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Tracking Influenza Via Twitter
 
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Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors -- social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others -- influence health. "If you want to know, down to the individual level, how many people are sick in a population, you would have to survey the population, which is costly and time-consuming," said Adam Sadilek, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rochester. "Twitter and the technology we have developed allow us to do this passively, quickly and inexpensively; we can listen in to what people are saying and mine this data to make predictions." Sadilek also explained that many tweets are geo-tagged, which means they carry GPS information that shows exactly where the user was when he or she tweeted. Collating all this information allows the researchers to map out, in space and in time, what people said in their tweets, but also where they were and when they were there. By following thousands of users as they tweet and go about their lives, researchers also could estimate interactions between two users and between users and their environment. Using tweets collected in New York City over a period of a month, they looked at factors like how often a person takes the subway, goes to the gym or a particular restaurant, proximity to a pollution source and their online social status. They looked at 70 factors in total. They then looked at whether these had a positive, negative or neutral impact on the users' health. Some of their results are perhaps not surprising; for example, pollution sources seem to have a negative effect on health. However, this is the first time this impact has been extracted from the online behavior of a large online population. The paper also reveals a broader pattern, where virtually any activity that involves human contact leads to significantly increased health risks. For example, even people who regularly go to the gym get sick marginally more often than less active individuals. However, people who merely talk about going to the gym, but actually never go (verified based on their GPS), get sick significantly more often. This shows that there are interesting confounding factors that can now be studied at scale. The technology that Sadilek and his colleague Professor Henry Kautz have developed has led to a web application called GermTracker. The application color-codes users (from red to green) according to their health by mining information from their tweets for 10 cities worldwide. Using the GPS data encoded in the tweets the app can then place people on a map, which allows anyone using the application to see their distribution. "This app can be used by people to make personal decisions about their health. For example, they might want to avoid a subway station if it's full of sick people," Sadilek suggested. "It could also be used in conjunction with other methods by governments or local authorities to try to understand outbursts of the flu." It is now flu season and as the number of people with the flu across the U.S. increases, so do the number of people monitoring GermTracker. On some days in January 10,000 people visited the http://fount.in website where the app is hosted. The model that Sadilek and his colleagues developed is based on machine-learning. At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don't. "It's like teaching a baby a new language," Sadilek said. He explained that they first generated a training set of data, 5,000 tweets that had been manually categorized and from which the algorithm can start to distinguish what words and phrases are associated with someone being sick. He added, "We need the algorithm to understand that someone who tweets 'I'm sick and have been in bed all day' should be characterized as sick, but 'I'm sick of driving around in this traffic' shouldn't be." The application is also improving the algorithm. Every time someone goes onto the application and clicks on one of the colored dots that represent the tweeting users, they can see the specific tweet that led someone to be classified in a specific way. The application asks you to assess the tweet yourself and say whether you agree with the classification or not. This gets fed back into the algorithm, which continues to learn from its mistakes. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CGxf/
The Research Proposal
 
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Postgraduate students embarking on a research project are usually required to submit a Research Proposal before they can start. This Video Lecture covers the most important aspects of a Research Proposal which potential researchers need to know.
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Markus Strohmaier - Extracting Semantics from Crowds
 
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MARKUS STROHMAIER Markus Strohmaier is an Assistant Professor at the Knowledge Management Institute at Graz University of Technology, Austria, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford Media-X and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Informatics Research Group at Stanford University during the 2011/12 academic year. From March 2006 to May 2007 he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto, Canada funded by an FWF Erwin Schroedinger Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of a 3 year FWF research grant (TransAgere) that focuses on the role of (human) agents and goals on the social web (2007-2010). In 2009 and 2010, he was a visiting scientist at (XEROX) PARC Extracting Semantics from Crowds May 30, 2012 With the advent of user generated content and metadata, crowdsourcing has become an interesting alternative to traditional forms of semantic knowledge acquisition. By studying the way users establish meaning via, for example, labeling, categorizing or navigating resources, we aim to identify principles and develop tools for extracting semantics from online "crowds", i.e. from large groups of web users that are explicitly or implicitly engaging in semantic tasks. In this talk, I intend to give an overview of prototypes, limitations and potentials related to the extraction of semantics from crowds. First, I will introduce the concept of crowdsourcing and relate it to the problem of semantic knowledge acquisition. Then, I will present results from extracting semantics in different studies, including a preliminary study focusing on extracting semantics from Twitter and work on semantic extraction from social tagging systems. I will conclude with an outlook and future challenges.
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Nathan Eagle - MIT Research Scientist & Telecom Expert
 
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As a research scientist at the MIT Design Laboratory, co-founder of the MIT/Harvard Large Scale Network Analysis Project, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, Nathan Eagle understands how data from our cell phones and other mobile devices can be used to observe and predict the activities of individuals and groups, which he calls reality mining. He is the principal investigator for the EPROM project in Kenya, within the MIT Design Laboratory, and his PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory on Reality Mining was declared one of the 10 technologies most likely to change the way we live by the MIT Technology Review magazine. http://www.speakers.ca/eagle_nathan.aspx This video is brought to you by Speaker's Spotlight - http://www.speakers.ca - Canada's leading speakers' bureau. Book Nathan Eagle as a keynote speaker for your next event by contacting: [email protected]
Views: 831 Speakers' Spotlight
Panel #1: ICO Structuring
 
