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Further Reading: Kitsch in Space

Space junk can be a big threat to astronauts and satellites. Learn more about space junk in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Zoom and Enhance

Is what we see in the movies possible, can you really zoom and enhance? What are some of the ways we manipulate digital photos and video? What is light field capture and what can it do?

Caught in a Tractor Beam

How can light pull microscopic objects? What are the different ways scientists can use light to move stuff? What are some applications of these tractor beams?

Hollywood Ruined Holograms

How are holograms made? Why is the typical science fiction portrayal of holograms unrealistic? What are some other 3-D visualization techniques? Join Jonathan, Lauren and Joe as they take a closer look at the nuts and bolts of 3-D visualization.