Environmental Themes in “The Day The Earth Stood Still”

When “The Day The Earth Stood Still” was released in 1951 the film served as an allegory for nuclear proliferation. But today’s remake of the sci-fi thriller is instead about global warming and environmentalism. In this video, ScienCentral speaks with Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly about these issues.

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Network of Citizens’ Laptops Will Monitor Earthquakes

Scientists want you to help them catch earthquakes. Rather, they want your computer to do it. As you’ll see in this ScienCentral News video, scientists hope to use the down time on people’s computers to help get a better profile on earthquakes as they happen.

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Faster Sea Level Rise

A new study indicates that a rise in sea levels as a result of global warming could be double or even triple than what climate forecasters have previously predicted for the end of the century. The ice sheets are melting faster than anticipated, making the situation even worse than previously thought.

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Green Gasoline

In just a few years, “Drill, baby, drill” could be replaced by “Grow, baby, grow.” Scientists have shown they can make green gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from plant sugars — far different from today’s biofuels.

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CO2 and Plant Pests

Researchers are finding that rising levels of carbon dioxide in the air might be bad for our gardens and food prices, even though plants need CO2 to breathe. Research is showing that too much CO2 can make at least one major crop more vulnerable to pests.

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CO2 and Acid Oceans

Research is showing carbon dioxide is not only causing global warming, it’s also causing sea water to become more acidic. The question of what this means for sea life is becoming a hot topic for everyone from scientists to filmmakers.

Wind Turbines Cause Dark Nights for Bats

The big knock on wind turbines has been that they’re dangerous to birds. But researchers have found that they actually kill more bats, and the reason why has been a mystery–until now.

Street Corner Science: Leon Lederman – Pt. 1

ScienCentral is taking science to the people in its first installment of “Street Corner Science”, in which a film crew and a renowned scientist are plunked down on a busy city street corner, and an impromptu Q&A session with the public ensues!

The Happening: Garden-variety Horror

ScienCentral interviews the cast and crew of “The Happening,” as well as a plant toxicologist from New York University, about toxic plants, religion vs. science, and the challenges of making this enviro-horror film.

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Under the Sea 3D

ScienCentral sat down with filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall to talk about their upcoming IMAX film, “Under the Sea 3D”. The video also features pre-released footage from the film and behind-the-scenes footage of its production, which is still in progress.

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