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Moderator: Jeremy Gardner - Entrepreneur, Blockchain Capital Jeremy Gardner is a founder and general partner of Ausum Ventures, a blockchain-focused venture fund. He is the founder and chairman of the Blockchain Education Network (BEN) and a founder of Augur, the decentralized prediction market platform. Patrick Baron - CEO, Ambisafe Financials Patrick is CEO of Ambisafe Financial, a full service ICO provider. Ambisafe Financial has helped more than a dozen companies successfully launch their ICO including Propy ($15M), Polybius ($32M), and TaaS.Fund ($7.9M). Vinny Lingham - CEO and Co-founder, Civic Vinny is a 4-time successful startup founder & CEO. His latest venture, Civic sold $33 million tokens during its ICO. He was previously the founder and CEO of Gyft & Yola, Inc. that sold to First Data Corporation in 2014. He has appeared as one of the investors (dragon and shark) on two South Africa’s reality TV series: Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank. Matthew Liston - Crypto Native & CSO, Gnosis Matt ran the Gnosis token sale, founded Augur, and advises several blockchain projects. He learned about Bitcoin in 2009 at a Caltech quantum cash talk and dove in headfirst in 2012 through smart contracts and autonomous agents. Ameen Soleimani - Co-Founder & CEO, Spankchain Ameen is the cofounder and CEO of SpankChain, an economic platform for the adult entertainment industry built on Ethereum. He is a software engineer and previously worked at ConsenSys on payment channels, energy markets and AdChain. Jason Teustch - Founder, TrueBit Jason Teutsch is the founder of TrueBit, an initiative bringing scalable computation to blockchains. His research focuses on distributed systems security, game theory, and algorithmic randomness. He has held multiple postdoctoral/research positions and Fulbright fellowships.
ChangSchoolTalks 2015: George Veletsianos
 
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George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and Associate Professor at Royal Roads University, speaks about emerging academic practices in online learning environments at the sold-out ChangSchoolTalks 2015: Digital Learning Reimagined event hosted at Ryerson University on February 19, 2015. Produced by Digital Education Strategies at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University. For More Info: ChangSchoolTalks 2015: http://changschooltalks.ryerson.ca/2015/ The Chang School: http://www.ryerson.ca/ce Digital Education Strategies: http://de.ryerson.ca © 2015 Ryerson University. All rights reserved.
Views: 268 ChangSchool
BP-ICAM Webinar Series 2017: Biosciences for Oil and Gas
 
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Dr Kirsty Salmon from BP delivered the third BP-ICAM webinar of 2017 on the topic of biosciences applications for the oil and gas industry. The BP Biosciences Center (BSC), located in San Diego, is part of BP’s Group Research in Group Technology. The BSC, which comprises of 31 scientists and engineers, was formed in May 2015 and is strategically important in growing BP’s bioscience capability. The remit of the BSC is to support and provide assistance to BP’s businesses that operate biological processes, as well as to identify how the biosciences can add value to existing businesses, and then implement relevant research and development programs. Two areas where biology plays an important role in BP’s businesses are biosouring and wastewater, and these were discussed in this BP-ICAM Webinar. With respect to souring, the production of hydrogen sulfide in oil wells is a common problem in the oil industry – this can lead to margin erosion due to the higher concentrations of sulfur and increased CAPEX to mitigate corrosion. Around 60% of BP’s production is under seawater flood and is considered at some degree of risk of souring. Microorganisms in the subsurface are the major source of hydrogen sulfide generation in the field. The biosciences team applies microbial consortium studies, metagenomics and data mining approaches to provide insights into which microorganisms are responsible for hydrogen sulfide formation in the oil wells and to spur development into mitigation and prevention methods. In an example of wastewater challenges, BP’s Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) wastewater is treated using an anaerobic digestion process which uses a complex consortia of microorganisms, including methanogens. There are significant challenges to processes such as this including microbial consortia health which could lead to insufficient pollutant removal. Metagenomics analyses are performed to address which microorganisms degrade the aromatic compounds in the PTA WWT process and how to use this information to improve the process. Dr Kirsty Salmon is the leader of the BP Biosciences Team in San Diego. Kirsty joined BP in 2011 as the Head of Research for the BP Biofuels Global Technology Center that focused on the development of a GEN2 lignocellulosic ethanol platform. Dr Salmon completed her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and her postdoctoral research in microbial physiology in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA. Prior to working at BP, Dr Salmon held positions as the Director of Renewable Fuels at Verdezyne, Inc. (Carlsabad, CA) and a faculty research position at UC Irvine. For more BP-ICAM webinars: http://www.icam-online.org/research/lectureseries/
Intro of Dr. Jake Luo
 
