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Aging of the Other Genome: A Decisive but Ambitious Solution

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The DNA in our cells consists of not only the well-known 46 chromosomes currently receiving such avid attention from specialists in sequencing technology, but also a large number of copies of a relatively tiny, circul...

Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

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Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build...

Michio Kaku: Telepathy Is Easier Than You Think

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Some have proposed using quantum entanglement (the invisible umbilical cord that exists between objects) as a form of telepathy. But there are much more practical ways of achieving telepathy that already exist.

SETI Institute – Kepler Update April 28, 2009

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Kepler Update April 28, 2009 by SETI Institute's Kepler Mission team.

Take a Nap! Change Your Life

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It's free, nontoxic, and has no dangerous side effects. So why do people have to be convinced to nap? Employers want to keep their workers occupied with the business of business. Parents want their children to do home...

Lawrence Krauss on Cosmic Connections

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Professor of Earth and Space Exploration, Lawrence Krauss, isn’t immune to small irritations of daily living. However, he can see the bigger picture. In this secular sermon he shows how each of us is connected to t...

Panel Discussion: Dawkins, Tyson, Druyan, Stenger, Grothe

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The panel discusses atheism versus science, science education, the nature of science, various strategies for advancing society in society, threats to science education including religion and popular culture, racism an...

OPPENHEIMER LECTURE: The Higgs Particle: Pivot Of Symmetry And Mass

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Our theoretical understanding of the sub-atomic world would not be complete without the Higgs particle. Sometimes called "The God Particle", this very special particle generates the differences between the fundamen...

Bay Area Vision Meeting: Unsupervised Feature Learning and Deep Learning

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Despite machine learning's numerous successes, applying machine learning to a new problem usually means spending a long time hand-designing the input representation for that specific problem. This is true for applicat...

The uncertain location of electrons – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

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The tiny atoms that make up our world are made up of even tinier protons, neutrons and electrons. Though the number of protons determines an atom's identity, it's the electrons -- specifically, their exact location ou...

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