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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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