Videos tagged with GoogleTechTalks


How and When Prototyping Practices Affect Design Performance

How and When Prototyping Practices Affect Design Performance

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Google Tech Talk November 19, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Steven Dow. How does the structure of prototyping practice affect learning, motivation, and performance? In this talk, I will describe research on iteration and comparison, two key principles for discovering contextual design variables and their interrelationships. We found that, even under tight time constraints when the common intuition...

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The Truth About Your Food

The Truth About Your Food

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Google Tech Talk November 19, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Adiel Tel-Oren. Dr. T will address many issues concerning nutrition and functional medicine. Based on hard science, he will give us more clarity on the truth about our food. Dr. T lectures to doctors and the public worldwide, including his popular http://www.theTruthAboutYourFood.com teleseminars and his DrTin3 video clips http://www.yout...

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Latency and Cost Tradeoffs for Efficient Peer-to-Peer Assisted Content Distribution

Latency and Cost Tradeoffs for Efficient Peer-to-Peer Assisted Content Distribution

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Google Tech Talk November 19, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Srinivas Shakkottai. The Internet was conceived as a medium to efficiently enable point-to-point conversations. However, the main source of Internet traffic today is easily duplicable and location-independent content. In this talk we will focus on three aspects of latency and costs for P2P-assisted content distribution using analytical mo...

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Search User Interfaces

Search User Interfaces

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Google Tech Talk November 23, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Professor Marti Hearst, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. Marti will talk about her recently published book, "Search User Interfaces," which presents the state of the art of search interface design, based on both academic research and deployment in commercial systems.

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Your Brain at Work

Your Brain at Work

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Google Tech Talk November 12, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by David Rock. In his new book "Your Brain at Work," coach David Rock depicts the story of two people over one day at the office, and what's happening in their brains that makes it so hard to focus and be productive. Not only does he explain why things go wrong, but how you can train your brain to improve thinking and performance at work. Ba...

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Nutrients for Better Mental Performance

Nutrients for Better Mental Performance

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Google Tech Talk December 2, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Steven Wm. Fowkes. The talk will answer questions like: 1. Which nutrients promote optimal brain function? 2. What nutrients are commonly deficient enough to impair mental performance? 3. How can you get a better nights sleep without Ambien? 4. What nutrients counteract aspects of aging? 5. Is there an alternative to serotonin reuptake inh...

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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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On Compressing the Textual Web

On Compressing the Textual Web

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Google Tech Talk November 24, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Paolo Ferragina. Nowadays we know how to effectively compress most basic components of any modern search engine, such as, the graphs arising from the Web structure and/or its usage, the posting lists, and the dictionary of terms. But we are not aware of any study which has deeply addressed the issue of compressing the raw Web pages. Many ...

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Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

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Google Tech Talk December 9, 2009 ABSTRACT Presented by Dacher Keltner. Prof. Keltner will be presenting work related to his recent book "Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life": "In this talk I will survey the latest evolutionary and neuroscience that aligns with Charles Darwin's thesis that sympathy is our strongest instinct, or that we are born to be good. I will take the audience...

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