Inside Science has a new documentary all about fluid dynamics! It features interviews with five researchers about current work ranging from the physics of surfing to the spreading of diseases. Penguins, sharks, archer fish, 3D printing, and influenza all make an appearance (seriously, fluid dynamics has everything, guys). If you’d like to learn more about some of these topics, I’ve touched on several of them before, including icing, penguin physics, shark skin, archer fish, and disease transmission via droplets. (Video credit: Inside Science/AIP)
Locked away in an apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for fourteen years, the Angulo family’s seven children—six brothers named Mukunda, Narayana, Govinda, Bhagavan, Krisna (Glenn), and Jagadesh (Eddie), and their sister Visnu—learned about the world through watching films. They also re-enact scenes from their favorite movies. They were homeschooled by their mother and confined to their sixteenth story four-bedroom apartment in the Seward Park Extension housing project. Their father, Oscar, had the only door key and prohibited the kids and their mother Susanne from leaving the apartment except for a few strictly-monitored trips on the “nefarious” streets.
Everything changed for them when 15-year-old Mukunda decided to walk around the neighborhood in January 2010, against their father’s instruction to remain inside. All the brothers then decided to begin exploring Manhattan and the world outside.
But, astonishingly, the parents were not investigated by the police, still less prosecuted — in New York, there is no law against keeping children at home as long as they are schooled and receive medical treatment. But social workers did decide the three youngest boys needed to see therapists for a year, and the film suggests all have suffered some degree of psychological damage. Mukunda’s defiance broke his father’s grip.
I am producing a short documentary called Bright Noises that focuses on the realities of having autism/handling someone who does.
I’d love for any input on the subject on how autism has affected your life (both positive and negative!) and any myth-busting facts that you’d like to share that maybe the general public believes but is a very wrong stereotype.
Also if anyone could inform me on how Autism Speaks is a horrible organization, because that is about all i know about it.
More than 961 million people ride China’s sprawling network of high-speed trains each year. That’s more than three times the population of the United States, zipping hither and yon at 186 mph. This has made the country much smaller—the 1,428-miles between Guangzhou and Beijing flash by in eight hours, a trip that once took more than 20.
China launched its high-speed rail program in 2007 and opened the first line in time for the 2008 Summer Olympics. More than 12,400 miles of rail criss-cross the country, and the government wants to double that by 2030. The government believes the bullet trains will connect the far corners of a vast country.
“I look at my surroundings with sincerity of a child who doesn’t wish to break into someone’s intimate moment but rather be embraced by it. It’s like capturing frames of a life long movie, the frames that beat along with my heart. Every picture of mine has a piece of my soul in it. That’s why I do it, it’s my way of absorbing this world with all its beauty and flaws and give back a part of myself.”