Impossible Science

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Jason Latimer (Science Center curator, magician) is fascinated by the seemingly impossible worlds of sci-fi and fantasy. On "Impossible Science," Jason challenges what's believable through mind-bending illusions; demonstrating how concepts like invisibility and telepathy might appear in real life. Then he meets the technological innovators working to make these impossible ideas a reality.

Comic-Con HQ
1 Season, 10 Episodes
September 8, 2016

Impossible Science Full Episode Guide

  • The co-founder of Google Brain, Dr. Greg Corrado, explains the artificial intelligence currently used in many of Google's products and at USC, Dr. Jonathan Gratch introduces Jason to the Virtual Human "Ellie."

  • Deep space hibernation is the next step in the exploration of the final frontier. At SpaceWorks Enterprises Inc., Dr. John Olds and Dr. John Bradford are looking towards a current medical procedure to create the future of space travel.

  • Learn how to turn objects invisible with the University of Rochester's reflective cloaking device and get a sneak peek at the Optical Physics Department's newest creation: omnidirectional digital cloaking.

  • Jason Latimer looks into the world of hyperrealism alongside leading creature effects studio Spectral Motion. President & Co-founder, Mike Elizalde gives us a peek behind-the-scenes at how they bring monsters to life on-screen.

  • The U.S. Department of Energy is currently using levitation to change the future. Join Jason Latimer and┼áDr. Chris Benmore at Argonne National Laboratory to explore the Advanced Photon Source and the practical ways we're using levitation to change lives.

  • Jason Latimer takes a look at the world's first rapid 3D bio-printer. Latimer meets with Dr. Shaochen Chen, professor of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego to discuss the future of 3D printing living and moving structures.

  • Jason Latimer finds out how close we are to commercially traveling at nearly the speed of sound. Latimer interviews Dirk Ahlborn, CEO Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, to learn how a community of engineers are going to revolutionize high speed travel.

  • Jason Latimer explores the next wave of augmented reality with Meta's Chief Product Officer Soren Harner. The company's new Meta 2 headset and development kit helps merge reality with the digital world.

  • Jason Latimer gives insight to the future of bionic suits. Latimer interviews Russ Angold, co-founder and CTO of Ekso Bionics, to understand the applications of bionic suits that enhance one's potential.

  • Illusionist Jason Latimer explores the latest advancements in mind reading technology. Emotiv CEO Tan Le shows us how the company's newest EEG headset wirelessly converts brain activity into commands for other devices.