Freeman A. Hrabowski, III on: UC Berkeley Webcasts Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, has served as President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since May, 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance.
Professor Julius Sumner Miller University of Sydney Why Is It So? on: Australian Broadcasting Why is it so? - the ground-breaking TV series with the enigmatic Professor Julius Sumner Miller - ran on the ABC from 1963 to 1986. Professor Miller's infectious enthusiasm for physics delighted, educated and entertained generations of Australians, most of whom have at some point asked each other 'Why is it so?' in the characteristic Julius Sumner Miller voice. There are 12 Episodes on this link. These videos are great!
Ben Saunders Adventurer Solo journey to the North Pole on: TEDtalks Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo journey to the North Pole, complete with gorgeous images, amusing anecdotes and previously unseen video footage from the Pole. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 18:48)
Christof Koch California Institute of Technology The Quest for Consciousness on: Caltech In a Watson lecture, Christof Koch, Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology, discussed the tantalizing possibility that we are getting closer to understanding the relationship between the conscious mind and the brain, focusing on the approach that he and Francis Crick have taken to find and characterize the neuronal correlates of consciousness in mice, monkeys, and humans.
Richard A. Muller Berkeley Physics10_ Lecture 10: Electricity and Magnetism I on: Google Video Physics 10: Physics for Future Presidents Spring 2006. Professor Richard A. Muller. The most interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with application to current events.
Everyday Science: Macho Materials on: sciencelive Everything around us is made of a material - it could be glass, wood, metal or one of many other things. Those materials are build up of atoms and molecules sitting next to each other and although we can't see them, we can directly see the effects of that structure when we look at the strength of the materials. Have you ever thought about the strength of a bar of chocolate?
An Evening with Carol Bartz on: Please join us for the Computer History Museum's ongoing Odysseys in Technology series featuring Carol Bartz, Chairman, CEO, and President of Autodesk, Inc. in conversation with veteran Silicon Valley author and journalist Michael Malone.
Mike Pinkerton Camino Project Camino Browser on: Google TechTalks Mike Pinkerton will discuss the past, present and future of Camino development, along with lessons learned from Mozilla and the open source community.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Born in Warsaw in 1908, Joseph Rotblat has had an incredible career spanning nuclear, radiation and medical physics, and international affairs. He worked on the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project during the second world war and then uniquely, quit the project a few months before the war ended when it became clear that Germany would not be able to develop nuclear weapons of its own for use against the allies.
Ray Kurzweil inventor, writer Our Bodies, Our Technologies on: WGBH Forum How close are we to a world in which the abilities of machines are indistinguishable from those of the species that invented them?
Harry Kroto Sussex University Science, A Round Peg in a Square World on: The lecture covers many topics from a walk through chemistry, the nature of truth and debate, the importance of education at a young age and the value of meccano!
Is biotechnology the solution to world hunger...? on: sciencelive Mike Marshall chaired a studio debate asking 'Is biotechnology the solution to world hunger or just a costly distraction?' He was joined by two specialists in plant disease and its control, and an agricultural economist. Ranging from improvements in plant breeding and GM crops to pesticides and the key issue of political and social change, this gives a different slant on the future of food.
The Good, the bad and the undrinkable: the science of beer on: sciencelive David is a master Brewer from Woodfords. He has a background in chemistry but turned to brewing after joining the home brewers club. He chats to charlotte about the brewing process, letting her taste some malt and rub some hops. He also talks about many of the rigorous scientific tests breweries have to carry out on their beer to check for contamination or wild yeast strains
Richard A. Muller Berkeley Physics10_ Lecture 10: Electricity and Magnetism II on: Google Video Physics 10: Physics for Future Presidents Spring 2006. Professor Richard A. Muller. The most interesting and important topics in physics, stressing conceptual understanding rather than math, with application to current events.
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.
Rep. Henry Waxman Rep. California Diabetes drug at center of House hearing on: Yahoonews Rep. Henry Waxman held a congressional hearing about Avandia Wednesday, after an analysis that appeared last month in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded the drug could raise patient's risk of heart attack by more than 40 percent.