The only time a phone book seems useful is when looking for the number to a plumber or a Chinese restaurant. I'm sure you've never even considered how strong a phone book actually is; I know I haven't. However, after visiting Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, I knew the answer to this question. It took two army tanks (8,000 pounds) to pull 2 phone books apart, and COSI has the evidence to prove it.
On the TV show Mythbusters, the cast and creative team often pose questions unlikely to cross our minds, and their answers and methods draw us in to watch and learn about things we've never even imagined. Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, now at COSI, is no exception.
It’s a famous stunt: a magician pulls a tablecloth from under a table full of dishes without disturbing a single one. Would you believe physics is at work in this trick?
With “Tablecloth Chaos”, one of several interactive activities at COSI's Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, you can put your skills to the test. Using Newton's first law of physics, one can find the best and easiest way to pull the tablecloth without disturbing anything. There may be several ways to pull the tablecloth successfully, just make sure you don't mess up the dishes!
This week’s look into Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition is all about the Killer Card Toss, an interactive that tests one’s ability to throw a card so quickly that it sticks into a target. The success in this activity depends on the card’s angular momentum, which is created by the angle at which you throw the card and the flick of the wrist.
Find out how quickly you can toss a card at COSI’s Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, featured at COSI through September 2, and keep watching www.wcbe.org for more about this exciting new exhibit.
For those daredevils out there, this week's look into Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition will be sure to thrill. Even for other, more timid people, this week's interactive activity is not as dangerous as it sounds. This activity tests the myth of whether one can dodge a bullet.
Can you dodge a bullet? How long can you hang from a ledge with just your fingers? Is it possible to pull the tablecloth off of a set table without moving a dish?
Find out all these answers and more, without the risk, at COSI's new Mythbusters exhibit. Through September 2, you can be a part of the Emmy – nominated hit TV show that examines and answers everyday questions and legends.
Have you ever wondered how long you can hang onto a cliff before falling to your untimely demise?
The answer to this (minus the risk of imminent death) is at COSI’s newest exhibit, Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition and Cliffhanger, an activity that tests your ability to hang onto a "cliff" for as long as you can stand it.
In this week's look into Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, is it possible to drive successfully while "blind"?
In this interactive activity, the participant is driving on a course that they cannot see. They must rely on a partner who can see the course to give instruction. The activity is not about who has the most driving experience, it is more about how to relay directions in a helpful, organized fashion.
Coming up this Sunday, JazzSet remembers pianist Mulgrew Miller (1955-2013) as Artist-in-Residence at the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival. Picture it: outdoors and downtown on Labor Day weekend, Miller is everywhere, playing and teaching and being interviewed, and he's smiling. From that weekend, he leads his group Wingspan and plays two-piano duets with Kenny Barron on JazzSet.
Tune in for this special edition of JazzSet, as we remember Mulgrew Miller, this Sunday at 2pm on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus, followed by Jazz Sunday starting at 3pm.
9am: Backstory: Mission Accomplished - How Wars End The declaration of "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq was famously premature. But have America's other wars had neat or definitive endings? In this episode, BackStory looks at prominent conflicts of the last three centuries, and explores what it takes to end a war -- both in legal terms, and in the popular imagination.
WCBE was a fan of American sports and civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson, before being one was "cool."
Back in early winter 2007, WCBE music history reporter Jack Marchbanks researched, wrote and produced a retrospective on Jackie Robinson to note the 60th anniversary (April 15, 2007) of Robinson breaking the "color barrier" in major league baseball.
The WCBE Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 1st starting at 8am in front of our studios at the Fort Hayes Campus, located at 540 Jack Gibbs Blvd in Columbus. You can donate Goodwill acceptble items beforehand for the sale from May 27th through May 31st. All proceeds benefit WCBE! Any items not sold at our yard sale will be given to Goodwill. Don't forget to mark your calendar! See you there!
Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3pm on America Abroad, it's an update of a previous program. While largely Muslim today, the Middle East is also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism, and other religions. They're in the minority, along with many Muslim sects. With the rise of Islamist political parties, what rights and protections can minority religious groups expect? We'll look at the Alawites of Syria, Jewish life in Tunisia, Christians and Baha'is in Egypt, and more this Saturday, May 11th at 3pm, on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus!
Coming up this Saturday, March 2nd at 3pm, it's "Life in 2030": Robots that fight fires, cars that drive themselves, clothes that prevent illness—are they the stuff of science fiction? Or are they more likely than we think? “Life in 2030,” a one-hour special from the radio series Engineers of the New Millennium, explores the latest discoveries to give listeners an idea of how technology will shape our lives in the not-too-distant future.
Coming up on the next America Abroad: From unrest in the Middle East, to a rising China, to Europe's economic woes, the next Obama administration will face a series of foreign policy challenges. As President Obama's second term gets underway, we'll examine the major foreign policy issues on his plate.
Tune in for this edition of America Abroad this Saturday, February 23rd, on 90.5 FM WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark!
We're back in Newark! After years of searching, researching, and wrangling, WCBE is on the air in the Newark/Granville area once again. Our return required a frequency move: we're now broadcasting there at 106.3 FM.
The geography of the area blocks our main frequency of 90.5 FM. When we had to power down several years ago due to interference with a new rock station in Columbus, listeners in that "blacked-out" region could no longer tune in to our dulcet tones and tunes. We're persistent broadcast buggers, though, and we've kept working at the issue ever since.
Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, it's The Blue Note Sound! It's our third special for African-American history month. The Blue Note record label attracted many of the true giants in jazz, bringing African-American artists into the attention of the mainstream, changing the direction of jazz forever.