Posts in Science Outreach


December 22, 2013


How different are our virtual  thresholds for punishment from real life? Maral Tajerian and Daniel Kayser talk about the painful truth.

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November 8, 2013


What’s the scary truth behind bioweapons seen in Mass Effect? Daniel Kayser and Sebastian Alvarado discuss the real science behind the genophage.

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October 29, 2013


Our Kavli Science Video Contest Advisors, including an array of zombie and monster experts, have graciously offered their time to participate in our very first Google Hangout! The  “Science of Monsters” Google Hangout will be this coming Tuesday, October 29th

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July 21, 2013


How do you create lovable characters like Cortana, Claptrap, Wheatley and GLaDoS? Rados Jovanovic and Daniel Kayser explore the world of Computer AI.

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  Mass Effect’s genophage is one of the few fictions in gaming that is easiest to consolidate with real science. That’s probably because we can already manipulate and engineer viruses that manipulate genetics within biological systems. In Mass effect, the

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April 13, 2013


Did you know that fungi exist that can take over the mental capabilities of a living animal? Felipe Dargent and Daniel Kayser talk about how this reality could translate to humans.

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April 6, 2013


How thin can Raiden’s nanoblade cut? Kevin Niebert and Daniel Kayser talk about monomolecular blades.

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March 24, 2013


Can you electrocute your friends with your own biology ? Probably not, but Sebastian Alvarado and Daniel Kayser speculate.

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