Princess Leia, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson have all been made into holograms How was it done? And how close are we to having real Marvel Universe labs like Tony Starks? Dr. Vinod Menon explains what exactly a hologram is, how they are created, and what the future might hold for this impressive technology.
Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more. The series encourages lively and informative conversation about concepts, as well as film portrayals of scientists and scientific inquiry, asking if there is real science behind a story, or if a screenwriter made something up. Is science leading dramatic imagination, or does imagination create new science?