Hans Reiser Namesys The Reiser4 Filesystem on: Google TechTalks The ReiserFS project aims to add support for semi-structured data querying to the filesystem namespace. Reiser4 is the storage layer for this. It stores all files in a dancing (not balanced)tree, and is currently the overall fastest filesystem for traditional filesystem usage patterns.
Will Noel Walters Art Museum The Archimides Palimpsest on: Google TechTalks The Archimedes Palimpsest is a 10th Century medieval manuscript that is the subject of an ongoing technical, scientific and conservation effort at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1999, the multidisciplinary team has been disbinding, conserving, imaging, analyzing, transcribing and studying the 174 parchment folios - yielding approximately 400Gb of data to date.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Swiss microbiologist, corecipient with Daniel Nathans and Hamilton Othanel Smith (qq.v.) of the United States of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for 1978. All three were cited for their work in molecular genetics, specifically the discovery and application of enzymes that break the giant molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into manageable pieces
Samuel Bogoch Replikins Ltd. Replikin genome sequences and survival rates in shrimp and human pandemics on: Replikins Ltd. Dr. Bogoch spoke at the World Aquaculture Conference in San Antonio, giving some background on his company's Replikins technology and announcing test results in conjunction with the University of Arizona. These results correlate virulence of four Taura virus strains in shrimp with the concentration of Replikin subsequences in the virus genomes. This is the first virus protein structure to have been shown to be quantitatively relate not only to the occurrence of epidemics, but now specifically to mortality rate of the host.
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
Roger Kornberg Stanford University The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription on: Nobelprize.org Roger Kornberg delivered his Nobel Lecture on 8 December 2006 at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was introduced by Professor Hkan Wennerstrm, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.
Haiku: The Operating System on: Google TechTalks This is an introduction to Haiku, an open source operating system designed from the ground up for the desktop, inspired in the concepts and technologies of BeOS. The presentation will cover the concepts and features that make Haiku unique, as well as a hands on demo.
Craig Mello University of Massachusetts Medical School RNAi and Development in C. Elegans on: Nobelprize.org Craig C. Mello held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2006, at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. He was presented by Professor Bertil Daneholt, Chairman of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet.
Jim Nickerson APCT Energy Crisis Management - new ultracapacitor technology on: Google TechTalks A new ultracapacitor technology from APCT (US-Ukrainian start-up) provides an efficient, low cost means of managing power delivery for applications ranging from hand held devices to hybrid vehicles and power generating systems of all types. When integrated into battery powered devices, the APCT technology can extend battery life by as much as 400%, lowering the cost of batteries and reducing hazardous waste streams.
Rusty Schweickart Astronaut The Asteroid Threat over the next 100,000 years on: Long Now Foundation The epitome of long-term thinking is to take seriously the protection of the Earth from massive asteroid impacts, which in the past have extincted as much as 90% of life on Earth. Rusty Schweickart details graphically the results of his research on asteroid impact frequency and damage, along with what it will take to find and deflect future threatening asteroids.
David Deutsch Oxford University The Qubit on: David Deutsch Video Lectures Introducing quantum theory, the quantum theory of computation, physical systems, observations, and the simplest quantum physical system
Dax Fu Brookhaven National Laboratory Molecular Design of Transport Proteins - 416th Brookhaven Lecture by Dax Fu on: Brookhaven National Laboratory Molecular Design of a Metal Transporter. Metal transporters are proteins residing in cell membranes that keep the amount of zinc and other metals in the body in check by selecting a nutritional metal ion against a similar and much moreabundant toxic one. How transporter proteins achieve this remarkable sensitivity is one of the questions addressed by Fu in this lecture. June 21, 2006.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Leo Esaki is a Japanese physicist who shared half the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Ivar Giaever for the discovery of the phenomenon of electron tunneling. The second half of the prize was awarded to Brian David Josephson. He is known for his invention of the Esaki diode, which exploited the electron tunneling phenomenon.
Linda Buck Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Unraveling the Sense of Smell on: Nobelprize.org Linda B. Buck held her Nobel Lecture December 8, 2004, at Sal Adam, Berzeliuslaboratoriet, Karolinska Institutet.
Theodor Hansch Max Planck Institute Passion for Precision on: Nobelprize.org Theodor W. Hansch held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2005, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Sune Svanberg, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics.
George Smoot University of California, Berkeley CMB, COBE and Cosmology on: Nobelprize.org George Smoot held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2006, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Per Carlson, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics.