Was the Universe Made for Us? on: sciencelive Matt Cunningham chats to Dr Carolin Crawford and Prof Bernard Carr on whether the Universe was made for us? The characteristics of the Universe are just right to allow human life to have evolved, what does this imply and what can it tell us about the Universe around us.
Matthias Seeger Max Planck Institute Experimental Design for Efficient Indentification of Gene Regulatory Networks using Sparse Bayesian Models on: Identifying large gene regulatory networks is an important task, while the acquisition of data through perturbation experiments (e.g., gene switches, RNAi) is expensive. It is thus desirable to use an identification method that effectively incorporates available prior knowledge --- such as sparse connectivity --- and that allows to design experiments such that maximal information is gained from each one. Our main contributions are twofold: a method for consistent inference of network structure is provided, incorporating prior knowledge about sparse connectivity.
Harry Kroto Florida State University Astrophysics Lecture 4: Origin of the Elements on: Vega Science Trust Origin of the elements and the formation of molecules in the interstellar medium: Big Bang synthesis, stellar synthesis of He and C and other elements, interstellar scattering, interstellar species such as carbon monoxide and more complex molecules.
V. S. Ramachandran University of California, San Diego The Uniqueness of the Human Brain on: Google Video Lecture 6 of 12. Ramachandran discusses phantom limbs and synesthesia (esp. color-blind synesthete) as a function of neuron innervation. Specifically, he focuses on cross-linking between nearby cortical regions, which he believes to be genetically caused
Questions Answered on: Computer History Museum Stump the Professor! Don't miss this opportunity to ask Don Knuth anything and everything you ever wanted to know about computer programming. He will spontaneously answer all questions posed by the audience.
Ian Swanson California Institute of Technology Ian Swanson: Tangled Physics: Superstring Theory and the AdS/CFT Conjecture on: Caltech Ian Swanson, a graduate student in physics at Caltech, discusses the quantum field theory is known as the Standard Model of particle physics, providing the most accurate physical predictions in the history of science. Physicists must now unite the Standard Model with the tenets of general relativity, and string theory is arguably the most promising candidate of the last 50 years.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Eva Harris on: UC Berkeley Webcasts Eva Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Infectious Diseases Division of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where she does research and teaching on Molecular Biology, Parasitology, and Virology.
E. O. Wilson Harvard University E. O. Wilson - The Coming Synergism Between Science and the Humanities on: Google Video Scientist and author Edward O.Wilson, draws on studies from a broad spectrum of disciplines to show how various fields of inquiry, and especially the humanities and sciences, intersect with each other. According to Wilson, 'the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and the humanities.' Series: Frontiers of Knowledge
Richard Schrock Massachusetts Institute of Technology Multiple Metal-Carbon Bonds for Catalytic Metathesis Reactions on: Nobelprize.org Richard R. Schrock held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2005, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Hkan Wennerstrm, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry
Barry Marshall NHMRC Laboratory, University of Western Australia Helicobacter Connections on: Nobelprize.org Barry J. Marshall held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2005, at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. He was presented by Professor Bo Angelin, Member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.
Peter Vanier Brookhaven National Laboratory Advanced Neutron Detection Methods - 412th Brookhaven Lecture by Peter Vanier on: Brookhaven National Laboratory With new radiation detectors, finding smuggled nuclear materials in a huge container among thousands of others in a busy port becomes possible. To learn about these new detectors from a specialist who has spent several years developing these technologies, watch the 412th Brookhaven Lecture, Advanced Neutron Detection Methods: New Tools for Countering Nuclear Terrorism.
Roy Gould Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Who Needs Physics? on: WGBH Forum Physics - the field that underlies every other field of science, from archaeology (think carbon dating) to virology (think electron microscopes). How will physics help reveal the true nature of the cosmos?
Team Server - Collaborate with Pleasure! Ajax Development with IntelliJ IDEA on: Google TechTalks The first presentation is completely dedicated to our new product Team Server, which has to bring to the whole team the same level of productivity as IDEA does for the individual developer. We will talk about continuous integration, server-side code analysis, peer-to-peer collaboration, and many other interesting things. The second presentation is dedicated to a lot of new and cool stuff in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0 related to Java.
Pioneering the Laptop: Engineering the GRiD Compass on: Introduced in 1982, the GRiD Compass 1100 was likely the first commercial computer created in a laptop format and one of the first truly portable machines. With its rugged magnesium clamshell case (the screen folds flat over the keyboard), switching power supply, electro-luminescent display, non-volatile bubble memory, and built-in modem, the hardware design incorporated many features that we take for granted today. Software innovations included a graphical operating system, an integrated productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, graphics and e-mail. GRiD Systems Corporation, founded in 1979 by John Ellenby and his co-founders Glenn Edens and David Paulsen, pioneered many portable devices including the laptop, pen-based and tablet PC form factors.
Invitrogen ZOOM IEF Fractionator System on: Biocompare Enhance your protein profile. The ZOOM(r) IEF Fractionator provides a simple, convenient, and reliable means to reduce sample complexity and enrich low abundance proteins.