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Earth: a Giant Jigsaw Puzzle? ZdS#13

Zeste de science

Titre Série

Zeste de science

Numéro de notice

6502

Durée

00:04:16

Année de production

2018

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16/9
Couleur
Sonore

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GOMBERT Christophe

Résumé

The Youtube channel Zeste de science explores all aspects of scientific research, proving that even the most complicated scientific facts can be explained in less than 5 minutes, and that even the most seemingly trivial events of everyday life, if thoroughly studied, can contribute to the biggest technological advances.
Episode 13: The surface of the Earth is divided into several tectonic plates of different sizes that slowly age and sink under one another. Scientists from universities of Lyon and Sydney took an interest in that phenomenon and have tried to understand why these plates are constantly in motion and why their sizes differ so much. By using animated 3D modeling of fictive planets, they have been able to study the development of tectonic plates and therefore learn more about the development of Earth itself.

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