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Introduction to Dr. Jake Luo and his courses, Produced by Troy D. Shaw Marketing Director for HiA Dept. Published on Sep 15, 2015 Introduction to Dr. Jake Luo and his course Jake Luo, PhD Assistant Professor Education Postdoctoral Research Scientist Biomedical Informatics Columbia University New York 2012 Ph D Computer Science Belfast, UK Queen’s University 2009 MS Software Engineering Xidian University China 2004 BS Electronic Engineering Xidian University China 2002 Speaker Topics Health Informatics Clinical Research Informatics Text Mining and Information Extraction Natural Language Processing Knowledge Representation and Management Big Data and Predictive Analysis Interests & Expertise Jake Luo’s primary research interest lies in data-driven predictive analysis using machine-learning algorithms, such as data mining, natural language processing and knowledge representation and modelling. Currently, he is especially interested in investigating how these computing technologies can improve health care by providing intelligent decision support for clinicians and researchers. Produced by Troy D. Shaw/Marketing Director UWM HIA Dept. Call 414-391-3459 for more info.
Views: 174 We Are HiA
Science at Cal - Nader Mirabolfathi - Connecting Infinitesimal to Infinity
 
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At the very small scales the Standard Model of Elementary Particles explains the building blocks of the nature and their interactions. Although the model is very successful (e.g. prediction of Higgs Bosons recently discovered at CERN), it is incomplete! A new physics beyond the Standard Model is indeed required to explain some internal problems of this model. On the other hand at the very large scales our observations of dynamics of galaxies, clusters of galaxies or the Universe as a whole do not match our expectations based on the luminous matter content of the Universe. A new form of matter that doesn't emit or interact with light i.e. dark matter is required to explain our observations. I will speak about a new class of elementary particles a.k.a Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) to resolve inconsistencies in our understanding of the nature at both extreme large and small scales and how they are connected together. I will also explore the experimental efforts to detect these particles in terrestrial laboratories. Nader Mirabolfathi trained as an electrical engineer in Iran and earned his PhD in elementary particle physics and cosmology at the University of Paris. He did his postdoctoral studies at UC Berkeley from 2002 to 2004 has been an Associate Research physicist at UC Berkeley since 2008. Dr. Mirabolfathi is currently interested in the direct detection of dark matter using the ultra sensitive detectors at the underground laboratories of Soudan in Minnesota and SNOlab in Ontario, Canada.
Views: 446 ckleinastro
Ground Motion and Hazard from Induced Seismicity
 
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Webinar with Dr. Gail Atkinson, Western University (Ontario, Canada) Please note that the first 5 or so minutes of the webinar were not recorded.
Understanding the sewer network performance under wet weather conditions - LI Corominas
 
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Understanding the sewer network performance under wet weather conditions by using data mining techniques. A. benzal, Ll. Corominas, M. Sànchez-Marrè, A. Montserrat, M. poch, Spain Dr. Lluis Corominas has a PhD in environmental sciences, a master in environmental engineering and postdoctoral experience of 2.5 years in Canada working with Prof Peter Vanrolleghem. He is a junior researcher at ICRA and focuses his research on the development of tools and methods to improve the management of urban wastewater systems. His expertise is on modelling, control and life cycle assessment. He has been involved in national and international projects. Among them, the most significant one is the EU funded "New Sustainable Concepts and Processes for Optimization and Upgrading Municipal Wastewater and Sludge Treatment" - NEPTUNE project. He is the principal investigator of the EU Marie-Curie "Ecosystem-based management strategies of Urban Wastewater Systems" -- EcoMaWat project. In this conference we will discuss the new developments in IT & Water. These developments are very important for the further evolution of the water sector. IT applications in the water sector cover a broad field of interest. On one hand, IT applications have the ability to integrate the water sector from a high strategic level with connections to security and energy services. on the other hand IT applications have the ability to improve the performance of a single process, or part of a process, by improving the design or control with detailed models. IT applications should lead to better water quality, lower environmental impact and more efficient management, control, monitoring and maintenance of water systems, infrastructure and water treatment processes. Due to fast communication and new ways of personal interaction with stakeholders and customers, IT applications will not only support the water sector in carrying out its primary tasks but also in its communication with customers and stakeholders.
Views: 369 Waternetwerk
Using machine learning to improve patient care [English Sub]
 
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Views: 75 Ngôn Phong Comics
Creating a New Future for Research in Law
 
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In the fall of 2017, the uOttawa Faculty of Law convened a seminar to discuss the methodology of research in law. Acknowledging that the relationship between research and legal institutions is changing, the first Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law was created to allow students and seasoned researchers to come together to ask fundamental questions about the nature of law research. For three days, Dan Kaminski, Professor at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at the Université catholique de Louvain, and expert on research methodology, orchestrated a conversation focusing on the “being” of research, rather than the “doing” of it. The seminar was an unmitigated success, and provided a time and a space for a deep conversation on the experience of being a researcher and meeting the challenges of law research in the 21st Century. This video celebrates the first Autumn School on the Methodology of Research in Law and offers a glimpse into the important discussions going on at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.
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Video Games and the Future of Learning (Jan Plass and Bruce Homer)
 
