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C60+ in space – a 28-year detective story about the Diffuse Interstellar Bands – Part 1

by John Maier
C60+ in space – a 28-year detective story about the Diffuse Interstellar Bands – Part 1
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 2854 views
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John Maier, Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel, describes the journey from the prediction of C60+ in 1987, through tentative assignment of its electronic spectrum by Radioastronomy, measurement in a neon-matrix and finally, in....

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The Origins of Cellular Life

by Jack Szostak
The Origins of Cellular Life
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 683 views
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The complexity of modern biological life has long made it difficult to understand how life could emerge spontaneously from the chemistry of the early earth. We are attempting to synthesize simple artificial cells in order to discover plausible pathwa....

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From Proto-oncogenes to Precision Oncology

by Harold Varmus
From Proto-oncogenes to Precision Oncology
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 830 views
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The diagnosis, classification, and treatment of human cancers are being transformed by scientific discoveries that were strongly influenced by the discovery of the c-src proto-oncogene, as described in the lecture by Michael Bishop. The path to this ....

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Continental loss 01:05:00

Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change

by Matt King
Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change
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Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 742 views
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For over 50 years scientists have been working to understand Antarctica’s contribution to sea level. For much of this time there has even been disagreement about if this massive ice sheet is growing or shrinking. In 2012, advances in data analysis....

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Fuel Cells - Main Aspects 00:05:00

Fuel Cells – Main Aspects

by Alfonso Felipe
Fuel Cells – Main Aspects
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 596 views
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Fundamental aspects and properties of fuel cells in the environment of renewables.

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Writing wrongs | Rachel Carson, Silent Spring 01:08:00

Writing wrongs – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

by Various
Writing wrongs – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 501 views
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What role do literature, science and policy play in protecting the planet? Fifty years since the death of conservationist Rachel Carson, we look at her masterpiece Silent Spring, and ask: "What have we learnt? Listen to our panel of experts: author ....

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1 Cultural Values of Scientific Knowledge - Lindau-Nobel - Werner Arber - Medicine 2013 00:32:00

Cultural Values of Scientific Knowledge

by Werner Arber
Cultural Values of Scientific Knowledge
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1728 views
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The acquisition of scientific knowledge largely depends on the availability of appropriate research approaches and methodologies. Novel scientific knowledge represents cultural values. On the one hand, it enriches our world-view with impacts on our....

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2 The Future of Life - LIndau-Nobel - Christian De Duve - Medicine 2011 00:31:00

The Future of Life

by Christian de Duve
The Future of Life
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 650 views
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Ever since its first appearance, more than 3.5 billion years ago, life has evolved without guiding plan, propelled by: 1) its own intrinsic properties, which, with the help of outside energy, provided the necessary driving force; 2) accidental geneti....

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6 Updated Notions on Darwinian Evolution - Lindau-Nobel - Werner Arber - Medicine 2011 00:35:00

Updated Notions on Darwinian Evolution

by Werner Arber
Updated Notions on Darwinian Evolution
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 717 views
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Charles Darwin had based his theory of biological evolution on the observation that phenotypic variants of a given species can sometimes over-grow their parental population, and he attributed this to selective advantage, i.e., to the impact of natura....

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10 Climbing the Everest Beyond the Everest - Lindau-Nobel - Ada Yonath - Medicine 2011 00:41:00

Climbing the Everest Beyond the Everest

by Ada Yonath
Climbing the Everest Beyond the Everest
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 1027 views
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The challenges associated with pursuing ribosomal crystallography can be described as a series of Everest climbing. At each step, when reaching the summit, a taller and more difficult one became exposed. Snapshots of this story will be described.__....

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Biological Evolution - Lindau-Nobel - Werner Arber - Medicine 2014 00:31:00

Biological Evolution in the Context of Cosmic Evolution and of Cultural Evolution

by Werner Arber
Biological Evolution in the Context of Cosmic Evolution and of Cultural Evolution
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 835 views
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After reconsidering the very long time periods in cosmic evolution, we will focus our attention to the evolutionary development of living organisms on our planet Earth. The genetic variants (mutations), which are occasionally produced, are alteratio....

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Man vs. - L-N - Marshall - Medicine 2014 00:32:00

Man vs. Helicobacter _ The past 50,000 years and the next 50

by Barry Marshall
Man vs. Helicobacter _ The past 50,000 years and the next 50
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Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 854 views
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The epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori continues to be an area of discovery and controversy in the 21st century. The transmission of this bacterium from mother to child allows Helicobacter DNA to mimic the evolution of maternal mitochondria DNA. B....

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