Hans Reiser Namesys The Reiser4 Filesystem on: Google TechTalks The ReiserFS project aims to add support for semi-structured data querying to the filesystem namespace. Reiser4 is the storage layer for this. It stores all files in a dancing (not balanced)tree, and is currently the overall fastest filesystem for traditional filesystem usage patterns.
Richard Schrock Massachusetts Institute of Technology Multiple Metal-Carbon Bonds for Catalytic Metathesis Reactions on: Nobelprize.org Richard R. Schrock held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2005, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Hkan Wennerstrm, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry
Will Noel Walters Art Museum The Archimides Palimpsest on: Google TechTalks 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.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Swiss microbiologist, corecipient with Daniel Nathans and Hamilton Othanel Smith (qq.v.) of the United States of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for 1978. All three were cited for their work in molecular genetics, specifically the discovery and application of enzymes that break the giant molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into manageable pieces
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.
Roger Kornberg Stanford University The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription on: Nobelprize.org Roger Kornberg delivered his Nobel Lecture on 8 December 2006 at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was introduced by Professor Hkan Wennerstrm, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.
Haiku: The Operating System on: Google TechTalks This is an introduction to Haiku, an open source operating system designed from the ground up for the desktop, inspired in the concepts and technologies of BeOS. The presentation will cover the concepts and features that make Haiku unique, as well as a hands on demo.
Craig Mello University of Massachusetts Medical School RNAi and Development in C. Elegans on: Nobelprize.org Craig C. Mello held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2006, at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. He was presented by Professor Bertil Daneholt, Chairman of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet.
Dax Fu Brookhaven National Laboratory Molecular Design of Transport Proteins - 416th Brookhaven Lecture by Dax Fu on: Brookhaven National Laboratory Molecular Design of a Metal Transporter. Metal transporters are proteins residing in cell membranes that keep the amount of zinc and other metals in the body in check by selecting a nutritional metal ion against a similar and much moreabundant toxic one. How transporter proteins achieve this remarkable sensitivity is one of the questions addressed by Fu in this lecture. June 21, 2006.
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.
Lisa Randall Harvard University Boston IDEAS 2005: Lisa Randall on: WGBH Forum Professor of physics at Harvard University, Randall discusses her research which focuses on string theory and the idea that there are multiple dimensions in space.
George Smoot University of California, Berkeley CMB, COBE and Cosmology on: Nobelprize.org George Smoot held his Nobel Lecture December 8, 2006, at Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was presented by Professor Per Carlson, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Physics.
Interview on: The Vega Science Trust Leo Esaki is a Japanese physicist who shared half the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Ivar Giaever for the discovery of the phenomenon of electron tunneling. The second half of the prize was awarded to Brian David Josephson. He is known for his invention of the Esaki diode, which exploited the electron tunneling phenomenon.
Andrew Read Duke University Porpoises: The Smallest Whales on: WGBH Forum Dr. Read traces the history of our understanding of these enigmatic animals over the last 25 years, with an emphasis on how technological advances have helped us understand their biology.
The Birth of the Universe on: sciencelive Matt Cunningham chats with Cosmologist Peter Coles and Particle Physicist Tara Shears about the roles their different disciplines play in examining the birth of the Universe? They look at the Big Bang theory of the birth of the Universe and how Cosmology allows us to examine the later stages of the Universe's life and Particle Physics looks at the very early Universe. Peter Coles also discusses how the Universe could end.