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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.

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Guido van Rossum
Google
Python 3000
on: Google Video
The next major version of Python, nicknamed Python 3000 (or more prosaically Python 3.0), has been anticipated for a long time. For years I have been collecting and exploring ideas that were too radical for Python 2.x, and it's time to stop dreaming and start coding. In this talk I will present the community process that will be used to complete the specification for Python 3000, as well as some of the major changes to the language and the remaining challenges. Guido van Rossum is a computer programmer who is best known as the author and Benevolent Dictator for Life of the Python programming language.

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Marc Andreessen

Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Marc Andreessen
on: UC Berkeley Webcasts
Marc Andreessen is Chairman and Co-founder of Opsware Inc., the leading provider of data center automation software. Marc is widely recognized for his role in launching the Internet revolution in 1993, with his creation of the Mosaic browser while at the University of Illinois. After graduation, Marc co-founded Netscape Communications, and played a critical role in the company's hypergrowth. Andreessen later became CTO of AOL when the company purchased Netscape in 1999.

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Christine Kalamina

Addressing Gender and Legal Dimensions in HIV/AIDS, Part One
on: World Bank
As much as HIV/AIDS is about treatment and prevention, it is also about the second-order effects that precipitate its spread, such as gender disparities.

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Adam Greenfield
Keio University
Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing
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A video of the talk Adam Greenfield gave at Keio University on July 15, 2006. The topic is Adam's recently published book Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing.

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Congjun Wu
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
Exploring New States of Matter in the p-Orbital Bands of Optical Lattices
on: Kavli Institute
In this talk, we will present new features of orbital physics in the p-orbital bands with bosons and fermions, which are not usually realized in solid state systems. These include quantum stripe ordering of orbital angular momentum moments in the triangular lattice, Wigner crystallization of neutral atoms in the flat band of the honeycomb lattice, and frustrated superfluidity with time-reversal symmetry breaking in the double-well lattice. Signatures of these new states in the time of flight experiments will be discussed.

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Van Jacobson
PARC
A New Way to look at Networking
on: Google Video
Today's research community congratulates itself for the success of the internet and passionately argues whether circuits or datagrams are the One True Way. Meanwhile the list of unsolved problems grows. Security, mobility, ubiquitous computing, wireless, autonomous sensors, content distribution, digital divide, third world infrastructure, etc., are all poorly served by what's available from either the research community or the marketplace. I'll use various strained analogies and contrived examples to argue that network research is moribund because the only thing it knows how to do is fill in the details of a conversation between two applications. Today as in the 60s problems go unsolved due to our tunnel vision and not because of their intrinsic difficulty. And now, like then, simply changing our point of view may make many hard things easy.

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Matthew Roughan
University of Adelaide
Privacy Preserving DataMining
on: Google TechTalks
The rapid growth of the Internet over the last decade has been startling. However, efforts to track its growth have often fallen afoul of bad data --- for instance, how much traffic does the Internet now carry? The problem is not that the data is technically hard to obtain, or that it does not exist, but rather that the data is not shared.

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Paul Davies
Imperial College
Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Travel
on: The Vega Science Trust
The idea of time travel makes great science fiction, but can it really be achieved? Paul Davies, visiting Professor in Physics at Imperial College, describes wormholes in space and other ways that might allow travel into the past or future.

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Edward Goldwyn

Interview
on: The Vega Science Trust
Fred Sanger is often considered the father of modern biology, and is one of the few people to have been awarded two Nobel prizes. Working in Cambridge he developed a new chromatographic method fo determining amino-acid end-groups. His new chromatographic results on the free amino groups of insulin were published in 1945 and the complete sequence of insulin in 1955.

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Peter Seibel

Practical Common Lisp
on: Google Video
In the late 1920's linguists Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf hypothesized that the thoughts we can think are largely determined by the language we speak. In his essay 'Beating the Averages' Paul Graham echoed this notion and invented a hypothetical language, Blub, to explain why it is so hard for programmers to appreciate programming language features that aren't present in their own favorite language. Does the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis hold for computer languages? Peter Seibel, language lawyer (admitted, at various times, to the Perl, Java, and Common Lisp bars) and author of the award-winning book _Practical Common Lisp_, will discuss how our choices of programming language influences and shapes our pattern languages and the architectures we can, or are likely to, invent.

