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Wednesday, 08/30/17
  • Making carbon-14 measurements more accessibleCarbon-14 is a valuable tool used to probe the transport of carbonaceous species through oceanic, terrestrial, and biological systems. Due to its isotopic rarity, minute concentrations of carbon-14 labeled species can be detected. Historically, chemical targets were labeled with concentrations well above the terrestrial abundance and quantified with liquid scintillation ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • The combined effects of river discharge and wind forcing in the coastal oceanSpeaker: Piero Mazzini, Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography, Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco State University
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Fake Silk: The Hidden Story of a Workplace TragedyIn a comprehensive and disturbing history of viscose rayon, or “fake silk,” Paul Blanc sheds light on the environmental and public health hazards of producing this ubiquitous textile. In Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon, Blanc asks a fundamental question: When a new technology makes people ill, how high ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • Translating “Design Thinking” into Health Technologies: IDEO Case Studies
    This presentation will introduce the innovative process of “Design Thinking” as it applies to the discovery of unmet clinical needs and to the conceptualization and development of commercial medical technologies. Dr. Azimpour will use case examples from his work at IDEO to illustrate this process.IDEO is a Stanford-born global design ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Evolutions big bang and Coding TheoryEvolutions big bang: The Cambrian explosion and origin of Animals.Just over half a billion years ago, almost all major groups of animal life seem to appear suddenly in the earths oceans, according to the evidence in the fossil record. These new organisms brought innovations like brains, vision, predation, even the ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  $5
Thursday, 08/31/17
  • Carbon sequestration in Northeast Pacific seagrass meadows: How and why it variesSpeaker: Brady O’Donnell, M.S. Candidate, Graduate Program in Geology, University of California, Davis
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of peopleAlmost all mathematicians are attracted to the subject by its certainty and precision. It’s one of the most finely sharpened blades in the human cognitive armory. It rules supreme in many parts of Physics and Engineering. It is almost as precise when applied to the activities of large populations of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Global Health and the Future Role of the United StatesThe United States is the world’s largest investor in health at a global scale"funding and implementing programs to address challenges, including global health security, HIV and other infectious diseases, women and child health, non-communicable diseases, vaccine and drug development, digital health, and global health governance. Although Congress appropriates funding, these ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free, registration required
  • Khronos Standards for Neural Network Acceleration and DeploymentKhronos Group is a not for profit, member-funded consortium to create royalty-free open standards for hardware acceleration. OpenVX is an API for computer vision and neural network acceleration, especially important in real-time and safety-critical use cases. Khronos Group is also readying NNEF standard interchange format to transfer networks trained in ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • SciComm Studio 005: Hashtag ScienceMore than half of all online users use social media to learn about breaking news. How can scientists and communicators tap the power of social media to cut through the clutter and tell their stories? As social media transforms the way the public consumes news, science communicators have an exciting ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Roving on Mars: Curiosity's exploration of Gale Crater
    Overview of the Mars Science Laboratory MissionHighlights from 5 years of exploring sedimentary environmentsPreview of next steps in Curiosity's climb up Aeolis MonsSpeaker: Lauren Edgar, USGS 
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
Friday, 09/01/17
  • Birds & BotanyHike the forests, meadows and hills around Pine Flat and up Redhill with ACR Volunteer Patrick Woodworth & ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self. We’ll be watching (and listening) for birds on the hike out. After lunch, we'll botanize as we consider the seasonal interplay between bird foods, habitat history and current activity ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  Free
  • Subsurface modeling with functional dataSpeaker: Ogy Grujic, StanfordSee weblink for abstract
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Photobears: LIDAR Industry Seminar: Photonic technologies for LIDAR sensors in autonomous and ADAS applicationsFrom fleets to commercial vehicles, there are a growing number of new and existing technologies that are important for the development of a fully autonomous vehicle. Aside from traditional sensors such as cameras, ultrasonic, and radar, LIDAR technologies are becoming the key enabler in the fusion of sensors needed to ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Finding Exoplanets with the Gemini Planet ImagerThe Gemini Planet Imager Exoplanet Survey (GPIES), officially launched in November 2014, is an ambitious multi-year study dedicated to observing 600 young, nearby star systems to image young Jupiters and planet forming debris disks using the GPI instrument installed on the Gemini South telescope in Chile. The GPI instrument team ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
Saturday, 09/02/17
  • GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release - CANCELEDOur Hawk Talks and Raptor Releases occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 pm (weather permitting - heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except for Fleet Week weekend. The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Sunday, 09/03/17
  • 3rd Annual San Jose Mini Maker FaireCheck out some of the coolest inventors, innovators, exhibitors, creators, tinkerers, hobbyists, crafters, artists and young Makers in Santa Clara Valley at the Third Annual San José Mini Maker Faire!What is a Maker Faire? Part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE magazine, Maker Faires are called "the ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  $3 - $15
  • GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release - CANCELEDOur Hawk Talks and Raptor Releases occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 pm (weather permitting - heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except for Fleet Week weekend. The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Tuesday, 09/05/17
  • Geomorphically Driven Biogeochemical Gradients and Their Influence on Tropical CanopiesSpeaker: Dr. K. Dana Chadwick, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • The Changing BayPresentations and discussions about the SF Bay estuary: past, present and future.Part of Changing Landscapes Festival
    Where:  Vallejo Cost:  Free
  • Being Human in the Age of Artificial IntelligenceWhat has artificial intelligence (AI) brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of AI is the story of intelligence"of life processes as they evolve from bacteria to humans, where life processes define their own software, to technology, where life processes design both their hardware and software. We know ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
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