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Freaky Fridays - Why buildings and bridges collapse

Fri, 2008-02-22 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

With Saeed Mirza (Civil Engineering, McGill). Followed by the 2003 film "The Core."

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Freaky Fridays - Scientific research in extreme conditions: From the Arctic to the Congo

Fri, 2008-02-01 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Hans Larsson (Biology, McGill) and Lyle Whyte (Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology, Natural Resource Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill). Followed by two films: "Prisoners of the Ice," a NOVA documentary spotlighting Hans Larsson, and the 1982 John Carpenter film about "The Thing" that takes over an Antarctic research facility.

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Freaky Fridays - The Science of Cold Survival

Fri, 2008-01-25 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

With Murray Humphries (Natural Resource Sciences, McGill). Learn the tricks of physiology and behaviour that allow polar animals to endure the cold. Followed by the 2006 film "Eight Below."

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Freaky Fridays - Hominids on the edge

Fri, 2008-01-11 17:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

With André Costopoulos, Anthropology, McGill. Learn about the selective pressures faced by early hominids living on environmental fringes. Followed by the film "The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas" (1957), in which a kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition in search of the legendary Yeti.

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Freaky Fridays - "Night at the Museum"

Fri, 2007-11-02 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Watch this film about a novice security guard's chaotic nightshift at a natural history museum and then take a flashlight tour of the Redpath Museum's secret spots and special exhibits led by trained guides of the Redpath Museum Club. The tours will be at 7 and 9 pm.

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Freaky Fridays - Science and the paranormal

Fri, 2007-10-26 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Ariel Fenster, Chemistry, McGill. This lecture examines paranormal phenomena and describes how many of the effects can be explained by perfectly "natural" means. Followed by the 2000 film "The Sixth Sense."

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Freaky Fridays - The Creation Museum: 30 million dollars of anti-science and mis-education

Fri, 2007-10-19 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Jason Wiles, Evolution Education Research Centre, McGill. This presentation explores and dissects the "science" at the new Creation Museum in Kentucky, where you'll see dinosaurs living peacefully alongside humans and hear how "Creation Scientists" explain that the Earth is only about 6,000 years old. Of course, science tells us that the Earth is around 4 and a half billion years old and that dino

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Freaky Fridays - Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons"

Fri, 2007-10-12 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Brigitte Vachon (Physics, McGill). This presentation describes how scientists make neutral antimatter from plasmas of charged particles and bridges the gap between what happens in the real-life laboratory and in the imagination of a highly entertaining novelist. Followed by the 2004 film "The Da Vinci Code."

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Freaky Fridays: Sputnik and us - 50 years in space

Fri, 2007-10-05 16:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

A Freaky Friday to mark 50 years since the first satellite orbited earth, starting with a presentation by Canadian Space Agency engineers Bruno Blais and Stéphane Corbin, followed by a "Sputnik and Sons" skit created by McGill's Science on Stage team, and concluding with planet and star gazing led by members of the Royal Astronomical Society. If weather is not suitable the evening finishes inside

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Freaky Fridays - Life on ice: The Arctic, Antarctic and Mars

Fri, 2007-09-28 16:00
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7

Dr. Dale Andersen, McGill grad (PhD'04) and Principal Investigator, SETI Institute's Center for the Study of Life in the Universe. This Freaky Friday, co-hosted by the Trottier Symposium, starts with the film "The Thing from Another World" (original 1951 version). Dr. Andersen will cover research that he and other SETI Institute members have conducted in the McMurdo Dry Valleys and Bunger Hills, A

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