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2010 World Science Festival Blog

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Death and the Powers is here

The innovative new opera by Tod Machover, Death and the Powers, opens this Friday for its world premiere in Monte Carlo at Opéra Garnier de Monte-Carlo. Machover gave Festival-goers a sneak peak of this hugely ambitious work earlier this summer at the 2010 World Science Festival, which included a thought-provoking conversation with AI legend Marvin…

Broadcast: The Search for Life

Update: The broadcast went really well. Thanks to everyone for participating. You can check out the replay and transcript with Jill Tarter and Seth Shostak here → Stay tuned for more interactive broadcasts to come. We’ve got some dingers lined up… Join us tomorrow for a special interactive broadcast of The Search for Life in…

The full replay of Hidden Dimensions: Exploring Hyperspace, featuring Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, Shamit Kachru, and Linda Dalrymple Henderson, is now available for streaming for a limited time. If you haven’t had your mind blown yet this morning, I recommend you head over to our livestream replay pages pronto, grab a tall cup of coffee,…

The fine folks at NPR’s RadioLab have produced a new episode based on Strangers in the Mirror, which features Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close (and was moderated by RadioLab’s own Robert Krulwich). Have a listen over at their site. Or add to your cue wherever podcasts are sold for free (ie, iTunes). And check out…

Tell Us a Story

Have a story to tell from the 2010 World Science Festival? Maybe it was something you learned? (Like, for instance, if the Earth were to be a black hole it would have to collapse to the size of a grain of sand.) Perhaps it was a serendipitous chat you had when bumping into your favorite…

Well, another World Science Festival is in the books. And what a trip it’s been. One attendee at this year’s festival suggested that, as if conjuring the gravity of a supermassive black hole, we must have slowed down the passing of time in order “to do so much in 5 days.” Accusations of timespace manipulation…

2010 Kavli Prize Announcement Liveblog…

…is over here, where you can also see a live stream and comment thread. I’m in there via the Kimmel Center’s liveblogging booth, but you can also follow me (or the #WSF10 tag) on Twitter. We’re going live to Norway as we speak, so tune in!

Kind of a Big Deal: We’ll be streaming the Kavli Prize announcements live from Oslo tomorrow morning as part of a high-end webcast, complete with stateside commentary, featuring Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus, Co-Chair of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Antonio Damasio, Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Kip Thorne, Elizabeth Vargas. Watch Live, starting…

Want to go to the World Science Festival, but can’t bum a ride to New York City? Your favorite program is already sold out? You want to be there for the suspense and drama of the 2010 Kavli Laureates announcement Thursday morning, but you’ve run out of sick-day excuses at work? Well, buck up, the…