MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

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Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

Our Built Environment: It Takes Energy

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Can we rethink the way buildings use energy? John Ochsendorf, an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at MIT, is working with his students to change the way buildings are made and how they consume energy.

Nanotechnology: Coating Porous Stainless Steel and Glass Slides with Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

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This video was created by students in the CHE230X/ME230X: Nanobiotechnology Laboratory Experience course at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In this video, students synthesize titanium dioxide nanoparticles using the sol-gel technique. They then demonstrate how to coat porous stainless steel and glass slides with the nanoparticles. This work was funded in part by the National Science Foundation (EEC 0941746).

Nanotechnology: AFM and SEM Imaging of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

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This video was made by students in the CHE230X/ME230X: Nanobiotechnology Laboratory Experience course at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In this video, students demonstrate AFM and SEM imaging of titanium-dioxide-coated surfaces. This work was funded by the National Science Foundation (EEC 0941746).

Sam Hazen at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Sam Hazen of the University of Massachusetts on "Genetic Regulation of Grass Biomass Accumulation and Biological Conversion Quality" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Gregory Bell at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Gregory Bell of Berkeley Lab on "Network as discovery instrument: a Quick-Start Guide" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting in Walnut Creek, Calif.