The science behind "Interstellar"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:46pm
"Interstellar" is being called one of the most realistic space films ever. But is the science real? CBS News contributor Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, says science and sci-fi buffs might just agree on this film.
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Behind the science of "Interstellar"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:46pm
"Interstellar" premieres in theaters on Friday. While many will go see the star-studded cast featuring Matthew McConaughey, others will "geek out" at the authenticity of the science fiction -- and fact. Kaku Cohen reports.
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Get ready for "Polar Vortex, The Sequel"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:46pm
A blast of polar air is about to send temperatures plunging in the heart of America, thanks to an invasion from the north
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Paparazzi using drones to snap celebrity pics

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:48pm
Celebrities say the paparazzi have found a new way to snap pictures -- using drones. Entertainment Tonight takes a look at the controversy surrounding their use.
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Celebrity Drones

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:48pm
Celebrities say the paparazzi have found a new way to snap pictures -- using drones. Entertainment Tonight takes a look at the controversy surrounding their use.
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Mark Zuckerberg answers questions on Facebook

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:39pm
"Q&A with Mark" attracted thousands of questions, ranging from what he thought of "The Social Network" to why he always wears the same shirt
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​How marijuana spread throughout the world

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:08pm
Cannabis was first cultivated in Asia thousands of years ago and followed a long and winding road to the U.S.
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In "Big Hero 6," new tech makes movie magic

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:36pm
Disney's latest animated film is packed with all sorts of futuristic technology; here's how they did it
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Virgin Galactic may resume test flights in 2015

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:03pm
After last week's fatal crash, Virgin Galactic aims to get a new spacecraft ready for testing by summer
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Tech design behind "Disney's Big Hero 6"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:00pm
Disney’s latest animated film “Big Hero 6” opens in theaters this week. The movie is packed with all sorts of futuristic technology like flying robots and telekinesis. But to create this fanciful world, producers say they had to develop brand new technologies and software programs. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports.
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Comedian Megan Amram talks "Science... for Her!"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:21pm
"Parks and Recreation" writer Megan Amram offers up a "raunchy, crazy" textbook full of carbon dating, physics as nail art and kale
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Are chat apps safe?

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:32pm
A new report reveals that chat tools like Skype and Facebook Chat aren't as secure as we thought. CNET editor, Jeff Bakalar joins "CBSN" to discuss the security of our private digital conversations.
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Baby planets seen forming around a new star

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:19pm
For the first time, astronomers captured detailed images of multiple planets in the act of forming around a newborn star
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Facebook introduces Ebola donation button

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:03pm
Mark Zuckerberg hopes to ramp up fundraising efforts for a cause to which he has personally pledged $25 million
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Man wears Speedo and inner tube on flight

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:55pm
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos
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Apple-targeting malware is a "new brand of threat"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:42pm
Exploiting USB connections, WireLurker has infected hundreds of thousands of devices in China
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Amazing photo of Saturn and its Titan moon

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:42pm
The NASA probe image shows the beautifully backlit crescents and reveals meaningful clues about Titan's atmosphere
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How did pilot survive Virgin Galactic spaceship disaster at 50,000 feet?

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:52am
Investigators are still trying to find out what went wrong when the Virgin Galactic spaceship test crashed. One pilot was killed while a second parachuted to safety. John Blackstone shows us how the odds were stacked against anyone surviving.
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Sea otter pup rescued in California finds new home

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:09am
The abandoned animal is given a second chance by a Chicago facility
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Your mobile phone may be your next hotel room key

CBS Sci-Tech - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:50pm
Hotels are developing mobile technology to make it easier for guests to plan their stays and check-in to their rooms. CNET.com's Sumi Das shows us how the mobile keys work.
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