Psyched by Cutting Edge Science? Watch Science Channel's Brink Premiere This Friday


Garth Sundem presenting his foolproof gift-giving, budget dividing mathematical formula. Image: The Science Channel

What should the TV science aficionado being doing this Friday night, November 28th at 10pm? Tuning into the premiere of The Science Channel's new series Brink, of course.

Hosted by Josh Zepps , each episode of Brink features reports on the latest breakthroughs in technology, research, discoveries and the mysteries of the scientific world, as well as exclusive interviews with prominent scientists. Here's what you'll see in the first episode:Simple Formula Divides Up Your Gift Budget
Appropriately enough, airing on Black Friday, the first episode will show you how a simple mathematical formula can help you decide how much to spend on presents for your friends and family this holiday season.

Garth Sundem, author of "Geek Logik: 50 Foolproof Equations for Everyday Life" presents an "invaluable, fail-safe formula" that takes your gift budget and asks you to assign rating to each person on your list from 1 to 10. After adding them all together, you divide your total budget by that original sum. The result is the share of your budget you should spend on someone rated as a 1; someone rated as a 5 would get a present worth five times that much. Confused? Brink will explain it better than I.

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Brink gets more techy than that though: Zepps will also be bringing you the latest science headlines—like light refraction technology that someday may lead to a real-life cloak of invisibility, and how researchers at MIT are developing novel ways to store solar energy for use when the sun isn't shining.

Sounds like your thing? Tune in this Friday, November 28, 10pm (Eastern & Pacific Time), on The Science Channel for the premiere of Brink.

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