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Stories by Casey Rentz

More Science Films, Please! U.S.C. Science Film Competition...and Others

It’s not easy to make a film that’s fun, appealing, and....well...educational. Starting with early Horizon series and the NOVA in the 60’s and 70’s, science has borrowed from the cinematic arts to help us all appreciate the beauty of nature and thrill of scientific discovery.

March 16, 2012 — Casey Rentz

Big Bang X-Mas Tree

One Sunday morning, while reading Dennis Overbye’s Lonely Heart of the Cosmos , it occurred to me: a Christmas tree is shaped just like CERN’s diagram of the evolution of the universe.

December 21, 2011 — Casey Rentz

How to stop a hurricane (good luck, by the way)

As another hurricane season passes, I’m disappointed I didn’t hear Bill Gates resound with last year’s grand (yet perhaps logistically impossible) idea to dump tons of cold water in the path of moving twisters like Karl, Danielle, Lisa, and Tomas.

December 6, 2010 — Casey Rentz
Stories by Casey Rentz

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