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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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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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