Avenali Lecture - From Cyborgs to Companion Species: Dogs, People, and Technoculture on: UC Berkeley Webcasts In terms of research, writing, and teaching, Donna Haraway is one of the most important practitioners in a field broadly defined as science studies. Having done an undergraduate degree at Colorado College with a major in Zoology and minors in Philosophy and English, she went on to complete her Ph.D. at Yale in Biology (but with an interdisciplinary arrangement with the Departments of Biology, Philosophy, and History of Science and Medicine). She began her teaching career at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, moved to Johns Hopkins, and joined the History of Consciousness Board at UC Santa Cruz in 1984. Once again defying traditionally defined departmental categorization, however, Professor Haraway holds associate memberships in Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and Women's Studies.
Gerald Adelman The Neurosciences Institute From Brain Dynamics to Consciousness on: Google Video A Prelude to the Future of Brain-Based Devices - Edelman discusses neuronal group selection, brain-based devices, and robots playing soccer. Lecture 1 of 12 of IBM Almaden series.
Kerry Emanuel Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hurricanes and Climate on: WGBH Forum Tropical storms may be growing in overall intensity due to human-induced global warming, according to a new study by leading hurricane researcher Kerry Emanuel.
Edward Wagner MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation Part 8: Improving the Care of the Chronically Ill on: U. of Washington TV Edward Wagner summarizes how the Chronic Care Model developed by him and his colleagues can be used to improve the care of the chronically ill. This lecture was taped at the 2004 Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Clinical Research Methods Summer Session co-sponsored by the Seattle VA Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) and the University of Washington.
Early Technology Marketing Efforts: An Evening with Regis McKenna on: Spend an evening with Regis McKenna, Chairman Emeritus of The McKenna Group, author, and pioneer of many of the theories and practices of technology marketing that have become commonplace today. McKenna, who has worked with many of the most recognizable companies in Silicon Valley and helped launch some of the most important technological innovations of the last 30 years, will discuss early technology marketing efforts.
Computer Says No- Behind the scenes on: sciencelive Matt Cunningham chats to the winner of the BA Joesph Lister Award, Stefan Fafinski about his lecture entitled 'Computer Says No: The Social Aspects from Computer Misuse'. Stefan talks about how it felt to win the award and how he went about putting together his lecture. They also discuss the important aspects of computer misuse in the modern day, how consumers can be save on the internet and what users should look out for in order to protect their details.
Tony Hey Microsoft e-Science and Cyberinfrastructure on: U. of Washington TV There is a general belief that an important road to innovation will be provided by multi-disciplinary and collaborative research - from systems biology and bio-informatics to earth systems science and chemo-informatics. In the context of science and engineering, this is the e-Science agenda.
Irwin Rose University of California, San Diego Ubiquitin at Fox Chase on: Nobelprize.org Irwin Rose held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2004, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Hkan Wennerstrm, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.
Andrew Murray Harvard University Socks Before Shoes: Unraveling Cell Division on: Harvard University Professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard, Andrew Murray, describes the mysterious process that lines up chromosomes prior to cell division and offers clues to understanding chromosomal abnormalities.
Robert Philip Sharp California Institute of Technology A Conversation with Bob Sharp on: Caltech As part of the 75th anniversary reunion of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, emeritus professors Lee Silver, Hugh Taylor, and Sam Epstein interviewed Bob Sharp, Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology, Emeritus, to reminisce about the past and discuss the future of the division.
Harry Kroto Florida State University Astrophysics Lecture 7: Electronic Spectroscopy and Franck Condon Factors on: Vega Science Trust Electronic spectroscopy and Franck Condon factors. The discovery of the spectrum of H3+ in the laboratory and in the atmosphere of Jupiter. Interstellar chemistry: Ion molecule reactions in space, grain surface catalysed processes and reactions in circumstellar shell. Interstellar masers.
Irving Weissman Stanford University School of Medicine Stem Cells: Biology, Medicine and Beyond on: Carnegie Institution Research shows that adult stem cells may be responsible for the regeneration-and perhaps generation-of many, if not all tissues and organs. Some of these stem cells are now used for medical therapies and others are ready to be tested. Surprisingly, it appears that cancers also can use the stem cell model for regeneration and growth. A better understanding of cancer stem cells may soon change the way we treat this pervasive disease.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas Architect at Microsoft Live Labs Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo on: TedTalks Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant grimace. And an ant-sized chip in its lower left molar. 'Perhaps the most amazing demo I've seen this year,' wrote Ethan Zuckerman, after TED2007. Indeed, Photosynth might utterly transform the way we manipulate and experience digital images.
Einstein's Messengers, LIGO Documentary on: National Science Foundation Einstein's Messengers is an Award-winning 20-minute documentary on LIGO, NSF's Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory. The video examines how LIGO is spearheading the completely new field of gravitational wave astronomy and opening a whole new window on the universe.