Gina Kolata New York Times The Hispanic Paradox on: New York Times In one of the most puzzling discoveries in research on aging, people like Irma Lara and Salomon Leos may have the secret to living longer.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Masatoshi Koshiba , Japan shared half of the Nobel Prize for Physics with Raymond Davis, USA in 2002 'for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos' The other half was awarded to Riccardo Giacconi.
Peter Ward University of Washington Our Special Planet: A Cradle for Life on: WBGH Once life arises, it survives tenaciously. But how did the unique traits of our solar system help life to gain that initial foothold?
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Charlie Townes was the lead researcher in the construction of the Infrared Spatial Interferometer, the first astronomical interferometer to operate in the mid-infrared. He continues researching into astrophysics and astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Vijay Balasubramanian U. Pennsylvania Time and String Theory on: Summer School on Strings, Gravity and Cosmology Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian presented a series of 3 lectures on Time and String Theory at the PIMS Summer School on Strings, Gravity & and Cosmology. When you get to the page, click on 'videos'.
Jurassic Software: A Look Back at The Beginnings of Consumer Software on: The entrepreneurs who created the first consumer-software companies gather to reminisce about the early days and recall the lessons learned in the founding of a new industry. Scott Cook is co-founder of Intuit; Doug Carlston is co-founder of Broderbund Software; Trip Hawkins is founder of Electronic Arts and 3DO. Stewart Alsop was the publisher of P.C. Letter and founder of the Agenda and Demo conferences. Stewart will moderate an informal discussion of the beginnings of consumer software and the entrepreneurs have promised to bring pictures and products to show and tell for the audience.
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.)
Jane Goodall: The Bixby Symposium on Population and Conservation on: UC Berkeley Webcasts The Bixby Symposium on Population and Conservation, an afternoon conference on the trends and impacts of population growth and family planning efforts in developing countries. One issue that will be examined is the relationship between family planning, population and conservation. One of the world's leading primatologists, Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to speaking out about threats facing chimpanzees and other environmental crises. She is an advocate of people taking personal responsibility for the environment through lifestyle choices and activism.
Margret Thalwitz World Bank Seminar 9: Global Economy: Global Public Goods on: World Bank Global public goods are those resources and capacities with an impact that must be dealt with internationally. Because issues with global public goods often cannot be solved by a single country or entity, they require more cooperation and understanding to bring about a resolution.
Peter Ward University of Washington The Undesigned Universe: Part 3: The Construction of the Cosmos on: Princeton Part 3: The Construction of the Cosmos begins with a brief history of the cosmos and a discussion of the threats to the existence of any galaxy. The notion of bio-friendliness and the optimization of life will be juxtaposed with the concept of a galactic habitable zone, which suggests a finite age for life in the cosmos and thus a refutation of intelligent design
Amy Shapiro Brookhaven National Laboratory The Weight Debate Continues on: Brookhaven National Laboratory Shapiro discusses how to take weight off and keep it off during this Health Promotion Program lunchtime talk. Learn about the pros and cons of some of the popular diet plans and how to achieve your dieting goals
Nature's Strongest Glue? -- Science in Motion on: National Science Foundation A lively, informal look at the amazing 'superglue' produced by aquatic bacteria, discovered by scientists at Brown University and Indiana University in Bloomington
Angela Belcher Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nature to Nanotechnology and Back on: WGBH Forum Angela Belcher is a materials chemist with expertise in the fields of biomaterials, biomolecular materials, organic-inorganic interfaces and solid state chemistry.
Anat Biegon Brookhaven National Laboratory Of Boys and Girls and Bumps on the Head - 414th Brookhaven Lecture, by Anat Biegon on: Brookhaven National Laboratory Although it has been well documented that gender affects the prevalence of disorders such as depression and Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, recent head injury trials suggest that both age and sex affect the likelihood and degree of recovery from injuries to the brain. While girls are more likely to die following a traumatic brain injury than boys, that result is reversed after the age of 50, when men die twice as often. April 19, 2006
An Evening with Michael Ruettgers in conversation with Mark Veverka, Barron's on: Mike Ruettgers is retired chairman of the board and special advisor to EMC Corporation, the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage. A frequent speaker at influential venues around the world, including the World Economic Forum and major IT industry conferences, Ruettgers joined EMC in 1988 and served as CEO from 1992 until 2001. Ruettgers has been named one of the World's Top 25 Executives by BusinessWeek; one of the Best CEOs in America by Worth magazine; one of the 25 Most Powerful People in Networking in 2000 by Network World; and CEO of the Year for 2000 by Massachusetts Investor's Digest. Please join us as this extraordinary leader and visionary shares personal stories from his multi-decade odyssey in the high-tech industry.