Barry Schwartz Swarthmore College The Paradox of Choice on: TEDtalks Barry Schwartz is a sociology professor at Swarthmore College and author of The Paradox of Choice. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 20:22)
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Douglas D. Oshe.roff and Robert C. Richardson, USA shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with David M. Lee, USA in 1996 'for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3
Sunita Williams astronaut Shuttle landing set, milestone reached in space on: Yahoonews Atlantis was cleared to return to Earth this coming week after the shuttle's heat shield was judged to be capable of surviving re-entry, and a U.S. astronaut reached a milestone with the longest single spaceflight by any woman.
Building Large Systems at Google on: Google Video Google deals with large amounts of data and millions of users. We'll take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the distributed systems and computing platform that power Google's various products, and make the products. Shivakumar is a Google Distinguished Entrepreneur. Earlier, he was a Director of Engineering responsible for many of Google's advertising products and Google Search Appliances.
William Dally Stanford University High Radix Interconnectcion Networks on: Google TechTalks High-radix interconnection networks offer significantly better cost/performance and lower latency than conventional (low-radix) topologies. Increasing radix is motivated by the exponential increase in router pin bandwidth over time. Increasing the radix or degree of a router node is a more efficient way to exploit this increasing bandwidth than making channels wider.
We the Media on: What happens when anyone can make and distribute news to the whole world? In this talk, columnist Dan Gillmor previews a central theme from his upcoming book. The collision of journalism and technology is transforming the roles of newsmakers, reporters, editors, and readers, as the audience becomes an active participant in the newsmaking process
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Edmond Fischer: Nobel Prize 1992 in Medicine / Physiology together with Edwin G. Krebs 'for their discoveries concerning reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism
Paul Orange Perkin-Elmer The UltraVIEW ERS for Live Cell Imaging on: Biocompare Building on the proven reputation of the UltraVIEW LCI and the UltraVIEW RS, the UltraVIEW ERS systems take live cell imaging technology to the next level with advanced synchronization control and increased flexibility to maximize your applications capabilities.
Ray Kurzweil Inventor The Singularity is Near on: TEDtalks Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is author of The Age of Spiritual Machines, and The Singularity is Near: When humans transcend biology. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 23:41)
Cracking the real daVinci code on: sciencelive Liz talks to Prof. John Onians from the School of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglier - the first neuro-art historian in history. He shares his theory for how neuroscience solves some of the major art history mysteries. Why were the prehistoric cave drawings more life-like than drawings for thousands of years to come? Why does the style of painting change from era to era when the world looks much the same? How do our brains shape our art? What makes an artists brain different from a lawyer's, a banker's or a scientist's? Neuroscience goes places where art history has never had access before and both disciplines are richer for the meeting.
Science Magic Show Part 2 on: sciencelive Sue McGrath returns to the studio to explain to show Matt a variety of 'magic tricks' with a science twist. They look at inertia with bus passenegers made from eggs. Sue shows us how anyone at home can make marshmallows expand using household objects, and how a key can be made to spin with a simple battery and a magnet. Matt learns how to seperate salt and pepper using a balloon and lastly how to make a rocket out of a tea bag!
Nobel Laureate Dr. Stanley Prusiner: Sharing the Knowledge on: UC Berkeley Webcasts Stanley Prusiner, 1997 Nobel laureate, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology at UC San Francisco, is the inaugural speaker in the UC Office of Research's new presentation series, Sharing the Knowledge: Exciting Research From UC's Distinguished Scholars.
The PalmPilot Story on: The late 1980s and early 1990s buzzed with corporations and startups trying to develop portable computers that used a pen as the means of interaction. By late 1993, every one of these efforts had failed. Though running out of funding, one of these startups, Palm Computing, went on to launch the Pilot organizer and Palm operating system, which triggered the handheld computing industry. In this talk, Jeff Hawkins, Donna Dubinsky, and Ed Colligan discuss the roots of handheld computing, how Palm learned from failure, and the challenges of battling conventional technology wisdom. Andrea Butter, former Palm marketing executive and co-author of Piloting Palm will facilitate the discussion.
Raj Reddy Carnegie Mellon University The New 'Bill Of Rights of Information Society' on: Google Video Jaime Carbonell stated, about 10 years ago, that the mission for the Language Technology Institute at CMU is the research agenda implied by 'getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time, on the right medium, in the right language and with the right level of detail'. In spite of major contributions from Google and others, we are not close to achieving the bill of rights of information society. This talk will provide a forum for discussion on the research agenda necessary for fulfilling this vision.
Stewart Brand Futurist and Inventor Stewart Brand on squatter cities on: TedTalks Rural villages worldwide are being deserted, as billions of people flock to cities, to live in teeming squatter camps and slums. And Stewart Brand says this is a good thing. Why? It'll take you 3 minutes to find out. Music: Brian Eno, 'Just Another Day on Earth,' from his 2005 album Another Day on Earth (Hannibal).
The role of materials......Behind the scenes on: sciencelive Claire Davis is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Her research has concentrated on sports technology, including optimising performance of golf equipment and the link between composite microstructure and properties in vaulting poles. She has lectured extensively on the role of materials technology in sporting performance. http://www.eng.bham.ac.uk/metallurgy/people/davis.htm
Larry Abbott Columbia University Multiple Time Scale of Neuronal Information Processing on: California Insitute for Telecommunications, the Science Network In this talk, Abbott discusses some aspects of the neuronal underpinnings of brain function, with an emphasis on time-based analysis.
Rob Jackson Duke University NOVA scienceNOW: Fuel Cells on: WGBH Forum Everyone from automakers to environmentalists to politicians is touting hydrogen fuel cell cars as the wave of the future. But just how soon will that wave arrive?
Could Statistical Science have Caught Harold Shipman earlier? on: sciencelive The Shipman Inquiry has concluded that there were 215 'confirmed' and 45 'probable' victims of Harold Shipman, and it is natural to ask if he could have been caught earlier if some sort of statistical monitoring procedure had been in place. We show that an adapted version of an industrial quality-control technique could in theory have led to earlier detection and the saving of many lives.