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Human Genetics and Genomics: The Science for the 21st Century

Human Genetics and Genomics: The Science for the 21st Century

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Google Tech Talk July 12, 2012 Presented by Ewan Birney. ABSTRACT Since the publication of the human genome in 2001, there has been a fundamental shift in molecular biology research from small scale, hypothesis focused science to larger scale hypothesis generating science. I will describe some of the key components of the last decade's research in this area, including Genomewide Association, th...

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Preliminary Mathematics of Direct Democracy

Preliminary Mathematics of Direct Democracy

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Google Tech Talk August 22, 2012 Presented by Lee Worden ABSTRACT I will present a modeling approach to theorizing about processes and protocols for collective deliberation among humans — that is, ways for a group efficiently and effectively to find a mutually agreeable solution to a problem when participants may disagree on what is acceptable. Seen from this perspective, the problem becomes on...

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Energy, the Environment, and What We Can Do

Energy, the Environment, and What We Can Do

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Google Tech Talk February 13, 2012 Presented by Professor John Baez, UC Riverside. ABSTRACT Our heavy reliance on fossil fuels is causing two serious problems: global warming, and the decline of cheaply available oil reserves. Unfortunately the second problem will not cancel out the first. Each one individually seems extremely hard to solve, and taken together they demand a major worldwide effo...

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The Genome Question: Moore vs. Jevons with Bud Mishra

The Genome Question: Moore vs. Jevons with Bud Mishra

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Google Tech Talk March 27, 2012 ABSTRACT It is often said that genomics science is on a Moore's law, growing exponentially in data throughput, number of assembled genomes, lowered cost, etc.; and yet, it has not delivered the biomedical promises made a decade ago: personalized medicine; genomic characterization of diseases like cancer, schizophrenia, and autism; bio-markers for common complex d...

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Nuclear Fusion: Clean Power for the Next Hundred Centuries

Nuclear Fusion: Clean Power for the Next Hundred Centuries

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Google Tech Talks Feb. 13, 2008 ABSTRACT Presented by Dr. James Grossnickle Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun, can also be harnessed for power on Earth. Present research in magnetic confinement fusion is promising and advancing. ITER (international thermonuclear experimental reactor), based on the tokamak configuration, has been sited and will begin construction soon. An alternate...

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Counting Neutrinos at the South Pole

Counting Neutrinos at the South Pole

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Google Tech Talk September 23, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Azriel Goldschmidt and Keith Beattie. The South Pole, besides being an interesting place in its own right, is uniquely suited for Neutrino Astronomy and a challenging place to locate a cosmic ray detector and corresponding compute cluster. Azriel Goldschmit and Keith Beattie, respectively a particle physicist and computer systems enginee...

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Initiatives in Education

Initiatives in Education

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Google Tech Talk October 20, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Maggie Johnson, Google Director of Education and University Relations, at the NSF Computer Science Education Leadership Summit. Google believes that all students should have the opportunity to become active creators of tomorrows technology. Through our diverse set of education efforts, we invest in the next generation of computer scientist...

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The MIT Energy Initiative: Sustainable Energy and Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics

The MIT Energy Initiative: Sustainable Energy and Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics

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Google Tech Talk November 5, 2009 ABSTRACT This MITEI on the Road event will open with a brief overview of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) by Daniel Enderton, Executive Director of MITEIs Sustainable Energy Revolution Program (SERP). This overview will highlight the extensive depth and breadth of research, education, campus energy and outreach activities underway as part of the Initiative. Mr...

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Innovation and the Transformation of the Global Energy System

Innovation and the Transformation of the Global Energy System

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Google Tech Talk November 30, 2009 ABSTRACT Innovation and the Transformation of the Global Energy System Experts in energy technology, research, policy and business discuss the importance of clean energy innovation and how it can be accelerated. Kristina Johnson, Under Secretary
 of
 Energy, US Department of Energy Tim Woodward, Managing Director, Nth Power Dan Reicher, Director of Climate and...

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Press Conference: Innovation and the Transformation of the Global Energy System

Press Conference: Innovation and the Transformation of the Global Energy System

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Google Tech Talk November 30, 2009 ABSTRACT Press Conference: Innovation and the Transformation of the Global Energy System. Please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYLHiN6cWes for the formal presentation. Participants for event include: Tim Woodward, Managing Director, Nth Power Dan Reicher, Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives, Google Dr. Ernie Moniz, Director of the MIT Energy Initia...

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