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Google Tech Talk (more info below) June 3, 2011 Presented by Jan Plass and Bruce Homer. ABSTRACT Digital Games are pervasive, constantly evolving in their complexity and features, and are heralded by many as an agent for education reform. Arguably, digital games are also among the least understood tools in education, particularly in K-12 settings. Proponents have made a strong case for the potential of games to engage students in meaningful learning activities that are highly motivating, engaging, and fun. However, research has only slowly been able to gather evidence for the effectiveness of games for learning. In the first half of this presentation we will provide a brief summary of the case of using games for learning and will review empirical research studies we conducted over the past 15 years that investigated a variety of cognitive, social, and emotional design patterns to make games and game-like environments effective learning tools. In the second half of the talk we will discuss a series of questions and challenges related to the study of games. These issues include the design of learning mechanics and assessment mechanics for games for learning, the approaches to embedded assessment, and questions related to data mining of the rich log files of game events and user logs as well as biometric data such as posture data, EKG, GSR, and EMG that these assessments generate. Speaker Info: Jan L. Plass is Professor of Educational Communication and Technology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, where he co-directs the Games for Learning Institute. He is the founding director of the CREATE Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education. His research is at the intersection of cognitive science, learning sciences, and design, and seeks to enhance the design of visual environments. His current focus is on cognitive and emotional aspects of information design and interaction design of simulations and educational games for math and science education. He has received funding for his research from the IES, the NSF, the NIH and, most recently, from Microsoft Research, the Motorola Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Plass serves on the editorial review boards of some of the most highly ranked journals in his field, including the Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Technology Research and Development, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Dr. Plass received his MA in Mathematics and Physics Education and his Ph.D. in Educational Technologies from Erfurt University (PH Erfurt, Germany). Bruce D. Homer is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Learning, Development and Instruction subprogram at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is director of the Child Interactive Learning and Development (CHILD) Lab. He is also training director for the Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Training (IPoRT) program, and Director of Research at the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education (CREATE). Dr. Homer's research examines the ways in which children acquire and use cultural tools to store and transmit knowledge (e.g., language, literacy, and information technologies), and how these tools transform developmental and learning processes. Of particular interest is how development and learning affect the ways in which mental representations are formed. Dr. Homer's current research includes work on multimedia learning environments, videogames for learning, and language, cognition and symbolic understanding in children. He has served as consultant for a number of educational projects, including his current work with project UMIGO, which is funded by a US Department of Education Ready to Learn Grant to developing a transmedia curriculum to support young children's acquisition of math skills. Dr. Homer's research has been funded by the NSF, the IES, the NIH and Microsoft Research. He completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at Dalhousie University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies of Education at the University of Toronto.
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Trace Evidence 2011 : Interpretation of Data : Barry Levine
 
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Part of the 2011 Trace Evidence Symposium "Science, Significance and Impact" at the NFSTC - http://projects.nfstc.org/trace/2011/
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Thomas Mason's Interview
 
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Thomas (Thom) Mason is the President and CEO of Triad National Security, LLC and the director designate of Los Alamos National Laboratory. A condensed matter physicist, he previously served as the director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2007-2017, and as Senior Vice President for Global Laboratory Operations at Battelle. In this interview, Mason describes some of the major scientific projects at Oak Ridge from the Manhattan Project to today, including the Spallation Neutron Source, nuclear reactor development, scientific computing, and nuclear nonproliferation efforts. He also explains why he believes that the science done at universities and national laboratories creates “a fertile ground” for innovation. For the full transcript: https://www.manhattanprojectvoices.org/oral-histories/thomas-masons-interview
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Algorithms & Optimization
 
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Dr. Pavel Pevzner from University of California, San Diego presents a lecture titled "Algorithms & Optimization." View Slides https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4IAKVDZz_JUeUJ4UmtyYllwZzQ Lecture Abstract This lecture will illustrate algorithmic challenges in Biological Data Science using genome assembly. We will show how modern algorithms solve the seemingly intractable problem of assembling a jigsaw puzzle with billions of short pieces (sequencing reads). We will discuss how the best algorithmic strategies for assembling genomes from reads change as new sequencing technologies emerge. The factors that influence the choice of algorithms include the quantity of data (measured by read length and coverage); quality of data (including error rates); and genome structure (the number and size of repeated regions). About the Speaker Pavel Pevzner is Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the NIH National Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry at University of California, San Diego. He holds Ph.D. from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia. He was named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in 2006. He was elected the ACM Fellow (2010) for "contribution to algorithms for genome rearrangements, DNA sequencing, and proteomics”, International Society for Computational Biology Fellow (2012), and European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea) in 2016. He was awarded a Honoris Causa (2011) from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Dr. Pevzner authored textbooks "Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach", "Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms" (jointly with Neal Jones) and “Bioinformatics Algorithms: an Active Learning Approach” (jointly with Phillip Compeau). In 2015, jointly with Phillip Compeau, he developed a Bioinformatics specialization on Coursera (a series of 7 courses) that has already have over 300,000 enrollments. In 2016, Compeau and Pevzner developed Biology Meets Programming online course on Coursera that introduces biologists to programming. Join our weekly meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Visit our website to view our schedule and join our next live webinar! http://www.bigdatau.org/data-science-seminars
Tim Mousseau National Biodiversity Teach In
 
