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

1 How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein2016-12-19 21:04:07
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How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein

It's hard to believe, but the words “time” and “travel” were never really linked until H.G. Wells' 1895 novel,  “The Time Machine.” James Gleick, author of “Time Travel: A History”  discovered that everything from Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine to Doc Brown's DeLorean can be traced back to Wells. “He wasn't trying to say anything about science,” Gleick says. “In order to tell his story, he invented this gimmick.” And “The Time Machine” explained this gimmick with another bit of sci-fi whimsy: that time is the fourth dimension of space. “That was ten years before Einstein's first publication of the special theory of relativity,” Gleick says. And once Einstein validated this view of space-time, it inspired countless stories about characters visiting the past and the future.…read more

2 Abou Farman on Leonor Caraballo’s “Vision”2016-12-05 17:27:33
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3 Canaries in the Coal Smoke2016-11-21 16:10:19
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4 Now We're Cooking with Math2016-11-07 20:57:44
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5 This is Your Brain on Art2016-10-11 16:17:44
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6 The Science of Singing2016-09-26 21:01:14
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7 Will Your Next Car Fly?2016-08-15 21:14:11
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8 Sexy Robots2016-07-18 18:25:46
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9 Boldly Going Where No TV Prop Has Gone Before2016-07-05 22:01:46
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10 Music Heals2016-06-21 18:07:10
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11 Two Artists Let the Animals Speak for Themselves2016-05-25 16:01:41
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12 The Neuroscience of Creative Flow2016-05-17 18:47:48
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13 For a Black Writer, Sci-Fi Offers a Reboot of Society2016-03-07 19:43:07
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14 The Real Scientists of Hollywood2016-02-23 17:06:15
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15 Artists and Scientists Collide at CERN2016-02-09 20:17:58
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16 Virtual Reality Starts Getting Real2016-01-26 17:42:52
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17 The Tommy Westphall Universe2015-12-21 18:04:44
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18 Microbial Videogames2015-11-30 22:30:34
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19 Smart Programs Read Shakespeare2015-11-16 23:20:02
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20 Robopainter2015-10-19 22:05:03
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