Juiie Burling Harvard University Living Healthier, Living Longer: Part 3 on: Harvard University The Harvard Alumni Association, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School, presents this two-day Alumni College seminar highlighting the latest research on memory, sleep, and alternative medicine.
John Doerr Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers John Doerr: Seeking salvation and profit in greentech on: TED Talks 'I don't think we're going to make it,' John Doerr proclaims, in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. Spurred on by his daughter, who demanded he fix the mess the world is heading for, he and his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers embarked on a greentech world tour -- surveying the state of the art, from the ethanol revolution in Brazil to Wal-mart's (!) eco-concept store in Bentonville, Arkansas. KPCB is investing $200 million in green technologies to save the planet and make a profit to boot. But, Doerr fears, it may not be enough.
Jack Cunniff Thermo Electron Corporation Finnigan TSQ on: Biocompare The Finnigan(tm) TSQ(tm) Quantum Series of mass spectrometers from Thermo Electron Corporation are the most advanced and powerful triple quadrupole mass spectrometers available.
Robert Weinberg Whitehead Institute - MIT The Origins of Cancer Stem Cells on: WGBH Forum Why is cancer so difficult to treat? The answer may be found in the cancer stem cell, a concept that scientists have only recently begun to explore.
Brian Greene Columbia University Charlie Rose - A Discussion About Science on: Google Video Segment 1: A conversation about the public understanding of science with: Guest Host Sir Paul Nurse, President, The Rockefeller University, physicist Brian Greene, and actor Alan Alda.
Will Noel Walters Art Museum The Archimedes Palimpsest on: Google Video The Archimedes Palimpsest is a 10th Century medieval manuscript that is the subject of an ongoing technical, scientific and conservation effort at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 1999, the multidisciplinary team has been disbinding, conserving, imaging, analyzing, transcribing and studying the 174 parchment folios - yielding approximately 400Gb of data to date.
John Maynard Smith University of Sussex Interview on: Slate John Maynard Smith, who died in 2004 at the age of 84, was one of the major figures in 20th century evolutionary biology. He was professor emeritus at the University of Sussex.
Keith Campbell University of Nottingham Cloning Dolly, How and Why? on: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Keith Campbell, along with colleague Ian Wilmut of Roslin Institute, took biological science to a new level with the 1996 creation of Dolly the sheep. While prior success had been achieved with the births of sheep derived from cultured embryo cells, significant milestones in themselves, Dolly was special because she was the first animal to be cloned from a somatic, or body cell.
S. Carroll University of Chicago Cosmology for particle physicists Part II on: CERN The past few years have seen dramatic breakthroughs and spectacular and puzzling discoveries in astrophysics and cosmology. We know much about the universe, but understand very little. Open questions include the nature of the dark matter and dark energy, the origin of the matter/antimatter asymmetry, the possibility of inflation, and the role of string theory and extra dimensions in the early universe. All of these issues impact strongly on, and will be heavily influenced by, upcoming experiments in particle physics.
Peter Galison Brookhaven National Laboratory The Pyramid and the Ring on: Brookhaven National Laboratory On the restructuring of physics in modern times. Galison maintains that certain branches of research that are generally thought to be physics are not considered part of the discipline by some scientists.
Jen Fitzpatrick Google The Science and Art of User Experience at Google on: Google Video Focus on the user and all else will follow. From its inception, Google has focused on providing the best user experience possible. Jen Fitzpatrick will take you through the art and science behind Google's design process and share examples of how design, usability and engineering come together in Google's unique culture to create great products.
Owen Gingerich Smithsonian Chasing the Masterpiece of Copernicus on: WGBH Forum Nicolaus Copernicus published De revolutionibus. A groundbreaking scientific work, it revealed that we live in a sun - rather than earth - centered universe.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Eva Harris on: UC Berkeley Webcasts Eva Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Infectious Diseases Division of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where she does research and teaching on Molecular Biology, Parasitology, and Virology.
The Origins of Zelenograd: The Amazing Story Of Two U.S. Engineers In Cold War Russia on: Author and BioCentury Publications Senior Editor Steve Usdin tells the fascinating story of two American engineers, Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant, who were recruited into espionage by Julius Rosenberg, and, driven by ideology, evaded the FBI and escaped to carry on their work on behalf of the Soviet state. Barr and Sarant rose to the pinnacle of power in the Soviet establishment and managed the building of the postwar modern Soviet military machine and microelectronics industry. Based on new files and a personal friendship with the late Barr, who gave Usdin interviews and letters revealing his entire life story, Usdin shares new stories on computing during the Cold War and how Zelenograd, the Soviet Silicon Valley came to be.
John Flora World Bank How Local Governments Can Address HIV/AIDS on: World Bank HIV/AIDS has the potential to undermine the considerable investments by developing world governments in municipal management and finance, local service delivery (particularly to the poor) and local economic development.