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.
The Teacher Scientist's Network on: sciencelive Dr Phil Smith chats to Charlotte about the Young Persons Programme here at the festival. The programme was organised by Teacher Scientist network, who aim to promote one on one interaction between teachers and scientist and provide more practical science experiments for children in schools. If you'd like to know more about Teacher Scientist network, look at www.tsn.org.uk.
Chris Budd Bath University Card tricks on: After an excellent lecture, Professor Chris Budd of Bath University joins Greg in the studio for a bit of light-hearted relief. Beware when playing cards with a mathematician...all is not as it seems!
Reusing Forests -- Science in Motion on: National Science Foundation A lively, informal look at research from the University of Maine, where scientists are turning forest-industry waste into fuel, construction materials, textiles and polymers for space-age plastics.
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!
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Stephanie DiMarco on: UC Berkeley Webcasts As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Advent Software, Stephanie DiMarco has engineered the growth of the company from a startup in 1983 to an 800 person company today. Prior to founding Advent Software, Ms. DiMarco worked in the investment industry as a financial analyst and portfolio manager at Bank of America, Summit Investments and Cole Financial Group. Ms. DiMarco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation, serves on the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a San Francisco Foundation board member and a member of its Investment and Audit committees.
Modelling Transciptional Regulation with Gaussian Processes on: Modelling the dynamics of transcriptional processes in the cell requires the knowledge of a number of key biological quantities. While some of them are relatively easy to measure, such as mRNA decay rates and mRNA abundance levels, it is still very hard to measure the active concentration levels of the transcription factor proteins that drive the process and the sensitivity of target genes to these concentrations. In this paper we show how these quantities for a given transcription factor can be inferred from gene expression levels of a set of known target genes.
The History of the Future of the City on: As head of research at IBM in the 70s and at Hewlett Packard in the 80s, Joel Birnbaum played a seminal role in helping to conceive and lay the technical groundwork for pervasive computing; computing seamlessly incorporated into everyday life.
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?
Mildred Dresselhaus Massachusetts Institute of Technology Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Mildred Dresselhaus was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in a poor section of the Bronx. She was a Fulbright Fellow at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University (UK) in 1951-52 and obtained a PhD at the University of Chicago in 1958. Millie and her husband Gene both worked in Lincoln Labs where her research led to a fundamental understanding of the electronic structure of semimetals, especially graphite. With 4 young children. in 1967, she was invited to MIT for a year, and soon became a tenured professor there.
John G. Zabolitzy Conputermuseum Munchen on: videolectures.net For almost two decades (1976-1993) technical-scientific high-performance computing has been dominated by vector processing, pioneered by Seymour Cray and his Cray Research Incorporated. This technology is explained in detail, and the significant cost-performance advantages are outlined. While parallel processing is more en-vogue today, and in fact is dominating scientific computation since 1993, a comeback of vector processing may be on the horizon due to the IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor being a parallel vector processor, and being the highest-performance single chip available today.
Social Computing: From Message Boards to Blogs & Beyond on: Bring your honey, bring a friend or come solo to the Computer History Museum on Valentine's Day. Join Usenet guru Erik Fair, virtual worlds pioneer and Yahoo! Community Strategist Randy Farmer, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and Six Apart co-founder Mena Trott, together with top Wall Street Journal columnist Kara Swisher, to hear fascinating personal stories and perspectives about social computing: yesterday, today and tomorrow. Valentine's Day surprises will abound.
The Man who Loved Only Numbers on: An introduction to the life and style of the amazing Paul Erdos, who for more than six decades lived out of two suitcases, criss-crossing the globe chasing mathematical problems.
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.
How Stable is Planet Earth- Behind the Scenes on: sciencelive Matt Cunningham chats with Tim Lenton just after his BA Award Lecture on How Stable is Planet Earth? Matt finds out how Tim felt on getting the award, and how he went about preparing the lecture. They also discuss how planet Earth resides in various stable points, and how human emissions of greenhouse gases could upset that stable point. Lastly they discuss the long term survival prospects of life on the planet Earth.
Richard Feynman California Institute of Technology Lecture 3: Electrons and Their Interaction on: Vega Science Trust Feyman diagrams and the intricacies of particle interaction. Simply the best physics lecturer of all time, in top form.
An Evening with David Wheeler on: David Wheeler will describe some of his early experiences from 1947 onward after having been inspired by a lecture about the ENIAC by Douglas Hartree. In the early years, he was involved in the software and hardware design of Edsac (1949), Ordvac (1951), Illiac (1952), Edsac2 (1953), Titan (1959), and other early machines. At Berkeley in 1965, he designed the multiplexer for connecting on-line terminals to the CDC 6500 Supercomputer. This was his first use of integrated circuits which, at the time, had only two NAND gates per chip!