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Don Glass

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Don Glass has worked in public radio since 1966. From 1970 to 1990 he served as Program Manager for WFIU, becoming Special Projects Director and Senior Producer from 1990 to 2005. He has retired from fulltime employment at the University, but continues to host and produce A Moment of Science. He enjoys working with A Moment of Science and learning fascinating new facts.

Recent posts by Don

March 3, 2017

 

Inside train tunnel

Popping Ears on a Train

Why do people's ears pop when they're riding on trains?

March 2, 2017

 

solar system model

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

February 28, 2017

 

a close-up image of the design on a roll of paper towel. Circles made of smaller circles made of dots. The paper towel is white.

How Do Paper Towels Absorb Water?

You've seen TV ads lauding the slurping powers of paper towels; while we won't make any exorbitant claims about them, we're going to discuss how they work.

February 24, 2017

 

Four skydivers getting into formation over the Dubai Desert

Physics of the Fall

How are skydiving teams able to make formations in mid-air?

February 23, 2017

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

February 21, 2017

 

A female Rufous Hummingbird with its beak inside a bright pink flower. The photo has captured a moment where the bird looks completely still, except for its blurred wings.

Coextinction

Coextinction is an important consideration in conservation efforts.

February 16, 2017

 

A photograph of what appears to be a pond. Green-brown algae is on the edges. In the middle of the photograph and the pond, you can see below the water's surface. What you can see is seaweed. A few dark blue spaces.

A Fishy Gaze

Green sunfish can see quite well in water that is thick and murky. How?

February 15, 2017

 

Wind blowing snow and weeds in a field.

How Cold Does It Feel?

How does the National Weather Service calculate the windchill?

February 8, 2017

 

The moon shines over a brightly lit city

Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

February 2, 2017

 

An image of a sunrise, clouds, and Haleakal, Maui

Sunrise, Sunset

Why does it seem like sunsets are longer than sunrises?

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