SCInema aims to educate a general audience about the current state of science and technology depicted on the silver screen by pairing popular movies with TED-style talks given by leading experts in the field.
Animal Biotechnology: A Tool for Good or Evil?
World-renowned animal scientist Dr. Alison Van Eenenaam (UC Davis Department of Animal Science) gave a talk about the science behind genetic engineering, which was followed by a screening of the film Okja. Her talk is available from Aggie Video. (November 4, 2017)
The "Lasers" of Star Wars
Professor Kyle Crabtree gives a talk on why a “laser” gun isn’t a laser, how a real laser works, and the cool ways scientists use lasers in their research. (February 25, 2017)