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Professor Timothy Mousseau received his doctoral degree in 1988 from McGill University and completed a NSERC (Canada) postdoctoral fellowship in population biology at the University of California, Davis. He joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 1991 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Mousseau has published over 160 scholarly articles and has edited two books,Maternal Effects as Adaptations, 1998, with Charles Fox and Adaptive Genetic Variation in the Wild, 2000, with Barry Sinervo and John Endler, both published by Oxford University Press. He is currently co-editor (with Charles Fox) of the annual review series, The Year in Evolutionary Biology, published by the New York Academy of Sciences. Since 1999, Professor Mousseau and his collaborators (esp. Dr. Anders Pape Møller, CNRS, University of Paris-Sud) have explored the ecological and evolutionary consequences of the radioactive contaminants affecting populations of birds, insects and people inhabiting the Chernobyl region of Ukraine, and more recently, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Their research suggests that many species of plants and animals experience direct toxicity and increased mutational loads as a result of exposure to radionuclides stemming from the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters. In many species (e.g. the barn swallow, Hirundo rustica), data suggests that this mutational load has had dramatic consequences for development, reproduction and survival, and the effects observed at individual and population levels are having large impacts on the biological communities of these regions. Dr. Mousseau’s current research is aimed at elucidating the causes of variation among different species in their apparent sensitivity to radionuclide exposure.
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Big Ideas Pitch Night - LIVE
 
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3 Pitch Competitions. 1 Esteemed Judging Panel. Thousands in Prizes. Watch McMaster Engineering students and faculty come together as they share their big ideas in a Three-Minute Thesis-style (3MT) competition. The judging panel includes renowned tech leader, former Microsoft executive and McMaster Engineering alumnus, Stephen Elop. Learn more about Big Ideas Pitch Week: https://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/news-events/big-ideas-pitch-week. #BigIdeasPitch TIMELINE: Introductions: 10:21 - 26:01 Professor Presentations: 26:02 - 1:38:13 Undergraduate Presentations: 2:10:06 - 2:24:02 Graduate Presentations: 2:24:06 - 2:36:08 Awards & Closing Remarks: 2:54:00 - 3:13:54
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The Legacy of Nutritional Experiments in Residential Schools
 
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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and in partnership with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, with support from the UBC First Nations House of Learning, the UBC Department of History and Kloshe Tillicum (Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research). Shortly after WWII, when knowledge about nutrition was still sparse, scientists in Canada took advantage of already malnourished aboriginal communities by using them as research subjects to investigate the effects of different diets and dietary supplements. Evidence of these government-run experiments was brought to the forefront by food historian and UBC History alumnus Ian Mosby, and the research has gained widespread recognition. Sometimes the experiments involved decreasing food intake or withholding supplements. Hundreds of indigenous people across Canada were included in the experiments, of which they had no knowledge, and many of them were children in the Indian Residential School system. The fallout from this unethical treatment is still having an effect today. Join us for a panel discussion about this distressing era in Canadian history and find out how UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems is working to address issues such as access to healthy, traditional food; food security for all; and land stewardship. Shortly after WWII, when knowledge about nutrition was still sparse, scientists in Canada took advantage of already malnourished aboriginal communities by using them as research subjects to investigate the effects of different diets and dietary supplements. Evidence of these government-run experiments was brought to the forefront by food historian and UBC History alumnus Ian Mosby, and the research has gained widespread recognition. Sometimes the experiments involved decreasing food intake or withholding supplements. Hundreds of indigenous people across Canada were included in the experiments, of which they had no knowledge, and many of them were children in the Indian Residential School system. The fallout from this unethical treatment is still having an effect today. Moderator Jo-Ann Archibald, BEd(Elem)’72 – Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, UBC’s Faculty of Education Presenter Ian Mosby, BA’03 – Postdoctoral Fellow, L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University Panelists Chief Robert Joseph, LLD’03 – Hereditary Chief, Gwawaenuk First Nation; Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society Eduardo Jovel, MSc’96, PhD’02 – Director, Indigenous Research Partnerships; Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems Jessie Newman – UBC Dietetics student Gerry Oleman – Member, St’at’imc Nation
Talent Connect Live: Day 2
 
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The Talent Connect Livestream is your front row seat to a three-day gathering of the world’s top leaders, innovators and influencers in the talent space. Join the stream October 9th – 11th, PDT to see keynote presentations, product demos and exclusive interviews, from anywhere in the world. You’ll gain actionable insights that will help you stay ahead of the evolving talent landscape on topics including Talent Intelligence, the Future of Work and Learning & Development.
Geospatial Forum: Dr. Falk Huettmann
 
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Speaker: Dr. Falk Huettmann | Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Institute of Arctic Biology | University of Alaska Fairbanks Abstract: Expert-based science is widely on the decline when it comes to computing- and data-based inference worldwide for land- and seascapes as well as the atmosphere. The status of associated biodiversity and its conservation is equally in a crisis-state. In this presentation I will show how open access to data––including citizen science––has provided a fundamentally different playing field for institutions, research, agencies and (global) governance. Secondly, I will show how ‘Big Data’ mining using machine learning algorithms, e.g. based on open source as well as high-performance commercial tools, provide a superior analytical platform for statistical analysis and real-world progress. I will present in-depth examples from the polar regions (Arctic, Antarctic and Hindu-Kush Himalaya) as well as from the tropics (Central America and Papua New Guinea), the oceans and the atmosphere for conservation applications. All of these examples experienced a profile of hindrance, lack of recognition, and constraints found in the century-old science model that is currently applied but still awaiting new ethics and concepts for unleashing the full power of computers in a good way for the wider public good.
Interview with Stephen Whitaker
 
