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Stanford Mini Med School - Video Lectures

Stanford Mini Med School - Video Lectures | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Stanford Mini Med School begins with a journey inside human biology. Starting with a close look at DNA, stem cells and microbes, this quarter moves out from the building blocks of the human body to take a more global view of human health, pandemics and the delivery of health care.

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Coursera announces new massively open online courses in quantum physics, astronomy, and many other sciences

Coursera announces new massively open online courses in quantum physics, astronomy, and many other sciences | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Taught by faculty members from many famous universities. Ideal for online learning of the 21st century. Certificates at the end of the course.

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Free access to British scientific research within two years

Free access to British scientific research within two years | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Radical shakeup of academic publishing will allow papers to be put online and be accessed by universities, firms and individuals.

 

Professor Dame Janet Finch's recommendations on open access publishing prompted the government's decision.

 

The government is to unveil controversial plans to make publicly funded scientific research immediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014, in the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of the internet.

 

Under the scheme, research papers that describe work paid for by the British taxpayer will be free online for universities, companies and individuals to use for any purpose, wherever they are in the world.

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The teleXLR8 project is one of the best system for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment

The teleXLR8 project is one of the best system for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

The teleXLR8 project has been running as a free, invitation-only beta from March to November 2010, using Teleplace. It has been relaunched in 2011 using OpenQwaq. Visit our main site and blog for more information. teleXLR8 is a telepresence community for cultural acceleration. We produce online events, featuring first class content and speakers, with the best system for e-learning and collaboration in an online 3D environment.

 

Videos are here: http://www.youtube.com/user/telexlr8/feed

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Daniel Tammet - The Boy With The Incredible Brain [Video]

Tammet has been "studied repeatedly" by researchers in Britain and the United States, and has been the subject of several peer-reviewed scientific papers.Professor Allan Snyder at the Australian National University has said of Tammet: "Savants can't usually tell us how they do what they do. It just comes to them. Daniel can describe what he sees in his head. That's why he's exciting. He could be the 'Rosetta Stone'

to science." In his mind, he says, each positive integer up to 10,000 has its own unique shape, colour, texture and feel. He has described his visual image of 289 as particularly ugly, 333 as particularly attractive, and pi as beautiful. The number 6 apparently has no distinct image yet what he describes as an almost small nothingness, opposite to the number 9 which he calls large and towering. Tammet has described 25 as energetic and the "kind of number you would invite to a party". In his memoir, Tammet states experiencing a synaesthetic and emotional response for words and numbers, but not letters in algebraic contexts.

 

Tammet holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes on 14 March 2004. Tammet has reportedly learned 10 languages, including Romanian, Gaelic, Welsh, and Icelandic which he learned in a week for a TV documentary.

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Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.


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"Re: Newspapers" - the augmented newspaper project by Akitoshi Honda (Japan)

"Re: Newspapers" - the augmented newspaper project by Akitoshi Honda (Japan) | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Re: Newspapers is an augmented newspaper that aims to show how news is presented across the world.

Influenced by the Internet, the form and function of news reading has nowadays drastically changed. People can read real-time online news from all over the world: this results in a seemingly flat, homogeneous, globalized news feed. However, although the news content is becoming increasingly globalized, the way news is presented still widely varies among different countries and cultures.  

The project Re: Newspapers aims to expand the viewer's awareness of the differences and similarities in the ways news is presented across the globe. The news content is taken from the World Wide Web and channeled to a blank physical newspaper. By interacting with this newspaper, viewers can geographically browse through the current news feeds from a variety of countries.

 

http://www.ahonda.org/home/renewspapers

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Epic Challenge: What The Emergence of an EMR Giant Means For the Future of Healthcare Innovation

Epic Challenge: What The Emergence of an EMR Giant Means For the Future of Healthcare Innovation | Amazing Science | Scoop.it
Historically, the lack of extensive standards have allowed hospital idiosyncrasies to be hard-coded into systems. Any one company’s EMR system isn’t particularly compatible with the EMR system from another company, resulting in – or, more fairly, perpetuating – the Tower of Babel that effectively exists as medical practices often lack the ability to share basic information easily with one another.

 

There’s widespread recognition that information exchange must improve – the challenge is how to get there.

 

One much-discussed approach are health information exchanges (HIE’s), defined by the Department of Health and Human Services as “Efforts to rapidly build capacity for exchanging health information across the health care system both within and across states.”

 

http://tinyurl.com/83brcnq


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Stanford Lectures for Machine Learning

Stanford Lectures for Machine Learning | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Lecture series by Professor Andrew Ng for Machine Learning (CS 229) in the Stanford Computer Science department. This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning and statistical pattern recognition. Topics include supervised learning, unsupervised learning, learning theory, reinforcement learning and adaptive control. Recent applications of machine learning, such as to robotic control, data mining, autonomous navigation, bioinformatics, speech recognition, and text and web data processing are also discussed.

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GenomeTV - Full featured lectures and meeting videos about Genomics and Genome Annotation

GenomeTV - Full featured lectures and meeting videos about Genomics and Genome Annotation | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series is sponsored by NHGRI, in collaboration with Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins. Each lecture takes place at Suburban Hospital's lower level auditorium at 8600 Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, Md. All are welcome to the hour-long lectures, which begin at 8 a.m. on the first Friday of the month, from December 2011 through June 2012.

