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 Warming Oceans, Threatened Cities2014-09-22 21:52:03
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62 Aha Moment: Star Trek2014-09-15 18:32:43
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63 Method in the Madness2014-09-08 17:20:47
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64 Future Tense2014-08-25 22:58:27
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65 Magic Eye Paintings2014-08-11 19:26:00
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66 Annalee Newitz: The Future is Coming to Get You2014-07-14 22:13:06
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67 Toxic Materials2014-06-02 18:25:47
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68 Drinking and Smoking: Do They Make You More Creative?2014-04-21 18:08:21
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69 Plastics2014-04-07 21:56:45
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70 Symmetry and Sex Appeal2014-03-24 16:38:58
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71 A Dance Piece that Takes You Inside the Heart2014-03-17 18:41:52
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72 Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Performance Will Be Digitally Created2014-03-10 16:53:31
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73 Seeing Sound: Synesthetic Art2014-03-03 18:13:59
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74 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

75 Kirk to Enterprise: the Piece of Star Trek in Your Pocket2014-02-03 18:38:29
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76 Chris Hadfield: How to Brush Your Teeth in Space2014-01-27 17:01:44
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77 Narrative Medicine2014-01-13 21:38:41
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78 Origin Lessons2014-01-06 18:02:34
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79 Tendues and Torque2013-12-09 18:18:00
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80 3D Printing: Dawn of a Revolution2013-11-25 19:21:45
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