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Adam Schweigert

is the Online Director for Indiana Public Media (WFIU/WTIU) and has been with WFIU Public Radio since the fall of 2003, previously serving as Director of Multimedia Initiatives, Music Director and Arts Bureau Chief. Adam has been involved in the creation and production of Kinsey Confidential, Earth Eats, Artworks, Muslim Voices, and A Moment of Science (video). He was born in Akron, Ohio, received degrees in music composition, music theory and oboe performance from Ohio State University and attended Indiana University for music composition and computer music. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his dog Sydney.

Recent posts by Adam

February 2, 2010

 

Astronaut impersonating an actor in the movie 2001 a space odyssey

Good Morning, Dave

What does it mean to say that a computer can "think"? Learn more about the "Turing Test" on this Moment of Science.

January 6, 2010

 

Angry man on cellphone in a car

Parkin’ and Honkin’

All you want is a parking space, but the jerk you’re waiting on to leave is just sitting in his car taking his time. Why do we find this so aggravating?

December 6, 2009

 

A professor standing in front of a chalkboard

Hypnic Jerks

No, Not that kind of jerk. You're nodding off in class, suddenly your muscles twitch and you're wide awake again. What causes these sudden muscle contractions?

November 3, 2009

 

Laughter is a Social Signal

Recent research has shown that people are 30 times more likely to laugh in a social situation than when they are alone. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

October 6, 2009

 

The Trick Inside A Trick Candle

You keep huffing and puffing, and…the candle still doesn’t go out. Learn about the science behind trick candles on this Moment of Science.

October 5, 2009

 

A sad looking boy.

Why A Boy’s Voice Changes

For adolescent boys, a changing voice that cracks in the middle of a sentence can be embarrassing. But a cracking voice is a natural part of development.

August 4, 2009

 

Haven’t We Met?

Wouldn't it be creepy if you woke up one day and didn't recognize even your closest friends? Learn about facial agnosia on this Moment of Science.

July 20, 2009

 

Dog Mouth vs. Human Mouth

Which would you rather be bitten by, a dog mouth, or a human mouth? and which is really cleaner? Find out on this episode of A Moment of Science.

July 18, 2009

 

Caffeine Persuasion

Can consuming caffeine make you more easily persuaded? Find out on this Moment of Science.

July 17, 2009

 

Guys and Video Games

Why do guys tend to get so much more into video games than girls? Turns out, there's a scientific explanation. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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