Saturday, May 10, 2008

George Johnson on Colbert

Thanks to Chad at Uncertain Principles, the video of George Johnson on the Colbert Report last week:

Faraday's Law, showing electromagnetic induction (the way we generate electricity).

The highlights are between 3:30 and 4:00 (when Stephen "gets off" on the classic magnet and coil demo), and the last 30 seconds (when Stephen discovers that high voltage electricity hurts but you don't die).

I really need to do that second demo in my class next fall.

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