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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

Feb. 20, 2009

Future of Animation

Recent films such as Coraline have wowed audiences with their visual effects. We'll talk with movie industry experts about the science and technology that lies behind animation, 3D images, and other visual tricks of the silver screen.

film, movies, animation, 3d

Aug. 27, 2010

Science Fiction Technology

How do filmmakers create the visions of technology that fill science fiction films?

film, movie, science fiction

Mar. 19, 2010

The Future of 3D

Blockbuster films use 3D, and 3D televisions are entering the market. But where is the technology headed?

film, television, 3d, 3-d, hubble, space, movie, imax

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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