Science and Creativity from Studio 360

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360

61 A Dance Piece that Takes You Inside the Heart2014-03-17 18:41:52
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62 Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Performance Will Be Digitally Created2014-03-10 16:53:31
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63 Seeing Sound: Synesthetic Art2014-03-03 18:13:59
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64 You're Living in a Science Fiction Story2014-02-10 18:11:14
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You're Living in a Science Fiction Story

It’s easy to look back at old science fiction and see it as silly. But there are important ideas embedded in those stories that influenced scientists and the way technology developed. Take the first science fiction film, Le Voyage dans La Lune or A Trip to the Moon, based on a story by Jules Verne. This 1902 silent movie blasts scientists to the moon in a giant cannon. Claire Evans, editor of the recently rebootedOmni magazine, says Verne was on to something. “He just extrapolated from the technology around him,” she says. “A massive shotgun barrel shoots people into space. That’s not what happened in the real world” of rocketry, but “that essential gesture is correct.” “A successful science fiction story — or novel, or film — allows its readers to become comfortable with the future, with radical new technologies and ideas before they become commonplace,” she says. “It softens the edge of change.” Or, as the science fiction writer Frederik Pohl once said, “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile, but the traffic jam.”…read more

65 Kirk to Enterprise: the Piece of Star Trek in Your Pocket2014-02-03 18:38:29
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66 Chris Hadfield: How to Brush Your Teeth in Space2014-01-27 17:01:44
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67 Narrative Medicine2014-01-13 21:38:41
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68 Origin Lessons2014-01-06 18:02:34
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69 Tendues and Torque2013-12-09 18:18:00
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70 3D Printing: Dawn of a Revolution2013-11-25 19:21:45
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71 Darwin Got It Wrong2013-11-04 23:23:46
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72 Museum of God2013-10-21 17:26:17
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73 Foldit2013-10-15 19:08:30
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74 Making Friends with Drones2013-10-07 21:28:19
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75 Drone Art2013-09-30 17:37:01
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76 Technicolor2013-09-24 16:53:54
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77 Hedy Lamarr2013-09-16 16:56:24
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78 Synesthesia for the Rest of Us2013-09-09 22:39:48
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79 Birdman2013-09-03 17:42:23
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80 Seaching for Words: Your Ngram Questions2013-08-26 17:11:55
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