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New Camera Technology Behind Wildlife Series Life

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400

In the Discovery Channel's new 11-part series, Life, premiering March 21, filmmakers use innovative technology to catch wildlife on camera in ways you've never seen. PM talks to producer Ted Oakes to find out how the film's team pulled it off.

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More Than Just Stuffing: Taxidermy Questions For Melissa Milgrom

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400

PM sits down with Melissa Milgrom to discuss taxidermy-how to preserve your own squirrel, how the art form is changing and why there's more to taxidermy than just stuffing.

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Do Climate Scientists Need to Be More Transparent?

Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Scientists at AAAS 2010 talk about the need for better transparency in science, particularly for climate research. Here is what they have to say.

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Solar-Powered Circuits Charge by Sunlight in Real-Time

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania unveiled the world's first solar-powered circuit, a technology that shows particular promise for touchscreen devices, which could use the circuits as a direct source for sun-power.

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Fringe Finale Bends, But Conserves the Laws of Physics

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Fringe pushed the envelope this week with a rip that sends two dimensions colliding in horrific ways. We talk with physicist Sean Carroll of the California Institute of Technology to see if Fringe can boast facts two weeks in a row.

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The Problem With TV Time Travel And How Lost Can Fix It

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Lost's dedication to time travel science-or at least its consistent internal logic-is a triumph for television time travel, one that even Terminator couldn't pull off.

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Fringe's Killer Biological Weapon is Rooted in Fact

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400

We talk to toxin expert professor Dale Johnson of UC Berkley's Nutritional Science and Toxicology program to determine if a chemical weapon can be designed to target those with specific genetic traits.

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Does Fringe's Virus Eradication Plan Hold Up?

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0400

When a lethal virus is unleashed, the Fringe team is divided after two members are exposed. We chat with Dr. William Blattner, director of The Institute of Human Virology, to find out if Fringe's virus case is fact or fiction.

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Fringe Double Feature Plays With Mutation and Exorcism

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0400

After a holiday hiatus, the special paranormal investigating unit spends this week playing with exorcism science and tracking down a group of well-hidden mutants. We talk to experts to crack the science behind Fringe's possessions and mutants.

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How Micro-Transmitters Help Solve Nature's Riddles

Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Biologists use tiny tracking devices to trace patterns in unseen animal interactions. Here's what they've learned using microtransmitters on insects, salmon, snakes and birds.

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The LHC Hits 2.36 Trillion Electron Volts But What Does it Mean?

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0400

The Large Hadron Collider is back up and running and already breaking records, with a 1.18-trillion-electron-volt beam. Here, PM explains the electrons and proton beams, joules, volts and megawatts, created and consumed by the LHC.

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Obama Pushes For Improved Science and Technology Education

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0400

It was a fitting finale to a press event organized to announce new initiatives in science and technology education, a 6-foot-tall FIRST Robotics competitor whirred to life, shooting neon balls from a compressed-air tube past the President.

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Fringe Is on the Right Track With Code-Cracking Science

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0400

The Fringe team encounters the Observers-strange men who keep a log of mysterious code that the agents must try to crack. PM spoke with etymologist Rex Curry about deciphering ancient codes and symbols to see how (and if) it can be done.

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Obama Announces Winners of Smart-Grid Stimulus

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Today, President Barack Obama spoke at Florida Power and Light's new DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center about $3.4 billion in stimulus money going to smart-grid projects that will help link renewables to consumers.

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5 Companies Making Fuel From Algae Now

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400

Algae is now a burgeoning sector in biofuels with several high-profile start-ups, including Craig Venter's Synthetic Genomics, and the interest of big-time investors like Bill Gates and ExxonMobil. Here are 5 projects leading the pack today.

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