Curiosity Daily Podcast: Space Slingshot, Ancient Modern Pants, Lifesaving Silence
Hear about a slingshot launching payloads into space, the impressively modern-looking world’s oldest pants, and how moth wings are able to absorb sound to avoid detection from bats.
August 25, 2022
Episode show notes:
A different kind of slingshot.
- “NASA Will Test Gigantic Centrifuge for Hurling Objects Into Space” by George Dvorsky
- “NASA to Test SpinLaunch, a Giant Slingshot for Launching Satellites Into Space” by Eric Mack
Very very old pants.
- “The world’s oldest pants are a 3,000-year-old engineering marvel” by Kiona Smith
- “The world’s oldest pants stitched together cultures from across Asia” by Bruce Bower
Moth sound absorbers.
- “Moth wing-inspired sound absorbing wallpaper in sight after breakthrough” by The University of Bristol
- “Moth wings as sound absorber metasurface” by Thomas R. Neil, Zhiyuan Shen, Daniel Robert, Bruce W. Drinkwater and Marc W. Holderied
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