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Friday, June 3, 2011

World Science Festival Live Webcase

Michele Mitchell sent me a link to an article that led me to the World Science Festival this weekend in NYC. Good news is that there are some free webcasts for those able to join in from SD.Check out this site or use the schedule below These webcast are for sold out event, so save the air fare!
The events at this fair should give us some inspiration for our meeting on June 21 at 6:30 and I urge you to check them out before you attend. Yes, you will get another reminder and a full agenda before the meeting.

World Science Festival Live Webcast Schedule

Can’t make it to New York for the Festival? Watch the 2011 World Science Festival live from your commuter. We’re excited to provide free, high-quality streams of the select events below, with live on-site commentary from the editors of Scientific American and other award-winning journalists. Tune in. Join the conversation. Expand your mind.


The Dark Side of the Universe
7:45PM — 9:30 PM
For all we understand about the universe, 96% of what’s out there still has us in the dark. More
Live webcast commentary: Scientific American’s Philip Yam, accompanied by WSF’s Greg Boustead and Michael J Kennelly


The Illusion of Certainty: Risk, Probability, and Chance*
4:45 PM — 6:30 PM | Watch Live »
Risk, probability, chance, coincidence—they play a significant role in how we make decisions about health, education, relationships, and money. But where does this data come from and what does it really mean?(*Instant Rebroadcast from Thursday) More
Live webcast commentary: Boing Boing’s science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker , accompanied by WSF’s Maki Naro and Michael J Kennelly

The Mind after Midnight: Where Do You Go When You Go to Sleep?
7:45 PM — 9:30 PM | Watch Live »
We spend a third of our lives asleep. Every organism on Earth—from rats to dolphins to fruit flies to microorganisms—relies on sleep for its survival, yet science is still wrestling with a fundamental question: Why does sleep exist? More
Live webcast commentary: Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd, accompanied by WSF’s Greg Boustead and Maki Naro


Cool Jobs
1:45 PM — 3:30 PM | Watch Live »
Imagine hanging out with some of the world’s kookiest critters in the jungle’s tallest trees, building a robot that does stand-up comedy, inventing a device that propels you into the air like Batman, or traveling back in a DNA time machine to study ancient animals! Meet the scientists who make it possible. More
Live webcast commentary: Scientific American’s Anna Kuchment, accompanied by WSF’s Maki Naro

Rebooting the Cosmos: Is the Universe the Ultimate Computer?
7:45 PM — 9:30 PM | Watch Live »
As computers become progressively faster and more powerful, they’ve gained the impressive capacity to simulate increasingly realistic environments. Which raises a question familiar to aficionados of The Matrix—might life and the world as we know it be a simulation on a super advanced computer? More
Live webcast commentary: To be announced


2011 WSF Street Fair
10:00 AM — 6:00 PM | Watch Live »
Live scenes from the Street Fair at Washington Square Park in New York City on Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Special thanks to Livestream for hosting these broadcasts.
Visit our channel, where you can find embeddable widgets of these streams and much more

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