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Seymour Hersh: Mario Savio Memorial Lecture

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One of America's premier investigative journalists, Seymour Hersh shocked the world with his expose of the military's treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. His revelation of the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during...

K. David Harrison – PopTech 2008

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K. David Harrison discusses how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Watch as he details efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

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This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

Architectural History and the CED Idea

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This lecture by Dell Upton (Professor Emeritus of Architecture, UC Berkeley, and Professor and Chair of Art, UCLA) discusses the histories of the environmental design professions, and begins with a warm introduction t...

Technologies and applications of interactive flood simulation

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Severe flood disasters may frequently occur in near future because global warming will change the flood risk. To prepare the disaster, we propose global flood simulation software which simulates flood flow in short ti...

Michio Kaku: Nuclear Power Is a Faustian Bargain

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The U.S. hasn't commissioned a new nuclear plant since before the Three Mile Island meltdown in 1979, and will soon have to decommission all its aging reactors. What, if anything, will replace these nuclear plants?

Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your world-view

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With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of ...

Alternative Energy and the Americas

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Stanford R. Ovshinsky has been called "the modern world's most important energy visionary." His career has combined path-breaking scientific work, the creation of new industries and a deep commitment to "make a better...

Abandon Earth—Or Face Extinction

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Stephen Hawking says all we have to do is survive another two hundred years and the human race will be saved, because by that point human settlements in space will already be well-established.

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

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You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."

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