Peter Vesterbacka, creator of the "Angry Birds" franchise, explains his team's mission to combine education and entertainment, while Rhett Allain explores physics through the game's lens.
Rhett Allain is an Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University. He enjoys teaching and talking about physics. Sometimes he takes things apart and can't put them back together.
Boyd Matson, in his work for National Geographic, has been bitten, scratched, or pooped on, and occasionally kissed by most of the creatures found at your local zoo. What he refers to as his job, others might describe as a career spent attending summer camp for adults.
Currently Matson is the host of the weekly radio show, "National Geographic Weekend." Conducting interviews from the studio and from the field, Matson connects with some of the greatest explorers and adventurers on the planet to transport listeners to the far corners of the world and to the hidden corners of their own backyards.
Matson's interviews are often based on his own first hand experience traveling to some of the most exotic and isolated places on the planet as a journalist and adventurer on assignment for National Geographic. On his travels to all seven continents he has participated in high-adrenaline adventiures, witnessed amazing natural history, been present for exciting discoveries in archeology and paleontology, and documented disappearing cultural traditions.
Matson also writes about his experiencs in his monthly column, "Boyd Matson Unbound" for National Geographic Traveler magazine, produces videos for National Geographic.com, and serves as a spokesperson for the National Geographic Society.
Prior to hosting "National Geographic Weekend," Matson, hosted the National Geographic Television-produced public T.V. series, "Wild Chronicles." He was also the longtime host of the award-winning series, "National Geographic EXPLORER." Before coming to National Geographic, Matson spent many years in network television news: co-anchor "World News Now" (ABC); host of "The Real Story" (CNBC); correspondent for "Real Life With Jane Pauley" (NBC); co-anchor and correspondent for "USA Today On TV"; co-anchor "Sunday Today" (NBC); and senior correspondent "Today" (NBC).