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Thursday, 02/22/18
  • The Continuing Mystery of the Anomalous Microwave EmissionThe anomalous microwave emission (AME) is emission in the 20-60 GHz range that is correlated with interstellar dust. Discovered in 1996 by the COBE DMR experiment, the AME is a "foreground" that needs to be removed to study the CMB, but it is also an astrophysical puzzle:  the emission process ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • New insights on dilute superconductivity from tunneling spectroscopySpeaker: Adrian Swartz, Stanford
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Hard Earth Talk: Thinking Green
    Your views on nature depend largely on how you were nurtured.There’s a common view that, if people knew more about climate science, they’d accept it. But that view is wrong. What people believe about climate change depends largely on their backgrounds: a complex swirl of emotions, social ties, morals, experiences, ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • The State of Green Business: Aligning Prosperity, Security and Sustainability
    Part of the Sustainability Leadership Speaker SeriesThis series explores the connections between great leadership and the actual achievement of sustainability and wellbeing for everyone, across generations.Speaker: Joel Makower, GreenBiz Group Inc
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • The Cutting Edge of Artificial Intelligence When we think about the future, we need to think deeply about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Historically, the world has been able to advance new and unknown science and technologies. Is AI in a different category, or can we trust that the experts are making good progress and that there are ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Conversion of Biomass to biobased-para-Xylene (A Formal Synthesis of Biobased-Polyethylene Terephthalate, bio-PET)Speaker: Mako Masuno, Origin Materials
    Where:  Albany Cost:  $10 General, $5 Students
  • The Last Doubling | Drink Lab: Rapid Infusion
    The Last Doubling,   Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman @ 8:00Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.Is growth always good? The biggest threat to our existence on planet Earth isn’t asteroids it’s us. Why can’t our population continue to grow? Learn about the exponential function and ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $18/$15/free for AD members
  • The Science of Cannabis: The Ethnobotany of CannabisEthnobotany is the study of the relationship of plants and people across cultures and time. Cannabis has been in cultivation for millennia and used as a medicine, food, and for hemp fiber. This program will look at the historical uses of cannabis and how we might explore those uses in ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $40 General, $35 Members
  • Hardcore Natural History: How tagging animals helps us see the ocean through a new lensJoin us as we learn about how technology is changing how we are able to look beneath the ocean’s surface. We will discuss what we have found out, what we are studying and how these amazing new tags will help us learn more about the ocean and the creatures in ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  $10 General, $5 Members, $15 at door
  • Living with Mountain LionsWe live in mountain lion territory! No matter where you live in the Bay Area, it was once a home to our native cats. The Mountain Lion Foundation has protected lions for 30 years, and is beginning a new program in the East Bay. Get ready for some amazing rescue ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $10 - $30
  • 2018 Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative Energy Summit + ExpoInnovation Expo: Research Poster Exposition and ReceptionPart of two day conference, 2/22-23
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $18 - $275
  • The USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory: Research, monitoring, and the science of preparing society for low-probability, high-consequence events
    Volcanoes in the Cascade Range erupt twice per century on average, with eruptions often lasting for years.Although eruptions are generally not as high-consequence as large earthquakes, they are still high-consequence events.When a volcano wakes up there can be intense public interest - which requires crisis management, even if the eruption ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
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