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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Jill Tarter: 30 Seconds On Why We Search For Aliens

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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. Jill was the inspiration for Ellie, the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact," portrayed by Jodie Foster in the novel's film adaptation

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Bisi Ezerioha: The Movies Never Get It Right

Bisi reveals that even the very coolest car movies typically get the science wrong.

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Bisi Ezerioha: The Movies Never Get It Right

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Bisi Ezerioha: The Fast and the Curious

Bisi Ezerioha takes things apart and puts them together so they'll go VROOM!

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Bisi Ezerioha: The Fast and the Curious

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Jessica Cail: My Doctorate in Bullwhip

Jessica Cail describes her favorite onscreen whip-wielding... including her own.

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Jessica Cail: My Doctorate in Bullwhip

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Jessica Cail: Addictions...From Drugs to Stunts

Jessica Cail studies addictions and then she beats people up in TV shows and movies.

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Jessica Cail: Addictions...From Drugs to Stunts

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