MWV Episode 74 - David Bhella - Electron-cryomicroscopy

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Dr. David Bhella studies the structural components of viruses using the techniques of electron-cryomicroscopy and image analysis. In addition to his research, David participates with the Glasgow Science Centre in public outreach to help teach students the processes behind his science. Due to his work, David received the 2013 Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education. David's acceptance speech detailed his work with students as well as the stunning images he has produced through his...

Environmental Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does an environmental engineer do all day? You’re about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Tamar Losleben shows us how environmental engineers research and plan the best ways to satisfy both human and environmental needs. Find out what it’s like to be an environmental engineer.

Science Reaching Out to Society

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Dan Dahlberg speaks at the 2012 "Becoming Engaged" Workshop about the APS, an outreach program that tries to engage and inform the public on science.

Science Communication and Science Literacy

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Barbara Schaal speaks at the 2012 "Becoming Engaged" Workshop on the challenges in increasing science communication and literacy among the public.

Engaging Scientists and the Public

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Barbara Schaal gives the keynote address at the 2012 "Becoming Engaged" Workshop. She speaks about strategies to enhance the American Public's connection to science with reference to the NAS.

Zapaday shows future news and events

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You can see the future, if you know where to look: http://www.zapaday.com Zapaday is an open news agenda and global public calendar. It's the world's most comprehensive source of information about the future. This video tells how Zapaday wants to move the focus of the web from the past to the future. And it tells how Zapaday can be useful for journalists, bloggers, political analysts, marketers, event organizers, PR professionals, scientists and travelers.

Dynamic Mechanism Design

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I will consider the design of efficient and profit-maximizing Bayesian incentive-compatible mechanisms for general dynamic environments with private information. In the environment, agents observe a sequence of private signals over a number of periods. In each period, the agents report their private signals and choose public (contractible) and private actions based on the reports. The probability distribution over future signals may depend on both past signals and past decisions. The general...

A Step Ahead of the Next 'Big One'

From detection to warning, Scripps researchers are helping preparations for Earth's most elusive natural hazard

West Nile Virus MWV19

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
West Nile virus entered the United States in 1999 and is now considered a seasonal epidemic that starts in the summer and continues into the fall. First isolated in Uganda in 1937, the virus can cause severe human meningitis or encephalitis in 1% of those infected. In 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported 124 fatalities. The rapid spread of West Nile virus has put local and state mosquito surveillance programs on the front line of public health and disease preparedness. In...