Category “Conference”

A Universe From Nothing (Lecture)

Lawrence Krauss gives a talk on our current picture of the universe, how it will end, and how it could have come from nothing. Krauss is the author of many bestselling books on Physics and Cosmology, including “The Physics of Star Trek.” If you’ve ever wanted to answer that annoying question, “how could the Universe have formed from nothing”, then watch this video. Lawrence Krauss is funny, informative, and if you watch the entire video (it’s over an hour long, so you might need to pause it a few times), he will blow your mind. Lawrence seems like a pretty cool...

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Frank Abagnale

The movie "Catch Me If You Can" is based on the life of Frank Abagnale. Now you can hear Frank's version of Steven Spielbergs movie as he tells it here at this conference. You can read more about Frank Abagnale over on his wikipedia...

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Salman Khan talk at TED

Ok so this isn't exactly a documentary but more of a interesting conference talk at TED from Salman Khan, the creator of www.khanacademy.org. He explains how he came to create this fantastic site and the great potential it has to benefit todays society. I came across this video today and I felt I should share it as it really is a great site, in all honesty I have known about this site for quite some time now and in fact it has actually helped get me through some pretty tough college semesters. The site again is: www.khanacademy.org Well worth a...

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40 Years of Hip-Hop

KRS-One takes us on a journey through the history of Hip-Hop, letting us in on his interpretation of the art and the meaning behind it. This documentary however is more of a speech given by KRS-One edited together with clips from his Hip-Hop career. This speech was held throughout Hip-Hop appreciation week in...

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Plan of Action: How the Spinal Cord Controls Movement

Thomas M. Jessell, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, examines the neural circuits that control our movements. Neural circuits give us a glimpse of how brain wiring and circuit activity control specific behaviors, including the movement of our limbs. Consider baseball player Lou Gehrig's remarkable hand-eye coordination, or the purity of cellist Jacqueline du Pré's tone. Yet, both examples also remind us of the fragility of the motor system: Gehrig succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and du Pré to multiple sclerosis. Neural circuits, sensory feedback systems and signals...

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID:...

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John Harris – It’s an Illusion

Filmed at the “Lawful Rebellion” Conference, The British Constiution Group, Stoke-on-Trent, 24th January...

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The Neurons that Shaped Civilization

In this short 10 minute video, neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know...

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Arithmetic, Population And Energy

A lecture on exponential growth and why it is a...

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