If you liked the last Nerd Nite you're going to love this one on November 25th! The two talks for the evening:
The Wonders of Geckskin
UMass professors Al Crosby, a polymer scientist, and Duncan Irschick, an evolutionary biologist, will be showing off their amazing material Geckskin™, which mimics the properties of the toepads of geckos, those amazing gravity-defying lizards. An index-card sized piece of Geckskin is capable of holding 700 pounds and releasing it with near zero force, on command. Learn about the development of this amazing material, as well as the new questions and insight the discovery has brought into the biology of the gecko--one of which will be in attendance!
You’ve Been Hallucinating This Whole Time (and other facts about color)
Aaron Jensen, an artist and teacher explains why there are actually two sets of primary colors, magenta is “just” in your head, and how rainbows may actually be magical! Get up to speed on everything there is to know about color including how we perceive it, and how it fits into the electromagnetic spectrum. With lasers and black light, this talk promises to be illuminating!
Monday, 11/25, 7PM
WWII Club (The Deuce)
50 Conz Ave., Northampton