Big Picture Science Radio Show - What Have You Got To Move
Whether they swim, slither, jump, or fly, animal locomotion is more than just an urge to roam: it’s necessary for survival. Evolution has come up with ingenious schemes to get from here to there. Hear how backbones evolved as a consequence of fish needing to wag their fins, and why no animals have wheels.
- Matt Wilkinson – Zoologist, science writer, University of Cambridge, author of Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements. Technology.
- Helen Czerski –physicist, University College London, author of Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life.
- Anita Sengupta – Aerospace Engineer and project manager of the Cold Atom Laboratory at NASA’S Jet Propulsion Lab.