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The Physics of the Perfect Paper Airplane


The Physics of the Perfect Paper Airplane

1st Marin Science Seminar of 2017 on 
Wednesday January 11th, 2017
Terra Linda High School, Room 207
320 Nova Albion, San Rafael 94903

Paper airplanes have become part of an important movement in the 21st century. It's called "making". Some people want to couch the movement as a rejection of television, video games, and mobile devices. That's upside down. Look at Makers. They don't reject anything. They consume all of that and then start using it for their own purposes. They are up to their elbows in the technology and loving it. Paper airplanes have the scientific method built in. They beg you to experiment. The hope of the world is in the hands of scientists. We need all of them we can get. We have no spare brains on the planet. Join us to learn about and experiment with the physics of the perfect paper airplane.

John Collins is the Guinness World Record holder for paper airplane distance. His love of paper airplanes has taken him around the globe. He has been invited to fly planes on four continents, and for some of the biggest companies in the world. His corporate clients have included Google Zeitgeist, Intuit, and Genentech, while his educational clients include Stanford and Rice universities, Carnegie Mellon, the Exploratorium, Maker Faire, and well as institutions around the world. John has appeared on all the major U.S. news television stations, as well as on Conan, science programs, and in numerous print media.


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