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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Science Goes To The Movies With New Series And App

Science Goes To The Movies With New Series And App

Science + Movies = Great Entertainment!

NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Real science is exploding in popular entertainment - and a TV series, Science Goes to the Movies, feeds the growing interest with an entertaining, accessible look at real-life counterparts to the science embedded in today's films and TV shows.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here:

Now a free app for Apple or Android brings the series directly to your phone or tablet. Download it now: Apple or Android

Episodes are also available for viewing anytime online or on select public television stations.

Faith Salie (NPR and CBS Sunday Morning) and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin are co-hosts for the first 26 episodes. Guests include cutting-edge scientists and pop culture celebrities in entertaining conversations about movies and science.

"Wouldn't it be great to experience some of the things we see in movies?" says series showrunner Lisa Beth Kovetz. "It's definitely cool to find out which of those fantasies, through science, are on their way to real life."

Some examples of how it works on Science Goes to the Movies are:

-- Physicist Venod Menon of the Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics
explains which elements of the Star Wars light saber are actually
possible in modern laser technology.
-- Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President
Joseph Biden, dissects the economics of The Hunger Games.
-- American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist Emily Rice riffs on
the world of Interstellar.
-- Quantum physicist Mukund Vegalatorre, Head of the Ultracold Lab at
Cornell University, explains how the BBC's Doctor Who utilizes
high-level concepts in physics to create its fictional world.
-- Science celebrities like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and Fabien
Cousteau reflect on the future - and how worried or excited to be about
And some pop culture icons discuss how science affects their worlds:

-- New York Giants linebacker Carl Banks examines the psyche of a pro
athlete and the ever-present fear of concussions.
-- Comedian Lewis Black ("Anger" from Disney's Inside Out) looks at the
neuroscience of anger and laughter.
Science Goes to the Movies is made possible by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is produced by City University of New York Television (CUNY TV) in New York City.

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