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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Jill Tarter: Carl Sagan Contacted Me

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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. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation.

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Simon Singh: D'oh = mc²

Simon Singh discovers that there is an insane amount of math in "The Simpsons."

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Simon Singh: D'oh = mc²

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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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