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Science Speed-Dating Aims To Boost Accuracy In TV And Film

Enlarge this image bestdesigns/Getty Images/iStockphoto Have you ever walked out of a movie theater and said to your companion, “Wow, the science in that film was awesome?” You might think, here, of Jodie Foster searching for extraterrestrial intelligence in the now-classic movie Contact. Or, more recently, Matt Damon sciencing his way out of trouble when stranded in The Martian, or the smart linguist-and-theoretical physicist team played by Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner working to communicate with heptapods in Arrival. We can each probably name a favorite. (I’m pretty sure for…

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