Mada'in Saleh (Al-Hajir): Visualizing a Nabataean Tomb

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This is a silent short clip intended for use at the KAUST SIGGRAPH booth in a series of video loops played during the convention.
Dina Garatly, Content Modeler and Producer at the KAUST Visualization Lab, created 3D models of a Nabataean tomb at Mada’in Saleh (Al-Hajir), Saudi Arabia to help archeologists with their study and annotation in the World Heritage Site.
For further details about the project, see the article in the KAUST Beacon, October 2010 Issue, Pg: 6-7.

Molecular Visualization in CORNEA: Solar Cell & Chemical Science Data

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Solar Cell Data provided by: Dr. Michael McGehee, Stanford University & Dr. Aram Amassian, KAUST
Chemical Science Data provided by: Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi, KAUST
This is a silent short clip intended for use at the KAUST SIGGRAPH booth in a series of video loops played during the convention.
Molecular Visualization in CORNEA: Solar Cell & Chemical Science Data
This is part of a series of short demo clips to be played in the KAUST SIGGRAPH booth.

Multi-language video playback using beam forming

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This is a multi-language audio demo used at the KAUST SIGGRAPH booth. For the full effect of the audio demonstration, this video was be available for preview in the KAUST booth at SIGGRAPH 2011. The demonstration used beam-forming to control the electroacoustic architecture of dialog in both english and arabic languages spatially in a designated area. Arabic listeners could stand a few feet away from english listeners and watch the same visuals comfortably without hearing the other...

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).