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May. 09, 2014

Science Goes to the Movies: 'Transcendence'

SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the science behind the Hollywood techno-thriller Transcendence.

transcendence, johnny depp, ai, a.i., artificial intelligence, christof koch, stuart russell

Apr. 20, 2012

How Movie Makers Use Science to Make Magic

From miniatures and matte paintings to motion capture, a look at how movie technology has changed.

Aug. 22, 2008

Inventing the Movies: Edison to the iPod

We'll look at how Hollywood became a driving force in the invention of new technologies.

movie, film, hollywood, invention, technology
her, ai, a.i., artificial intelligence, her, joaquin phoenix, scarlett johansson

Oct. 25, 2013

Science Goes to the Movies: 'Gravity'

Astronauts separate fact from fiction in Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space epic, Gravity.

Jeffrey Hoffman, Don Pettit, astronauts, gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, 3d, space

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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