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Engineering Human Genomes & Environments with Dr. George M. Church

This FORA.tv lecture by Dr. George M. Church is on two ever more relevant topics, genetic engineering of humans and what gene drive could imply for the environment and our future. CRISPR and its great potential is also accompanied with potentially catastrophic adverse effects. The CRISPR gene editing tools can be used to create a …

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CUNY Institute for Theoretical Sciences: The Higgs Boson

Fora TV presents Kyle Cranmer, Assistant Professor of Physics at NYU, explains the expected results of the Higgs Boson experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and the reaction of the scientists when the data came in. And Neal Weiner who received his undergraduate degree in physics and math from Carleton College in 1996, and his …

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Peter Jenni and Abraham Seiden: Hunting for the Higgs Boson

Fora TV presents Peter Jenni and Abraham Seiden who following the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, talks about future projects the ATLAS group is working on at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Event Date: 11.07.12 Speakers: Peter Jenni and Abraham Seiden. Hunting for the Higgs Boson from swissnex San Francisco on FORA.tv

Peter Singer: Poverty

Fora TV presents Peter Singer, who argues that a donation of just 1% of the GNP from the world’s affluent nations would halve world poverty. He suggests a scale of donation tailored to an individual’s income level, ranging from 1% to 33%. Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center …

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Lester R Brown: China Forcing the World to Rethink Its Economic Future

China: Forcing the World to Rethink Its Economic Future Fora TV presents Dr. Brown, who will discuss ways to restructure the global economy so that it can sustain economic progress through renewable energy, the reuse and recycling of materials, and a diverse transport system. World Affairs Council of Northern California at San Francisco, California. Event …

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Rajendra Pachauri: World’s Climate Change

Fora TV presents Rajendra Pachauri, who shows forecasts the possible effects of global warming, and frames climate change in the context of global security. Rajendra Pachauri is the the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Directo-General of the Indian Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). World’s Climate Change: ‘We Are All in It …

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Jeff Goodell: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future

  Jeff Goodell exposes Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. Cody’s Books presents a panel featuring Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris, author Jeff Goodell, former Sierra club president Adam Werbach, director of the UC Berkeley Renewable and Appropriate Technology Energy Lab Daniel Kammen and Natural Resources Defense Council staff scientist Audrey Chang. …

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Adam Savage: Dodos, Maltese Falcons, and the Art of Obsession

Fora TV presents Adam Savage and his obsession of Dodos. MythBusters co-host gives a fast-paced presentation on personal obsessions. Savage explains how his fascination with dodo bird skeletons eventually led to his designing of an exact bronze-cast replica of the titular statue from the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie, “The Maltese Falcon.”