Category “Conference”

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasms

Join “Bonk” author Mary Roach as she delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax. Her discoveries range from the bizarre to the hilarious but are highly entertaining and educational at the same time. Scientists have been studying orgasms for years. Long before sex became an acceptable household topic, people have been trying to understand what triggers it. What we know is that an orgasm is a reflex of the Autonomic Nervous System. This part of the nervous system deals with processes that we don’t consciously...

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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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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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Arithmetic, Population And Energy

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

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Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero!

At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by...

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Bill Gates Talks at TED and Unleashes Mosquitoes

On this year’s TED Talks 2009 in California Bill Gates shocked his audience of rich people with the unleashing of a swarm of mosquitoes, so that not only poor people can experience them. Further more he talks about the American school system and the quality of teachers. Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world’s biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. He is a passionate techie and a shrewd businessman, Bill Gates changed the world once, while leading Microsoft to enormous success. He plans to do it again now with his very own style of...

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David Lynch: Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain

The inside story on transcending the brain, with David Lynch, Award-winning film director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mullholland Drive, Inland Empire; John Hagelin, Ph.D., Quantum physicist featured in “What the bleep do we know?;” And Fred Travis, Ph.D., Director, Center for Brain, Consciousness and Cognition Maharishi University of Management. Credits: producers:UC Berkeley Educational Technology Services, speaker: David Lynch, speaker: John Hagelin, Ph.D., speaker: Fred Travis,...

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Distorted Morality

In this remarkable documentary Distorted Morality, Noam Chomsky offers a riveting but devastating critique of America’s current war on terror arguing, in fact, that it is a logistical impossibility for such a war to be taking place. Professor Chomsky presents his reasoning with astonishing and refreshing clarity, drawing from a wealth of historical knowledge and analysis. “Only those who are entirely ignorant of modern history will be surprised by the course of events, or by the justifications that are provided…” Noam Chomsky is a renowned scholar, the founder of the modern...

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Exploring the Deep Frontier

It's been more than 50 years since the first and only human expedition to the deepest part of the sea. Dr. Sylvia Earle, world-renowned marine scientist, president of the Sea Alliance, and founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (D.O.E.R. Marine), which pioneers technologies for scientific ocean research and exploration, discusses how the technology to take humans directly into the sea for research and exploration has evolved over the years and what the future holds for human exploration of inner space. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Council...

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