Books by
Scott C. Anderson

A book on Stem Cells from Dr. Ann A. Kiessling and Scott C. Anderson:

Morphing Magic. The definitive book on computer morphing by Scott Anderson. Contains clear, working code:

On the Cutting Edge of Technology. Not so cutting edge anymore, but still interesting.

PC Graphics Unleashed. Advice from a simpler time, but still worthy.

Tricks of the Graphics Gurus. Lots of fun, simple tricks, 3D, morphing and fractals. By Dick Oliver, Scott Anderson and other gurus..

PC-Grafik. A German translation of PC Graphics Unleashed.



Great government & university science sites:

NOAA ( and NOAA Magazine ( These government sites provide rich resources for both the weather and the oceans.

EPA, along with its Explorer's Club for kids ( This government site is a good place to start looking for information on basic environmental awareness and policy.

CDC ( This is the homepage for the government's Center for Disease Control. A terrific source for health-related articles.

Exploring the Nanoworld ( This site is chock full of movies illustrating several amazing aspects of nanotechnology.

Other inspired science/tech sites:

Bedford Research Foundation ( This site is the real deal -- a site attached to a working lab doing groundbreaking research on stem cells, prostate cancer and infectious diseases.

MAKE magazine ( This is one of my favorite magazines, with tons of educational and extremely fun projects, all inexpensive. As soon as this magazine hits my front stoop, my kids and I pick our favorites and start making stuff.

Now is the Time ( It's time to go back to space!

Brainpop ( A great site for kids, with fun animations that explore all sorts of questions. New topics are added frequently in six categories (health, science, tech, math, English, social studies). Fun for the whole family. ( Delivers fascinating and engaging science facts daily to your email, and offers an extensive archive of science facts online. Topics are diverse and range from the human mind to nanotechnology, and from basic scientific concepts to the latest discoveries.

Women in Science ( Women's resources - a directory of women related science websites.


Minding the Planet ( An eclectic look at science, computing and the internet.

Panda's Thumb ( A chronicle of the ongoing battle between Darwinism and creationism.

Articles about biology, medicine and politics:

Creation of male/female embryos shows need for federal oversight
Chicago Tribune
July 13, 2003

Why use male cells in female embryos? This is just simple (if naive) practicality: Y chromosomes can be distinguished with a quick and inexpensive test. If the implanted cells became incorporated into the embryo, they would be easy to spot. So [Norbert Gleicher]'s team placed up to three male cells into female embryos that were 21 days old.

Of Pharmers and Chimeras
Spiked Online
August 6, 2002

The green fields that ostentatiously carpet the hills of Scotland are home to the drug factories of the Roslin Institute. These factories produce only a modest amount of gas, and nobody in the neighborhood is complaining. After all, these 'factories' are sheep, genetically engineered to produce human proteins in their milk.

Playing God
June 18, 2002

Bush's bioethics czar Leon Kass wants to criminalize lifesaving medical research because it violates the natural order of things. Would he have opposed wiping out smallpox?

Videomaker articles about computer graphics, video and DVD:

Dissecting a Digital Camcorder
October, 2002

Watch over a video technician's shoulder as he lays out all of a camcorder's parts -- from lens to CCD to record head -- but don't try this at home!

Author Your Own Director's Cut on DVD
April, 2002

Making video for DVD isn't like producing for VHS. It's a whole new ball game!

Computer Editing: Introduction to Computer Animation
February, 2002

Today's powerful animation software can help you create dazzling animation productions.

Keying DV Without Getting the Blue-screen Blues
November, 2001

How to overcome the problems associated with keying digital video.

Talk to Me! Making Animals Talk for TV
October, 2001

A behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood makes creatures speak.

Hollywood's Dark Secret: Shooting Day for Night
July, 2001

Go behind the scenes of a fictional, low-budget horror flick and discover how to produce nighttime shots during the day.

Magic Morphing: Setting Freeze Frames into Motion
June, 2001

A student's idea to infuse frozen instants-in-time with visual movement led to a cutting-edge Hollywood effect.

Image Stabilization: EIS/OIS
December, 1999

Explore some of the different techniques that are used to stabilize images, and get some ideas for putting this miraculous technology to work.

Tune Your PC For Editing Video
October, 1999

Retrofitting a computer for nonlinear editing can be frightening. But, if it's done right, the payoff is worth it. Watch as we configure a Windows/Intel PC for nonlinear and see, step-by-step, just how to set up your home computer for video editing.

Bit by Bit - Digital Takes Over
September, 1999
Digital video is more popular than ever. Does it warrant the hype? Dr. Mylar explains the virtues of the digital medium.

Hollywood's Secrets Revealed: A Look at Special Effects in the Movies, Yesterday and Today
October, 1998

Look inside the creation of some of Tinsel Town's special effects wizardry.

Digital Video & FireWire Made Simple
May, 1998

When digital video (DV) is combined with FireWire, you have everything you need to edit great quality videos. Dr. Cathode answers your questions about this new technology that's creating an exciting upheaval in the video world.

Digital Video 101
July, 1997

Digital video is only a decade old, but already it has turned the video world inside-out. Here's a helpful primer on digital video basics.

Animation Software
January, 1996

Animation the word conjures images of everything from moving 3D logos to spectacular outer space battles. Join Scott Anderson as he explores the software that can make animation a reality for your next video.

Desktop Video: Computer-generated Video
March, 1995

Add some computer-generated video to your next project.

Desktop Video: Singing the NTSC Red-green Blues
October, 1995

Singing the NTSC Red-green Blues, or does NTSC really stand for "Never Twice the Same Color?"

Desktop Video: Bundles of Joy
July, 1995

Taking a deeper look at software and hardware bundles.

Desktop Video: Logging Tapes
June, 1995

Logging doesn't have to be so hard.

Desktop Video: Tips for Terrific Titles
May, 1995

Tips for adding some punch to your video titles.

Desktop Video: Linear vs. nonlinear Video
April, 1995

Linear vs. nonlinear: what are the tradeoffs?

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