July 7, 2021

LIVE ONLINE: Wednesday, July 14 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Mechanical Engineer & Animal Motion Expert David Hu with “How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls,” FREE!

Secret Science Club presents animal motion researcher & author David Hu on How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

Join us live via Zoom on Wednesday, July 14 (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

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Insects walk on water. Snakes slither over uneven terrain. Moles “swim” through sandy soil. Animals move with mind-blowing versatility, speed, and grace. But how do they do it & what can we learn from them?

At the next Secret Science Club, engineer David Hu—the author of How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls—explores the world of animal motion. Dr. Hu asks:

--How do wet dogs remove as much water from their fur in a fraction of a second (via the “wet-dog shake”) as a laundry machine would in minutes?
--When swarms of fire ants build rafts out of their own bodies, are they behaving like a fluid or a solid?
--Why are mosquitoes able to fly in the rain, when a single crushing raindrop has 50 times their mass? How do they survive these “drops of doom”?
--What are the implications of animal movement research for robotics, materials science, and vehicle design?

Before & After
--Mix up our rocking cocktail of the night, the Bulldog Shake… (recipe below!)
--Wriggle and stomp to faunal grooves
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of David Hu’s award-winning book, How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future here. Use code HU30 for 30% off when you order on the Princeton University Press website. Offer is good through August 30th.

David Hu is professor of mechanical engineering and biology and adjunct professor of physics at Georgia Tech. The author of over 100 scientific papers, he is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award for young scientists and a two-time winner of the Ig Nobel Prize in Physics (which honors “achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think”). His research and discoveries have been featured in The Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, Popular Science, and Discover and on Saturday Night Live and National Public Radio. He is the author of the book How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls: Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future.

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Cocktail Recipe for the “Bulldog Shake” (created by Joe Cacciola/Mixologist)
Ingredients: 1½ oz Chocolate Liqueur, 1 oz Heavy Cream, 3 oz Guinness Stout, and Nutmeg for garnish (optional)
- Pour the chocolate liqueur and cream into a bar shaker with ice, and shake very well
- Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass
- Top off with the Guinness (or more to taste)
- Grate nutmeg over the cocktail (optional)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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