Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

Overview of the Science Synthesis within the Northwest Forest Plan Area – Dr . Peter Stine


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Published on Jul 19, 2016

Presentation on Science Synthesis project by Pacific Northwest / Southwest Research Stations, retired scientist, Peter Stine.

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Next in Science | Oceans | Part 1 || Radcliffe Institute


Harvard University

Published on Jul 19, 2016

The “Next in Science” program provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose innovative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area. The focus of this year’s program will be on the world’s oceans.

Introduced by John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute, and Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

(6:16) “Living Shorelines: Are We Designing Functional, Sustainable, and Resilient Coasts?”
Rachel Gittman, postdoctoral research associate, Marine Science Center, Northeastern University

(44:07) “Sound Approaches to Managing Endangered Marine Species”
Ana Širović, assistant researcher, Marine Bioacoustics Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

(1:19:18) Q&A

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Published on Jul 19, 2016

The “Next in Science” program provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose innovative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area. The focus of this year’s program will be on the world’s oceans.

Introduced by John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute, and Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

(2:31) “The Origin of Earth’s Water”
Lydia Hallis, Marie Curie Research Fellow, School of Geographical and Earth Science, University of Glasgow

(37:50) “The Fate of the Gulf Stream”
Ben Harden, assistant professor of oceanography, Sea Education Association

(1:04:51) Q&A

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No kid gloves: Van’s first take on Melania’s plagiarism 7/19/2016


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Published on Jul 19, 2016

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NY, Mass., Md. Sue VW Over Emissions Cheating


Associated Press

Published on Jul 19, 2016

New York, Maryland and Massachusetts are suing Volkswagen and its affiliates over diesel emissions, alleging the German automakers defrauded customers by selling diesel vehicles equipped with software allowing them to cheat emissions testing. (July 19)

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FEC Fails To Punish Koch-Funded Law Breakers


The Ring of Fire

Published on Jul 19, 2016

Several Koch-funded organizations were fined last week for breaking campaign finance laws, but the total amount of those fines was only about 1% of the total amount spent by these groups. That’s not a punishment, and it will do nothing to deter future criminal behavior. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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Dava Newman: “Mars and Beyond: Exploring Today for Tomorrow”


Talks at Google

Published on Jul 19, 2016

NASA is on a journey to Mars, and we are closer to reaching the Red Planet with human explorers than we have ever been in our history. Across the country, and around the world, NASA and its partners are working right now on the technologies and missions that will enable human “boots on Mars” in the 2030s.

We are testing advanced technologies for the next giant leaps of exploration. From solar electric propulsion to cutting edge life support systems, to the first crops grown in space, the journey to Mars is already unfolding in tangible ways across NASA today for tomorrow. Other breakthrough technologies we need are moving from drawing boards to development.

The agency’s strategic approach involves developing capabilities in three stages – from missions close to Earth involving commercial partners and the International Space Station, advancing to missions in Earth–Moon orbit, or deep space, using the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, and finally moving on to Mars, where explorers will be practically independent from spaceship Earth.

The innovation required to achieve a human mission to Mars cuts across science, human exploration and technology. It builds on what has gone before, while driving the next advances. Our journey to Mars inspires educators and students by investing in new leaders ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow’s missions.

On behalf of Talks at Google Dava Newman was hosted by Boris Debic.

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Trump and the Fascization of America (1/2)


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Published on Jul 19, 2016

Scholar Henry Giroux tells Paul Jay that Donald Trump is not an eccentric populist, but the representative of a neofascist politics that ignores evidence, believes truth is merely an opinion, and says dissent is unpatriotic

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