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Wednesday, 02/21/18
  • Technology Development for the Field of Regenerative Medicine
    The fields of stem cells, immunotherapy, gene therapy and regenerative medicine are poised to change the face of healthcare. Immunotherapy is giving terminal cancer patients a second chance at life, gene therapy can cure rare diseases, and living stem cells and other cell and cultured tissue therapies are beginning to ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Information and Pricing on Residential Electricity Consumption
    Residential electricity prices do not generally respond to wholesale prices and thus are disconnected from the marginal cost of generation. This study examines a field experiment in Texas that includes both pricing and informational interventions to encourage energy conservation during summer peak load days when the marginal cost of generation ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Why Is the Information Revolution So Scary?Does the truth matter anymore? For the past several years - but especially since the 2016 US presidential election - Russian hackers, the mainstream media, social media platforms, conspiracy theorists, Twitter bots, U.S. intelligence agencies, and unscrupulous businesses have all been blamed for polluting our information sources with fake news ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  
  • Three lectures at the Estuary & Ocean Science CenterDive Patterns Behavior of White Sharks Chacharodon carchariasSpeaker: Bianca BahmanTBASpeaker: Salma Abdel-Raheem (Hines lab)Spatial Patterns in the Aragonite Saturation Horizon for the North Central California ShelfSpeaker: Ryan Anderson
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • The How and the Now: Situating Sustainability in a Moment of Danger
    Drawing from her forthcoming edited collection, Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power and her current project Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger, Sze asks how do we “situate sustainability?” How does the ways in which sustainability is conceived and researched matter now, in the most anti-environmental Federal ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Town Hall Meeting Seminar: Measure Z, Monterey County (dramatization)The vast Salinas River Groundwater Basin flows Northwest following the Salinas River where it empties into Monterey Bay. This area was made famous by author John Steinbeck in his novel East of Eden. Besides providing drinking water it irrigates the rich agricultural region of the Salinas Valley (“Americas Salad Bowl”). ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Cloudy Days for Solar?When the United States slapped 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels, headlines heralded bad times ahead for clean energy in this country. But the stock prices of solar installers increased, because the hit could have been worse. Solar entrepreneur and advocate Jigar Shah said it was “good news.” But ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • An evening with Michael Aw
    Michael Aw is a wildlife photographer, explorer and conservationist. He has authored 35 books of the ocean. His accolades include winning more than 65 international photographic awards and he was named as one of the world’s most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography. Michael Aw’s essays and pictures have been ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Big Astronomy Begins: Searching for Exoplanets with AITo uncover the mysteries of the universe, astronomers are becoming greedy, making more observations than they can possibly analyze manually. Large photometric surveys from space telescopes like Kepler and the future TESS are no exception and today modern astronomers use artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to help them reveal the existence of exoplanets hidden ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  
  • Nerd Nite SF #93: Lost Venues, Folkpocalypse, and Hybrid Instruments!“Bring The Noise, Bring Defunct: A Personal History of SF’s Deceased Music Venues” by Dan StrachotaYou’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: The San Francisco music scene is dead! All the cool venues are getting shut down! Everything used to be so much better here! Is it ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $8
  • Wonderfest: Mission: MarsThe first human mission to Mars will be the greatest adventure of the 21st-century. As with all expeditions, its success will depend on planning. The first steps are already under way: achieving longer spaceflight missions, planning for deep space journeys beyond the Moon, and exploring extreme terrestrial environments as Mars ...
    Where:  Castro Valley Cost:  Free
  • Writing Applications that are Easier to Defend than AttackConventional wisdom says that the attacker has an enduring economic advantage over the defender. After all, the good guy needs to fix all the vulnerabilities, while the attacker only needs to exploit one of them. Conventional wisdom is right if we keep developing software the way we always have. Fortunately, ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  
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