Chemical Cuisine: Beefy Situations

2014Chemical CuisineNews & Views

 WARNING: This article might tell you information you do not want to know.   The development of the American food system has been following the same trajectory for a long time. In many respects, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm policy has promoted a transformation of agriculture from relatively small units to large scale ones relying heavily on fertilizers, mechanization as well as subsidies. The Farming Crisis ofRead more ➠

Join Imagine Science at TEDMED September 10-12!

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Curious about what’s next in health innovation? Join Imagine Science Films at TEDMED from September 10-12 to hear engaging talks from transformative leaders about the future of global healthcare. TEDMED will be taking place in both San Francisco and Washington, DC with an incredible line up of healthcare and medical experts. For more on the sessions, check out the Imagine Science Films TEDMED film series here. Register at here orRead more ➠

2014: The New 2001

2014Fiction to FutureNews & Views

Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey takes the viewer on a two-and-a-half hour-long journey that addresses multiple scientific fields. In the span of the film, science fiction meets evolutionary biology, computer science, artificial intelligence, astronomy, space flight, and extraterrestrial life. Not only does the film address all of these scientific fields, but it also mixes different kinds of storytelling, through both conventional, linear storylines and avant-garde experimental film.Read more ➠

A Chat With Anna Yates

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Late last week, I got to sit down with the exuberant Anna Yates, production designer for both the short and feature versions of The Fly Room. Written and directed by Imagine Science’s own Alexis Gambis, The Fly Room is based on a true story of a young girl named Betsy and her experience in her father’s, Calvin Bridges, insect laboratory. Calvin Bridges was one of the pioneers of genetics research,Read more ➠

Spotlight 26: A Lab on Wheels

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The BioBus is a 1974 transit bus filled with microscopes to become a mobile laboratory which travels across New York City to give children a glimpse into a fascinating microscopic world. Imagine Science’s Samuel Ridgeway and Hudson McLane caught up with the BioBus’s Sarah and Matthew Weisberg as they spent the day with students from Camp RESTORE, investigating the tiny creatures that live in the East River. Camp RESTORE isRead more ➠

Spotlight 22: Medium Rare Science

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Burger Joint, 33W 8th Street NY, hosted an exhibition of scientific images, which had been taken by scientists at the Center for Soft Physics Research, NYU. Kazem Edmonds organized the exhibition and collected photographs from his colleagues. The photographs include images of nanoparticles and colloids. Burger Joint focuses on making delicious burgers as well as being a venue for art and events. It is recommended that you visit! An ImagineRead more ➠

Spotlight 21: Vibrations to Abstractions

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Though it seems effortless, language is an amazingly complex computational system living in our brains. ‘Sounds’ – vibrations in the air around us that we pick up with our ears – are coded, and translated into meaning, becoming mere abstractions in our minds. Dr. David Poeppel, a neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology at NYU uses a technique called magnetoencephalography (MEG) to measure the tiny magnetic fields our brain cellsRead more ➠

Submit by August 1st!

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Submit to the 7th annual Imagine Science Film Festival! Nature will be sponsoring the Scientific Merit Award ($2500) and Audience Choice Award ($1000)! Submit by August 1st here.

Fiction to Future: Soylent Green Is….Insects?!

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1973’s classic Sci-Fi film Soylent Green portrays the dystopian future of 2022, where the world is suffering from mass pollution, overpopulation, and a boiling planet due to the drastic effects of climate change. The film centers on New York City, which is now home to over 40 million people. Here, most resources have been completely exhausted and access to food is expensive and nearly impossible. As a result, people beginRead more ➠