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Scientific American Frontiers

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Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe (more…)

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Season 8, Episode 4 The Art of Science

First Aired: January 21, 1998

Reports on the digital effects used in the movie “Titanic” help to examine the interplay of art and science. Also: computer-generated art painted on canvas by a a robot; “hyper instruments” that create music in response to body movements; painting and sculpture restoration. Alan Alda hosts.