Digital Cinema, Take 2
Film offers the best color and clarity, but in Hollywood´s effects houses, computers rule. Moviemakers must expertly blend both media.
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It´s virtual reality, writ small: atom-by-atom simulations of new materials could usher in the nanotech future sooner than anybody imagined.
Glenn Curtiss´s aeronautical innovations outlasted the Wright brothers´. But his biggest contribution to aviation was an Albany-Manhattan flight many deemed suicidal.
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With just homemade needles and some cells from an ear biopsy, Jose Cibelli of Cyagra demonstrates how to build a blue-ribbon steer.