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In this InterPore Time Capsule, Emeritus Professor Steven Whitaker of the University of California at Davis in interviewed by Professor Brian Wood (http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/people/brian-d-wood) of Oregon State University. Whitaker is a pioneer in the development of volume averaging theories for flow and transport in porous media. He talks about events that shaped his interests and scholarship.
2017 January Evening Public Lecture — Unusual Sources of Tsunamis From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay
 
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A presentation on "Unusual Sources of Tsunamis From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay" by Eric Geist, USGS Research Geophysicist - Not all tsunamis are generated by earthquakes. - Tsunamis can be caused by volcanoes, landslides, and even atmospheric disturbances - Data from tide gauges can help unravel the complex physics of these sources Videographers: Mitch Adelson, William Seelig, USGS
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PubTalk 7/2018 - Water
 
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Title: Iron Mountain, California: An Extreme Acid Mine Drainage Environment * "The world's most acid water" — explaining negative pH * Colorful mineral salts that store metals and acidity in underground mine workings * Microbial iron oxidation and formation of pipe scale in the water treatment system * Challenges and successes of environmental remediation by USEPA's Superfund program
Views: 736 USGS
Digitizing Early Arabic Printed Books: A Workshop - Session 1
 
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This recording includes: 10:00 AM: Welcome and opening remarks (Elias Muhanna) 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Presentation and demonstration of the “Early Arabic Printed Books” archive along with Gale’s new “DH sandbox” and text mining tools. (Bret Costain) 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Discussion The Digital Islamic Humanities Project, a signature initiative of Middle East Studies at Brown University, is pleased to announce its annual scholarly gathering: a workshop on the topic of print culture in the early modern and modern Middle East. The event is organized in partnership with Gale Publishers, which will present its new digital text archive entitled “Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library”. The archive is based on A. G. Ellis’s catalog of the British Library’s collection of early printed materials from the Arabic-speaking world, and contains approximately 2.5 million pages from historic books on diverse genres, including literature, law, mathematics, medicine, geography, and other topics. The workshop will include a featured lecture entitled “Towards a New Book History of the Modern Middle East” by Dr. Kathryn Schwartz, Postdoctoral Fellow for the Digital Library of the Eastern Mediterranean at Harvard University.
Golden-Winged Warbler Ecology and Guidelines for Creating Breeding Habitat
 
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Presented by Jeff Larkin, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Marja Bakermans, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Indiana University of Pennsylvania The Golden-winged Warbler is a neo-tropical migrant that breeds in early successional habitats of North America. This imperiled songbird has experienced a 90%+ population decline in the Appalachian region over the past 50 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering listing this species under the Endangered Species Act. The recent completion of a study in portions of Pennsylvania and Maryland provided the foundation of a Golden-winged Warbler Forestland BMP publication. These BMP's have potential for implementation through Farm Bill programs on private lands. Learn more by viewing this webinar. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of USDA.
CERIAS - 2015-12-09 - Preventing or Penalizing Equivocation in Decentralized Environments
 
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Abstract Making conflicting statements to others, or equivocation, is a simple yet remarkably powerful tool of malicious participants in distributed systems of all kinds. In distributed computing protocols, equivocation leads to Byzantine faults and fairness issues. In this talk, I will cover my recent work towards preventing or penalizing equivocations in decentralized Systems. In the first half of the talk, we study how the resilience of asynchronous distributed computing tasks such as Byzantine agreement and multiparty computation can be improved using an increment-only counter that implements non-equivocation, a mechanism to restrict a corrupted party from making conflicting statements to different (honest) parties. In the second half of the talk, we show how equivocation can be monetarily disincentivized by the use of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin. To this end, we have designed completely decentralized non-equivocation (smart) contracts, which make it possible to penalize an equivocating party by the loss of its money. About the Speaker Prof. Aniket Kate is an assistant Professor in the the computer science department at Purdue university. He is an applied cryptographer and a privacy researcher. His research projects aim at bridging the large gap between cryptographic research, and systems security and privacy research. Before joining Purdue in 2015, Prof. Kate was a junior faculty member and an independent research group leader at Saarland University in Germany, where he was heading the Cryptographic Systems Research Group. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), Germany for 2010 until 2012, and he received his PhD from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2010. http://www.cerias.purdue.edu
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Patricia Agupusi - Homegrown Development in Africa: Reality or Illusion?
 
