“Is Creativity Vital?” This TED Talk Answers So Many Questions

"Is Creativity Vital?" This TED Talk Answers So Many Questions

Do you believe in human creativity? Does art matter? A creative person would say ‘yes,’ but does anyone else care? I’ve struggled with those questions for a long time; perhaps you have, too. Happily, I found this TED talk by Ethan Hawk and it answers so many questions for me: Yes, creativity IS vital. Why …

Interesting Science Stuff: Empty Space is Not Empty

Nerds are lining up to dunk on this video, but I thought I’d share it. Interesting science stuff, like the fact that empty space is not empty, often germinates into interesting scifi stories. Watch the video, and then read the explanation below: Here’s how it works, according to Professor Derek Leinweber: An atom is mostly …

Sci-Friday #122 – Back to the Future Visual Effects

Here’s why you want to know more about the visual effects in Back to the Future. You might have asked yourself: how did they get the hoverboards to hover? Did they use CGI to make a DeLorean to fly? How many people were involved in helping Doc Brown achieve temporal displacement? Kick back and watch …

Sci-Friday #121 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blooper Reel

Look, I get it – you’re still mad about Star Wars: the Last Jedi. But rather than discussing what I think is good about the movie, let’s have some fun on this Sci-Friday. Kick back, and enjoy a blooper reel from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Come for Daisy Ridley, stay for Mark Hamill’s ‘Grandpa …