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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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Snowflake Safari

\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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