Science

Past event

Crash Course

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Crash Course Chris Martenson, Ph.D., Futurist; Author, The Crash Course Tom Van Dyck, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management The combination of financial market volatility and depleting resources (notably peak oil) present a challenging outlook for investors. Building wealth is even more daunting when considering how flimsy government figures about the economy can be. If the great disruption is near or here, what are some tips for building a resilient family and community? Read more »

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Sebastian Seung: Connectome (2/13/12)

Sebastian Seung, Ph.D., Author, Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival - Moderator Read more »

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Author, Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandries

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1:05:51

People magazine’s "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive," Tyson will lead a tour of the mysteries of the cosmos, explaining black holes and astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology and examining the friction between science and religion in the context of history. Read more »

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Amory Lovins, Physicist; Co-founder and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute

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1:02:57

The Escalating Energy Crisis: Principles and Progress

Amory Lovins

Physicist, energy industry consultant, and environmentalist Amory Lovins will discuss the steps necessary to break our oil dependency and create wealth, enhance choice and strengthen common security. Oil is increasingly becoming a challenge through volatile pricing, supply and transport vulnerabilities, emissions, global competition and security issues. Lovins will offer insight into the variety of market-based solutions to dependency on fossil fuels. Read more »

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Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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59:39

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


Partnership for the Earth Read more »

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Hearing Miniseries #2: Dr. Lawrence Lustig-M.D., Division Chief of Otology, Nuerotology and Skull Base Surgery, UCSF, Cochlear Implants: Where Are We in 2008? (5/22/2008)

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The second in a series of 3 programs produced by The Commonwealth Club's Member-Led-Forums on the subject of Hearing & Speech, as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month in May 2008.

Dr. Lawrence Lustig


M.D., Division Chief of Otology, Nuerotology and Skull Base Surgery, UCSF, Cochlear Implants: Where Are We in 2008?
 

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on May 22, 2008

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