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Nerd Nite Silicon Valley: Space Junk & Internet Research

Grab a drink and see science fiction turned into science fact! Ever wonder about all the stuff that’s been launched into Earth’s orbit? Do you REALLY know how to “Google” something? You’ve got questions, our speakers have answers! Be there and be square!

27,000 Kilometers Per Hour in the Wrong Lane

Since 1957, what goes up does *not* necessarily come down. With more than half a million pieces of space junk whizzing around the planet at 30 times the speed of sound, how are we still able to go to space? As satellite mega-constellations are poised to connect the world, commercial space operations are booming, and NASA plans for the moon and beyond, let’s dig into the laws of man and nature that determine how long our luck can hold out and what are we doing to avoid the orbital debris catastrophe that could put an end to the space age.

Speaker: Preston Thomas, Synapse Synopsis

Asking the internet: using Google Artificial Intelligence to research your way through life

We do online research for just about everything in our lives: Thinking of going vegan but not sure how? Google it! Wanna know which detergent is safest for your little kid? Look it up! What kind of car should I buy? Ask the internet. But did you ever really learn HOW to do online research? Most people think they’re great at it, but in fact there’s a lot of room to improve. Dan will show you how to be a brilliant online researcher, and why Research really should be the 4th R of education (beyond just Reading, Writing, and aRithmetic).

Speaker: Daniel Russel, Google

Tuesday, 01/28/20


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The Tabard Theater

29 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110