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President Obama to appear on ‘MythBusters’

U.S. president Barack Obama will be appearing on the December 8 episode of Discovery Channel's MythBusters.
October 18, 2010

U.S. president Barack Obama will be appearing on the December 8 episode of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters. The U.S. president, who announced his cameo at today’s White House Science Fair, will be taking part in an episode titled ‘Archimedes Solar Ray,’ dealing with an ancient myth concerning Greek scientist and polymath Archimedes. According to the lore, the scientist set fire to an invading Roman fleet using only mirrors and the reflected rays of the sun. The December 8 episode is part of Discovery Communications’ multi-platform ‘Be the Future’ science education initiative.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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