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1.4-Meter Organic LED TV Sets to Be Unveiled at Consumer Tech Extravaganza

For years manufacturers have tantalized consumers with the promise of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions capable of delivering more brilliant colors (including deeper blacks), and greater levels of contrast and brightness than any other television screen—all with rapid video response rate. OLEDs are already in regular use to provide crystal-clear screens for smart phones, car [...]

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You’ll Never Watch TV Alone Again

Want to know whether Modern Family or your favorite TV show will be back next season? Check out that program’s presence in the social media arena, according to the Social TV Summit held Wednesday in New York City. Networks and the marketers that advertise on them are beginning to salivate over the information social media [...]

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Plugged In

Who Needs Investment: Let’s Have an Infrastructure Film Festival

The television show “Revolution” is getting ready to start, with its plot based on the failure of the electrical grid. That’s nothing new, though — the most recent Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Spiderman movie, “The Amazing Spiderman,” came out this summer, each with significant events or  themes involving infrastructure systems. Half of the [...]

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PsiVid

Neil Shubin’s “Your Inner Fish” Comes to TV

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Nothing makes me happier than reading a really good science book. After that, I am fairly pleased when some of my favorites are adapted for TV to reach those less likely to pick up one of those gems. Some recent examples of book adaptations include: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (rebooted by Neil Degrasse Tyson), The [...]

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Will Enjoying ‘Cosmos’ Depend On If You Liked Science In School?

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Tonight’s TV line-up has science enthusiasts quite excited. Of course I’m talking about Cosmos as presented by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, produced by Seth MacFarlane (of Family Guy fame) and written by Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s widow and co-creator of the original series. There has been a lot of talk about whether this program will get [...]

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Quand la Science Fait Rire: IgNobels have their own TV show!

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Who is not charmed by the quirky science that is recognized each year by the Ig Nobel Prizes? For those who are unaware of this amazing phenomenon, here is the description from their website: The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to [...]

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Male anthropologist, paleontologist, or anthropologist needed to co-host TV show!

Before everyone gets their feathers ruffled that this casting call is looking for a male, just know he is to be a co-host to a female. Now that that is clear….. SEEKING CO-HOST FOR MAJOR CABLE NETWORK Major Cable Network dedicated to Nature, Science and Exploration, is currently casting a Co-Host for new project examining [...]

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“King of the Nerds” TV Game Show Casting-Urgent

Lewis and Booger from "Revenge of the Nerds"

Here is a very fun opportunity for passionate, outgoing, dynamic geeks who want to compete on a game show on TBS! The catch? You must be between 18-30 years old and be available PRONTO! Check out their website. After speaking with the casting director, and learning additional information, trust me, this could be BIG!! If [...]

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Casting Science Girls and Science Cooks

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Before we talk TV, I wanted to let everyone know I am paying “blog calls” to each Science Online 2012 attendee. You can follow along which posts I’ve read and the shoutout I give on my twitter stream. To catch up every 50 calls or so, I will post the list on my own website. [...]

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The Sloths are Coming! Behind the Scenes of a New Program on Animal Planet

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This is the time of year many of us instinctively turn toward heart-warming movies and TV shows. If you are one of those people, I have the perfect nature show for you. Airing December 17th at 8pm on Animal Planet, it is a sweet, warm, and humorous story about an unusual place: the Avarios Sloth [...]

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‘Cosmos’ and ‘Your Inner Fish’ Pack the 1-2 Punch

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Two weeks from today, on April 9th, PBS will air the first of a three-part series adapted from Neil Shubin’s popular book, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year-History of the Human Body. If you’ve ever wondered why we’re built the way we are – with five fingers on each hand, testes that hang [...]

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