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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Jill Tarter: Different Than the Other Sons

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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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Matt Denton: How to Make a Lovable Robot

Matt Denton makes BB-8 so lovable that they both wind up on the red carpet.

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Matt Denton: How to Make a Lovable Robot

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Matt Denton: Cinema 101: The Uses of Deodorant

Matt Denton stays dry and smells fine with deodorant in his toolkit of cinematic wizardry.

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Matt Denton: Cinema 101: The Uses of Deodorant

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Matt Denton: An Amazing Journey...To a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Matt Denton uses his electronics expertise to engineer a cute little robot named BB-8.

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Matt Denton: An Amazing Journey...To a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Matt Denton: BB-8: A Star Wars Droid's Seven Secrets

If a cat is supposed to have nine lives, Matt Denton explains, BB-8 has at least seven...

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Matt Denton: BB-8: A Star Wars Droid's Seven Secrets

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