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Complexity: A Guided Tour
Start Date: 05/04/2012

As science probes the nature of life, society, and technology ever more closely, what it finds there is complexity. The sophisticated group … more

Paul Dirac - The Strangest Man
Start Date: 04/27/2012

Paul Dirac, co-discover of quantum mechanics, was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the twentieth century. Now often called “the … more

Near-Earth Objects: finding them before they find us
Start Date: 04/13/2012

In the last few years, several known near-Earth asteroids shot closely past the Earth, while on October 6, 2008 a small asteroid was discovered … more

Riding the Waves: Harnessing Ocean Wave Energy through Research, Development, and Testing
Start Date: 03/23/2012

An extremely abundant and promising source of energy exists in the world’s oceans. Ocean energy exists in the forms of wave, tidal, marine … more

The Role of Technology in the Outlook for Energy
Start Date: 03/16/2012

ExxonMobil is investing in technologies for improving energy efficiency, increasing energy supplies, and mitigating CO 2 emissions. Energy … more

A Demographic Look at the Near Future
Start Date: 02/10/2012

Looking at information gathered from the recent census together with other Census Bureau surveys, estimates and projections illuminates … more

Betting on Las Vegas: Designing Popular Slot Games
Start Date: 02/03/2012

The American public wagers some $800 billion in casinos each year, losing about $60 billion. The industry's #1 revenue source is slot machines. … more

Where Do New Medicines Come From?
Start Date: 01/20/2012

Ever wondered how new drugs are discovered? Sometimes it’s a case of serendipity. Sometimes it involves synchrotron science, and sometimes the key … more

The Disappearing Spoon - True Tales of Madness, Love, and World History from the Periodic Table
Start Date: 12/16/2011

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin … more

The Josephson Volt: NIST's First Quantum Electrical Standard
Start Date: 12/02/2011

The development of voltage standards based on superconductive tunnel junctions began with the 1962 pred more

2011 Industry Discussion: Ionizing Radiation Detection and Measurement Conference
Start Date: 11/30/2011

The purpose of this conference is to conduct an open discussion with industry and interested government entities on the CBRNE operational and … more

The New Era of Human 2.0 New Minds, New Bodies, and New Identities
Start Date: 11/18/2011

Society is at the threshold of a new age when machines will no longer be separate, lifeless mechanisms, but will instead be intimate extensions of … more

Edward Teller and the Other Martians of Science
Start Date: 11/04/2011

An extraordinary group of scientists in the last century included the aerodynamicist Theodore von Kármán, the physicists Leo Szilard, Eugene P. … more

Why (and How) Bayes’ Rule Rules
Start Date: 10/21/2011

If you are not already thinking as a Bayesian, maybe you should be. Applied practically everywhere from DNA decoding to homeland security, Bayes' … more

CIRMS 2011 20th Anniversary
Start Date: 10/17/2011

 The 20th Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards will focus on public perception of ionizing radiation. … more

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