It was obvious to any physicist how the buildings came down

After talking about the hydrogen economy and the space race, Professor Muller (at about 7:30) is led by Boston Public Radio host Tom Ashbrook to the subject of what future presidents should know about the physics of terrorism; specifically, how did those buildings come down? (hint: it was too many calories!)

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Physics for Future Presidents
Aired: Monday, July 21, 2008 11-12PM ET (on National Petroleum Radio)

By host Tom Ashbrook

In January next year, a new American president will step into the Oval Office and into a mess of challenges from energy crisis and terrorism to global climate change.

Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller has a few things he'd like that president to know about the science around those challenges.