Men in Black 3: Going Back in Time



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Two familiar men in black suits are back in theaters on May 25, 2012, and this time, more than aliens are involved. In this released trailer for Men in Black 3, J discovers K has been dead for 40 years. With the help of a small device and a jump…

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Hollywood Inspired Science



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While Hollywood has been known to use ideas from the great minds of science as a springboard for its storytelling, scientists have also been enlivened by what they have seen on screen to think about their research in different ways. “Movies blow the lid off of imagination and creativity and…

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Marvel's THOR: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure Takes STEM to Hollywood



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Superheroes, a movie premier, science, and Natalie Portman – four things that make our teenage hearts swoon! And that’s exactly the reaction we were looking for when we teamed up with the brilliant minds at Marvel, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, and Girl Scouts USA, to roll out Marvel’s THOR:…

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Watch My Shorts



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Installment 1: Accidental Painting, Flatland: the Movie, and Flatland 2: Sphereland People love science fiction and Hollywood loves the piles of money these films make. The record holder for worldwide box office proceeds among all films is James Cameron’s science fiction epic Avatar (2009), coming in at a cool $2.8…

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Plextronics – Is The Next Big Thing Flat?



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What’s the next big thing in light?  Well, it just may be an array of products that will revolutionize the way we look at our phones and even how we watch television. The innovative new products will use an energy efficient technology that’s a perfect example of what can go…

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Opinion Exchange: The Best show You’re Probably Not Watching



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If you watch nothing else on television – not that I recommend that you do that – you should be watching CBS Sunday Morning.  This long-running series – it’s been on the air nearly 35 years — even won an Emmy a few weeks ago for outstanding morning program, an…

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Science Rules on Big Brother 14



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Can studying science help win a TV reality show competition?  Just ask Ian Terry.  We did.  Ian Terry spent last summer being watched by millions on TV; that was enough to put him on our list of notable scientists even though he’s not quite finished with school. Big Brother, a…

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How a Drawing Could Cure Cancer: Physics Diagrams as Modern Hieroglyphs



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If you’re a fan of the TV series, The Big Bang Theory you’re probably used to laughing at Penny and Sheldon’s interactions, especially when Dr. Cooper tries to explain physics to his loveable blonde neighbor. One such instance is captured in the picture below.  If you look at it, you…

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To The Moon and Beyond, We Are The Explorers



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What do you get when you mix NASA, Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime, historical footage, a group of passionate advocates and a crowdfunding campaign? Most likely, a really fantastic 30 second clip that will now be shown across the country. The Aerospace Industries Association first set out to…

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Story Behind The Story: Argo



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Unusual tales in Hollywood usually aren’t so unusual.  But this particular story caught our attention because it’s about science; it’s about entertainment; and, most of all, it’s unusual. The story begins with the highly successful movie Argo, the darling of the award show circuit, eventually winning the Oscar for best…

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