The Entertaining Science Circus Show on: sciencelive The thrilling, hair-raising and very pink Dr Ken Farquhar brings his entertaining circus show into town. There's an array of juggling from balls to knives and we look at balance with feathers and unicycles. Matt gets to show of his rather poor yo-yoing skills as we learn about spin and circular motion. Plus learn how you can balance a spinning ball by using handy DIY equipment!!
Jurassic Jellies on: sciencelive Claire is a geologist who came up with the idea of presenting geology through food because she finds children enjoy science much more when they can eat it! In this interview she shows Charlotte how to make an 'insect trapped in jelly' trifle and talks about amber and fossils.
Chris Mooney Seed Magazine Daily Kos '07 Science Panel: Chris Mooney Part I on: YouTube Yale educated journalist (Washington D.C. correspondent for Seed) Chirs Mooney speaks at the '07 YearlyKos science panel about hurricanes and climate change.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Martinus J.F. Veltman, the Netherlands shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999 with Gerardus 't Hooft the Netherlands 'for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics'
Fun with Slime on: sciencelive Matt Cunningham is shown how to make slime by Stephen Ashworth from the UEA School of Chemical Sciences. The easy to follow receipe for slime is shown. We discover how we can measure slime's gloopiness and stickiness and how this helps us understand concepts such as molecular chains and viscosity.
Gert Lanckriet University of California Sparse and large-scale learning with heterogeneous data on: Google Video Gert Lanckriet is assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Universtiy of California, San Diego. He conducts research on machine learning, applied statistics and convex optimization with applications in computational biology, finance, music and vision.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 1981 together with Roger W. Sperry 'for his discoveries concerning the functional specialization of the cerebral hemispheres' and David H. Hubel 'for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system'
Michael von Korff MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation Part 4: self-management Support: Application to Depression Care on: U. of Washington TV Michael Von Korff identifies strategies providers can use to improve depression care using patient self-management support. 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.
Robert Bussard Energy Matter Conversion Corporation Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap, nuclear power (no, really) on: Google Video Goodbye thermonuclear fusion; hello inertial electrostatic confinement fusion (IEC), an old idea that's been made new. While the international community debates the fate of the politically-turmoiled $12 billion ITER (an experimental thermonuclear reactor), simple IEC reactors are being built as high-school science fair projects. Dr. Bussard will discuss his recent results and details of this potentially world-altering technology, whose conception dates back as far as 1924, and even includes a reactor design by Philo T. Farnsworth (inventor of the scanning television). Can a 100 MW fusion reactor be built for less than Google's annual electricity bill? Come see what's possible when you think outside the thermonuclear box and ignore the herd.
Claudia Dreifus New York Times Stem Cells, Ethics and the Nazi Past on: New York Times In part two of an interview, Nobel laureate Christiane Nčsslein-Volhard describes stem cell research and the ethical debate in the U.S. and Germany.
How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too) on: Google TechTalks Every open source project runs into people who are selfish, uncooperative, and disrespectful. These people can silently poison the atmosphere of a happy developer community. Come learn how to identify these people and peacefully de-fuse them before they derail your project. Told through a series of (often amusing) real-life anecdotes and experiences.
Steve Jobs Apple CEO Apple CEO Shows Off Safari for PC on: Yahoonews Apple CEO Steve Jobs previewed a new version of Safari web browser for PC's, the upcoming release of Leopard operating system and the much-anticipated iPhone during his keynote speech at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Stormy Weather on the Sun?'- Science in Motion on: National Science Foundation A lively, informal look at solar research describes a worrisome new set of predictions for the upcoming sunspot cycle issued by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.