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Thursday, 01/18/18
  • Biotechnology Vendor ShowcaseLearn about the latest research tools at the Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ event happening at the University of California, San Francisco, Parnassus! This complimentary event is for active research scientists and related life science professionals interested in viewing the latest products and meeting with scientific suppliers.
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Understanding Black Hole and Galaxy Co-evolution using the “COSMOS” - CANCELEDObservations indicate that supermassive black holes (SMBHs, 10**6-10**9 Msun) dwell at the centers of most local galaxies. Scaling relations between SMBH mass and several large-scale properties of the host galaxies point to a co-ordindated growth of galaxies and their central engines over cosmic time: they "co-evolve". Who is the leading ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Cybersecurity Panel: How Technical Talent Will Determine the Future of DemocracyThere is a critical need for technical talent in the public sector to keep our systems secure and save lives. This panel, moderated by journalist Ted Koppel, brings together students and interns at Army Cyber Command with panelists from the military and academia to discuss how to engage the best ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Bridging the Gap between Consumers and Products in Rehabilitation Medicine
    Occupational therapists (OTs) are critical players in the transdisciplinary rehabilitation team. An OT's job is to help people, who because of illness, injury, or aging, have experienced a decrease in their ability to function independently in the areas of daily living, work, play, and leisure. Treatment by an OT often ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control EvolutionUC Berkeley biochemist and IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna will join oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee to discuss unprecedented advancements in genome editing and the effect new technologies will have on the future of humanity.Register here. 
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Having Natural Conversations with Our ThingsWhen and how we interact with technology is steering us toward conversation with our devices. Being able to talk to systems like our cars or our appliances brings all kinds of new, maybe even unthinkable, possibilities. Researchers and designers are imagining Conversational User Interfaces (CUIs) as a new paradigm in ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • A Planet for Goldilocks
    "Not too hot, not too cold" begins the prescription for a world that's just right for life as we know it. Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary goals of science agencies around the world thanks in large part to NASA's Kepler Mission which launched in ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Decarbonizing America's Electricity InfrastructureAmerica’s electricity infrastructure is aging. Mason Willrich will describe the ownership and operation of this infrastructure and the web of state and federal policies that govern it. He will present a coherent national strategy for modernizing our infrastructure, including expansion of energy efficiency, wind, solar, nuclear and other carbon-free resources for power ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, Free for Students
  • Everything Matters: Iron | Cinema Arts: The Florestine Collection | Mechanical Paper Contraptions
    Everything Matters: Iron 8:00 p.m.Earth’s most common element by mass, iron has been employed since antiquity to create tools, weapons, and works of art. Join master blacksmith James Austin to explore iron’s historical importance and amazing metallurgical properties as well as the air of mystery surrounding the blacksmithing trade.Cinema Arts: The ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
  • Sketchfest NightlifeSF Sketchfest is back at NightLife for a knee-slapping night of creatures, cocktails, and comedy as part of the 17th Annual SF Sketchfest Comedy Festival.Join us for a night of irreverent science, featuring a live version of the comedy podcast “This Week in Science,” and an interactive game called “Thinkers ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Birding with Buddha: Natural History of Bhutan
    There is an air of mystery about the Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the rugged Himalayas, where legends of dragons and yetis abound. Despite being sandwiched between the world’s two most populous countries, it maintains a fierce independence and a unique culture deeply rooted in its Buddhist heritage. Bhutan is ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Unfolding Story of Scientific Discoveries and Future Targeted Treatments Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex, multifaceted disorder characterized by extreme fatigue and a host of other symptoms that can worsen after physical or mental activity, but do not improve with rest. This presentation will discuss clinical implications of recent scientific reports that are pinning down the development of ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Gravitational Waves - the New Cosmic MessengerOn September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) measured gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes, kicking off a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy. This was the first direct measurement of gravitational waves - ripples in space-time that Albert Einstein predicted 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity. ...
    Where:  Livermore Cost:  $32 - $40 Adults, $12 Students
  • Hunting by Habitat (Mushroom Season Is Year Round In California)Kingman Bond-Graham presents: Hunting by Habitat (Mushroom Season Is Year Round In California); what, when, where, and how to look for mushrooms in Northern California. He has found mycological activity almost everywhere he goes. Edible mushrooms pop up in some expected and unexpected places. Kingman will talk about targeting the ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
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