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Internationally driven development programmes have not been entirely successful in transforming the economic status of African countries. Since the late 1990s many African countries have started to take initiatives to develop an integrated framework that tackles poverty and promotes socio-economic development in their respective countries. This book provides a critical evaluation of ‘homegrown’ development initiatives in Africa, set up as alternatives to externally sponsored development. Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book takes a qualitative and comparative approach to offer the first ever in-depth analysis of indigenous development programmes. It examines: How far African states have moved towards more homegrown development strategies. The effects of the shift towards African homegrown socio-economic development strategies and the conditions needed to enhance their success and sustainability. Commentators on the panel include: Patricia Agupusi, author and Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute Anani Dzidzienyo, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University Paget Henry, Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology, Brown University Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics, Brown University moderated by Nitsan Chorev, Professor of Sociology and International Studies, Brown University
2018 PHMSA Hazardous Materials Safety Research and Development Forum -- Day 1
 
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PHMSA held a Hazardous Materials Safety Research and Development Forum on May 16 and 17, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to present the results of recently completed projects, solicit stakeholder input on plans for future projects, and discuss research gaps associated with topics of interest such as energetic materials characterization and transport, safe transport of energy products (STEP), and safe packaging and transportation of charge storage devices.
11.28.16 | 2016 Artists-in-Residence Welcome Panel
 
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A panel discussion featuring recently selected Arts + Public Life / Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) Artists-in-Residence Lauren Ash, Stephen Flemister, and Yaw Agyeman (YAW). The discussion provided an opportunity for each artist to introduce themselves and their practices, while also creating space for each to amplify their ambition for their time in residence at the University of Chicago, on the Arts Block, and in Chicago’s Washington Park community. Moderated by Eve Ewing, Provost’s Postdoctoral School at the School of Social Service Administration and CSRPC Affiliate. The Artists-in-Residence program, managed by Arts + Public Life and the CSRPC, is supported in part by a grant from The Joyce Foundation.
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DDes 30th Anniversary Program, Into Practice: Innovation, Creativity and Design Entrepreneurship
 
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Since the founding of the DDes program, alumni have been cutting edge leaders in the academy, in industry, and in key government positions, leveraging design research as a mode of inquiry, thinking, and empowerment for action. The 30th Anniversary event brings together the global DDes community to celebrate the accomplishments of its alumni in advancing multi-scalar and trans-disciplinary design knowledge while addressing crucial societal issues in our increasingly complex and challenging world.
Views: 491 Harvard GSD
Imagining the Amazon: European Colonialism & the Making of Modern-Day Amazonia
 
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Kluge Fellow Anna Browne Ribeiro describes European accounts of travel in Amazonia, depicting a savage and wondrous place. Over the centuries, travel writing fed into Enlightenment thought and vice versa, never losing its fantastical qualities, until Amazonia was transformed into a modern global icon: the relict, sparsely populated virgin forest of a bygone era. Ribeiro examines how, in spite of archaeological evidence that counters this narrative, the language of colonialism shaped, and continues to shape, how the Amazon and Amazonian peoples are depicted, conceptualized, and most importantly, managed. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7281
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Exploring Dangerous World's: NASA Science Lecture
 
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In exploring our own solar system, astronomers have uncovered some weird worlds. However, these are nothing compared to the lands harboured by our neighbouring stars. Huge Jupiters snuggle so close to their star that their years last only as long as our days. Planets are resurrected around stars that have long been dead. Other worlds begin their nights with dual sunsets, like Tatooine in Star Wars, drown in global water oceans, as in Interstellar, or even have seas of tar. These worlds can be more extreme than anything in fiction and prompt us to ask if any could be called home. Credit: NASA Follow Us: Facebook: https://goo.gl/QapZAe Twitter: https://goo.gl/RoQSmJ
Views: 258 DEEP SPACE TV
Conversations Live: The Future of Farming
 
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Patty Satalia and expert guests discuss public perception of GMOs and the role of technology in farming.
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Chancellor Linda Katehi's Colloquium: Russell Berman
 
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Russell Berman spoke about "Rethinking the Ph.D. in the Humanities" on Dec. 2, 2014 as part of as part of the Chancellor Linda Katehi's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series 2014-15. Russell Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, with appointments in Comparative Literature and German Studies. He is an expert on German literature and culture and on cultural relations between Europe and the United States. He is currently chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and previously served as associate dean and as director of Stanford's Overseas Studies Program.
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Why is Community-based Research Relevant to Feminism? FemNorthNet Panel
 
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FemNorthNet researchers speak about pairing intersectional feminist analysis with community-based research designs. Jane Stinson, Co-director of FemNorthNet, speaks about the project's host organization, The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), the organization's history, and it's current struggle to survive in the age of austerity. Deborah Stienstra, Co-director of FemNorthNet and former Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount St. Vincent University, speaks about the connections between feminist perspective and disability studies and the importance of inclusive practices in research. Leah Levac, FemNorthNet researcher and Professor at the University of Guelph, speaks about developing a Community Vitality Index with the women of Happy Valley - Goose Bay.
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New Discoveries In The World Around Us
 
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Dr Mark Harvey, Senior Curator, Terrestrial Zoology We live in one of the last regions of the world where new animal species can be regularly found. Mark tells of the spiders, reptiles, frogs, scorpions, insects, and even ancient subterranean animals being described by WA Museum staff.
Geothermal Symposium 2017 - Panel 4
 
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Panel 4 (Funding Agencies) – Science, Technology and Innovation Strategies: Management and Mobilization of Financial Resources for Geothermal Technology Development 'NSERC Research Partnerships' - Andrew Sinclair, Manager, Ontario Regional Office, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada 'OCE Programs' - Richard Worsfold, Director, Business Development Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) 'Policies to Drive Geothermal Power' - Peter Massie, Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
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Research to Care 2017 - Morning Session Presentations
 