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NOVA ScienceNow: Space Elevators
on: WGBH
Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space?

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Hal Whitehead
Dalhousie University
Society and Culture of the Sperm Whale
on: WGBH Forum
Dr. Whitehead has been studying sperm whales for more than 20 years,

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Jim Nickerson
APCT
Energy Crisis Management - new ultracapacitor technology
on: Google TechTalks
A new ultracapacitor technology from APCT (US-Ukrainian start-up) provides an efficient, low cost means of managing power delivery for applications ranging from hand held devices to hybrid vehicles and power generating systems of all types. When integrated into battery powered devices, the APCT technology can extend battery life by as much as 400%, lowering the cost of batteries and reducing hazardous waste streams.

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Daniela Maurer
Binder
The New CO2 incubators with hot air sterilization
on: Biocompare
Our CO2 incubators simulate natural conditions, where many perfect details make up the sum total. We also fuse together the details by amalgamating the growth parameters such as CO2, temperature and humidity into a finely tuned interaction that we call natural simulation. This is a process that we have developed and patented, unparalleled in our industry and the closest thing to natural conditions.

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Susan Hough
US Geological Survey
Long and Wide: Far-Reaching Earthquakes
on: WGBH Forum
In 1992, the Landers earthquake struck north of Palm Springs with a magnitude of 7.3.

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Magellan's Venus
on: SciVee.com
Astronomers remember Magellan's astounding photos of Venus.

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Meeting 6: Procurement and local issues. Report back from working groups on generic policies and regulations, procurement, intellectual property rights, research and development, production, and differential pricing
on: World Bank
Meeting on the Role of Generics and Local Industry in Attaining the MDGs in Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines

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Caliper Life Sciences
Liquid Therapy - Scicione ALH 4000 Workstation
on: Biocompare
The New Caliper Sciclone ALH 4000 Liquid Handling System features a built-in Twister plate handler and comes pre-programmed for:

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Gary Firestone
UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley Introduction to Biology - Bio 1A General Biology
on: UC Berkeley Webcasts
Bio 1A General Biology: This page has the webcasts for all of UC Berkeley's Introduction to Biology Survey course. 42 lectures on one web page!

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Samuel Bogoch
Replikins Ltd.
Replikin genome sequences and survival rates in shrimp and human pandemics
on: Replikins Ltd.
Dr. Bogoch spoke at the World Aquaculture Conference in San Antonio, giving some background on his company's Replikins technology and announcing test results in conjunction with the University of Arizona. These results correlate virulence of four Taura virus strains in shrimp with the concentration of Replikin subsequences in the virus genomes. This is the first virus protein structure to have been shown to be quantitatively relate not only to the occurrence of epidemics, but now specifically to mortality rate of the host.

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E. O. Wilson
Harvard University
E. O. Wilson - The Coming Synergism Between Science and the Humanities
on: Google Video
Scientist and author Edward O.Wilson, draws on studies from a broad spectrum of disciplines to show how various fields of inquiry, and especially the humanities and sciences, intersect with each other. According to Wilson, 'the greatest enterprise of the mind has always been and always will be the attempted linkage of the sciences and the humanities.' Series: Frontiers of Knowledge

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Boris Kayser
Fermilab
Exploring the Neutrino Questions
on: Fermilab Colloquium Lectures
The discovery that neutrinos have nonzero masses has raised a number of very interesting questions about the neutrinos and their connections to other areas of physics and astrophysics. After briefly reviewing what has been learned about the neutrinos so far, we will identify the open questions, explain why they are interesting, and discuss ideas and plans for answering them through future experiments.

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Cosmology at YearlyKos Science Panel, Part 1

Speaker: Sean Carroll
Time: 9:46

The first half of Sean Carroll's talk on Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the meaning of science at the YearlyKos Science Panel, August 2007.

 



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