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NOVA ScienceNow: Space Elevators
on: WGBH
Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space?

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Gregory Chudnovsky
Brooklyn Polytechnic University
NOVA ScienceNow: Profile - Brothers Chudnovsky
on: WGBH
The story of two brilliant mathematicians, a unicorn, and a homemade supercomputer

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Larry Brilliant
Google.org
One wish to change the world
on: TEDtalks
TEDPrize winner Larry Brilliant is an epidemiologist who led the successful WHO campaign to eradicate Smallpox. He was recently named Executive Director of the Google Foundation. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.)

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Denise Grady
New York Times
Venom that Swims
on: New York Times
Science reporter Denise Grady hears a few venomous fish tales at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Roger Kornberg
Stanford University
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
on: New York Times
Roger D. Kornberg won a Nobel prize 47 years after his father did.

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Michael J. Fox
Actor
On stem cell research
on: ABC News via YouTube


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Craig Mello
University of Massachusetts
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
on: New York Times
Two American researchers won the Nobel Prize for discovery that specific genes have on-off switches.

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Karl Iagnemma
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NOVA ScienceNow: Profile - Karl Iagnemma
on: WGBH
An innovative MIT roboticist is also an acclaimed fiction writer.

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Susan Cooke Kittredge

Task force targets body, tissue selling industry
on: Yahoonews
In the wake of an Associated Press investigation, the FDA releases recommendations for the body part and tissue harvesting industry.

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Sarah Gille
Scripps Oceanographic Institute
Global Climate Change: The Southern Ocean
on: WBGH
Globate Climate Change Series

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NOVA ScienceNow: the Fastest Glacier
on: WGBH
A glacier moving way too fast reveals how unpredictable the effects of global warming can be.

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Sean Carroll
California Institute of Technology
Cosmology at YearlyKos Science Panel, Part 1
on: YouTube
The first half of Sean Carroll's talk on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the meaning of science at the YearlyKos Science Panel, August 2007.

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Brian Greene
Columbia University
Charlie Rose - A Discussion About Science
on: Google Video
Segment 1: A conversation about the public understanding of science with: Guest Host Sir Paul Nurse, President, The Rockefeller University, physicist Brian Greene, and actor Alan Alda.

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Andy Revkin
New York Times
Fishing with Carl Safina
on: New York Times
Andrew C. Revkin goes fishing off Montauk Point in New York with marine biologist Carl Safina.

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Asa Abeliovich
Columbia University
Stem cell research, politics heat up
on: Yahoonews
As Congress votes on legislation to ease limits on stem cell research, scientists report a breakthrough in using adult skin cells in mice to mimic embryonic stem cells.

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Mike Davis

Mike Davis: Planet of Slums (interview) 3of3
on: YouTube
Davis provides the first global overview of the diverse religious, ethnic, and political movements competing for the souls of the new urban poor. He surveys Hindu fundamentalism in Bombay, the Islamist resistance in Casablanca and Cairo, street gangs in Cape Town and San Salvador, Pentecostalism in Kinshasa and Rio de Janeiro, and revolutionary populism in Caracas and La Paz. Planet of Slums ends with a provocative meditation on the 'war on terrorism' as an incipient world war between the American empire and the slum poor. 'In this trenchantly argued book, Mike Davis quantifies the nightmarish mass production of slums that marks the contemporary city. With cool indignation, Davis argues that the exponential growth of slums is no accident but the result of a perfect storm of corrupt leadership, institutional failure, and IMF-imposed Structural Adjustment Programs leading to a massive transfer of wealth from poor to rich.

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Steve Jobs
Apple CEO
Apple CEO Shows Off Safari for PC
on: Yahoonews
Apple CEO Steve Jobs previewed a new version of Safari web browser for PC's, the upcoming release of Leopard operating system and the much-anticipated iPhone during his keynote speech at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.

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David Deutsch
Oxford University
The Fabric of Reality and parallel worlds
on: TEDtalks
Legendary physicist David Deutsch is author of The Fabric of Reality, and the leading proponent of multiverse theory, the astounding idea that our universe is constantly spawning parallel worlds. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:45)

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Balkan Monks Keep History Safe
on: Discovery Channel
An isolated sect of Franciscan monks have amassed an impressive library of artifacts and books that details hundreds of years of Balkan history.

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NOVA ScienceNow: Stem Cells
on: WGBH
What are they, and how do we find a balance between hope for cures and respect for life?

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Micheal Griffin
NASA Administrator
NASA head apologizes for global warming comment
on: Yahoonews
The head of NASA told scientists and engineers that he regrets airing his personal views about global warming during a recent radio interview.

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E. O. Wilson
Harvard University
TED Prize Wish: Help Build the Encyclopedia of Life
on: TED
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about our biosphere. We know so little about nature, he says, that we're still discovering tiny organisms indispensable to life; yet we're still steadily destroying nature. Wilson identifies five grave threats to biodiversity (a term he coined), using the acronym HIPPO, and makes his TED wish: that we will work together on the Encyclopedia of Life, a web-based compendium of data from scientists and amateurs on every aspect of the biosphere.

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E. O. Wilson
Harvard University
Seed Magazine Presents: A Video Portrait of E.O. Wilson
on: YouTube
Harvard naturalist, theorist, and humanist E.O. Wilson discusses his work with ants, his new book The Creation, and why he writes with pen and paper.

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Anand Agarawala
Inventor of BumpTop
BumpTop desktop is a beautiful mess
on: TedTalks
Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered 'walls.' Worried your laptop's desktop will descend into the same disorder as its coffee-mug-strewn real-life equivalent? Fear not: BumpTop has a snappy solution for that messy problem, too.

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Neuroscience Research at Salk
Institute, San Diego

Speaker: Terrence J. Sejnowski and David Eagleman
Time:6:08

Terrence J. Sejnowski and David Eagleman from the Neurobiology Lab explain their research on the human brain and the perception of vision and sound, the binding problem and the flash-lag effect.

 



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