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Watch the morning session of the Research to Care 9/11 Community Engagement Event at NYU Langone Medical Center and hear what we've learned so far about 9/11 health effects from the researchers themselves.
"Hackers," The New Communists? (with Tor Ekeland)
 
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Note: Filling in for Sam Seder in this clip is Majority Report producer Matt Binder. Tor Ekeland, attorney for Andrew "weev" Auernheimer and Matthew Keys, joins us to discuss each of their two cases. We discuss how neither defendants actually did any "hacking," how weev found the information he was found guilty of taking on a public AT&T server, what Matthew Keys is being charged of doing to a former employer, how both men are being charged under a draconian laws under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/SamSeder
“Why ePortfolios? Why now? Documenting Learning in the 21st Century” with Dr. Helen Chen
 
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McMaster University's 2nd Annual Learning Portfolio - April.1st, 2015 Keynote Speaker: DR. HELEN CHEN from STANFORD UNIVERSITY “Why ePortfolios? Why now? Documenting Learning in the 21st Century” Director of ePortfolio Initiatives, and research scientist in the Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering Helen’s research focuses on: 1) Engineering and Entrepreneurship Education; 2) The pedagogy of ePortfolios and reflective practice; & 3) The role of learning spaces in teaching and learning.
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Dr Matthew Bailey: Living in a salt-saturated society
 
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Dr. Matthew Bailey presents his Our Changing World lecture titled "Living in a salt-saturated society - do your genes fit?". Recorded Tuesday 25th October 2016. Abstract: Hypertension is the silent killer driving the global public health burden of cardiovascular and renal disease. Blood pressure is strongly influenced by the distribution of sodium chloride (salt) between fluid compartments of the body and within tissues. Most societies consume 10 times more salt than is required by physiological need. This high salt intake is strongly linked to hypertension. The World Health Organisation targets a ∼30% reduction in salt intake in order to arrest the high levels of death due to cardiovascular disease. But how does an habitually high salt diet cause blood pressure to rise? This lecture presents the concept that hypertension is a modern disease caused by our changing world. It first examines how our ancestral DNA provided an evolutionary selection advantage during early mammalian development but is now maladaptive. The lecture discusses the control of body salt by multiple organ systems in the body and ends with new evidence that our brain exerts a significant effect on blood pressure by controlling our hunger for salt. For more information on the series please visit www.ocw.ed.ac.uk
Influence of Changing Climate on Inland Native Trout
 
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http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/614 This project addresses the need for more complete evidence and more accurate vulnerability assessments to show how salmonid populations are adjusting to climate change. This webinar will also explore some of the biological implications, and their relative importance, related to a warming climate including upstream shifts in salmonid habitats, increased wildfire disturbances, and declining summer habitats.This webinar was conducted as a part of the "NCCWSC Climate Change Science and Management Webinar Series", through a partnership between the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center (NCTC).
Views: 640 USGS
Panel 5: Enhancing Functionality of EHRs for Genomic Research, Including E-Phenotying ...
 
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June 8-9, 2015 - Genomic Medicine Meeting VIII: NHGRI's Genomic Medicine Portfolio More: http://www.genome.gov/27561558
"Green" Careers
 
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In this panel, professionals currently enjoying environmental careers shared their career stories and offered advice for aspiring students. This event took place on January 28, 2016 @ 140 HNES Building. Participating Panelists: Anne Bell: Director of Conservation and Education, Ontario Nature Sheila Colla: Assistant Professor, York University Kate Hayes: Manager, Aquatic (and Wetland) Ecosystem Restoration,Credit Valley Conservation Alexandra McDonough: Planner, Canadian Urban Institute Susanne Poltrok: Director, Environmental Affairs, Morguard Investments Limited Brady Romanson: Project Manager, DPRA Canada Inc. More info: http://www.yorku.ca/careers/students/... http://careers.yorku.ca/event/career-conversations-green-careers/?instance_id=1466
NOAA Leader on Oceans, Atmosphere—and Making History in Space | Pew
 
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Pioneering astronaut Kathryn Sullivan—now the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—made history in October 1984, when she became the first American woman to walk in space. Thirty years later, Dr. Sullivan sat down at The Pew Charitable Trusts with Lynn Sherr—author of the recent New York Times best-seller Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space—to reflect on her time in space, "environmental intelligence," and our ever-changing planet. http://www.pewtrusts.org #PewBluePlanet
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Demystifying Medicine 2016: Where Do Viruses Come From & 2000 Years of Hepatitis Virus
 
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Demystifying Medicine 2016: Where Do Viruses Come From and How Do They Do What They Do & From A to E: 2000 Years of Hepatitis Virus History Air date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016, 4:00:00 PM Category: Demystifying Medicine Runtime: 02:02:31 Description: Demystifying Medicine is an annual course from January to May designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. The course includes presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research, primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, fellows, and staff. All are invited. For more information go to https://demystifyingmedicine.od.nih.gov/ Author: Harvey Alter, MD, CC, NIH and John Coffin, PhD, NCI, NIH/Tufts Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?19462
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