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Paradigm shift: How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

Paradigm shift: How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education | Amazing Science | Scoop.it
10 years ago in April 2001, Charles M. Vest, the MIT President at the time, announced that the university would make its materials for all its courses freely available on the Internet. This initiative, found at OpenCourseWare, has enabled other teachers and lifelong learners around the world to listen and read what is being taught at MIT. 5 years later, in April 2006, UC Berkeley announced its plan to put complete academic courses on Apple’s iTunes U, beginning what is now one of the biggest collections of recorded classroom lectures in the world. One year later, in October 2007, the school launched UC Berkeley on YouTube. According to Benjamin Hubbard the Manager of Webcast at UC Berkeley, the school has had well over 120 million downloads since first sharing videos online, which they began doing in 2001.
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Turning a monolingual speaker into multi-lingual

Turning a monolingual speaker into multi-lingual | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Voice user interface needs to output responses in TTS synthesized speech. Sometimes it is even more desirable to have the response in mixed languages, e.g. in a foreign country, it would be convenient if a user of car-navigation system who is not fluent in that particular foreign language can hear instructions in mixed-codes, i.e., entities like street names synthesized in the local language and routing directions in the user’s native language. The mixed-coded TTS can be easily built by a truly bilingual speaker. However, it is usually difficult to find such a talent. We demo a new approach in turning monolingual TTS into multi-lingual one. Out of a speaker’s monolingual recordings, our algorithm can render speech sentences of different languages for building mixed-coded, bilingual TTS systems. For this system, recordings of 26 languages are used to build TTS of corresponding languages. By using the new approach, any mixed language pair out of the 26 languages can be build.

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RNA interference by Nature Video

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An amazing animation from  Nature Reviews Genetics, based on the latest research, explains how RNAi works and introduces the two main players


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HHMI's BioInteractive - Teach yourself Biological Science ONLINE faster than any textbook can

HHMI's BioInteractive - Teach yourself Biological Science ONLINE faster than any textbook can | Amazing Science | Scoop.it
A list of video clips available on the BioInteractive website, organized by lecture topic.
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Popular Talks from the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA) - over 100 talks

Popular Talks from the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA) - over 100 talks | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

An ongoing series of more than one hundred popular talks. Originally known as Dr. Knop Talks Astronomy, they've since then expanded to feature a wide range of topics and speakers. They are presented here as audio files.

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Google's Python Class (over 17 hours) - Useful computer language for scientists [VIDEO]

Google's Python Class (over 17 hours) - Useful computer language for scientists [VIDEO] | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

By Nick Parlante.

Support materials and exercises:
http://code.google.com/edu/languages/google-python-class

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SETI Talks Series - 200+ hours of videos - best way to learn more about the Universe

SETI Talks Series - 200+ hours of videos - best way to learn more about the Universe | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Welcome to SETI Talks - your best way to learn more about your Universe! The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) is the collective name for a number of activities people undertake to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life. Some of the most well known projects are run by Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley and the SETI Institute. SETI projects use scientific methods to search for intelligent life on other planets. For example, electromagnetic radiation is monitored for signs of transmissions from civilizations on other worlds. The United States government contributed to early SETI projects, but recent work has been primarily funded by private sources. There are great challenges in searching across the cosmos for a first transmission that could be characterized as intelligent, since its direction, spectrum and method of communication are all unknown beforehand. SETI projects necessarily make assumptions to narrow the search, the foremost being that electromagnetic radiation would be a medium of communication for advanced extraterrestrial life.

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What sets us apart from our cousins? Chimp Ayumu outperforming humans with his photographic memory

Play and try to beat the chimp: http://games.lumosity.com/chimp.html. What really sets us apart from our cousins?

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Stanford's free online iPhone and iPad courses return with P2P help, a first for iTunes U

Stanford's free online iPhone and iPad courses return with P2P help, a first for iTunes U | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

This summer, Stanford will again offer a free online video course on creating apps for the iPhone and iPad – but with a difference. This time, participants will have their questions answered by course instructors ("course captains") and by their fellow online learners. This peer-to-peer social feature is a first for Stanford online courses. It is also a first for any course hosted on iTunes U, which will once again carry the iPhone/iPad course.

 

The course will run June 25 to Aug. 27. Registration opens June 19 and ends July 6. The new social media aspect of the course builds on a technology many students already use: Piazza, a social learning platform. Stanford students taking the classroom version of Paul Hegarty's programming course, on which the online course is based, have used Piazza.

 

Earlier versions of the 10-week apps course have proved enormously popular, with individual lecture videos downloaded more than 10 million times.

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Crowd gathering: 52 interesting facts and stats about social media (2012 edition)

Crowd gathering: 52 interesting facts and stats about social media (2012 edition) | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

One for every week of the year.

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Seminars : Life - What A Concept! Interviews and Videos

Seminars : Life - What A Concept! Interviews and Videos | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Physicist Freeman Dyson envisions a biotech future which supplants physics and notes that after three billion years, the Darwinian interlude is over. He refers to an interlude between two periods of horizontal gene transfer, a subject explored in his abovementioned essay.

 

Craig Venter, who decoded the human genome, surprised the world in late June by announcing the results of his lab's work on genome transplantation methods that allows for the transformation of one type of bacteria into another, dictated by the transplanted chromosome. In other words, one species becomes another.

 

George Church, the pioneer of the Synthetic Biology revolution, thinks of the cell as operating system, and engineers taking the place of traditional biologists in retooling stripped down components of cells (bio-bricks) in much the vein as in the late 70s when electrical engineers were working their way to the first personal computer by assembling circuit boards, hard drives, monitors, etc.

 

Biologist Robert Shapiro disagrees with scientists who believe that an extreme stroke of luck was needed to get life started in a non-living environment. He favors the idea that life arose through the normal operation of the laws of physics and chemistry. If he is right, then life may be widespread in the cosmos.

 

Dimitar Sasselov, Planetary Astrophysicist, and Director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, has made recent discoveries of exo-planets ("Super-Earths"). He looks at new evidence to explore the question of how chemical systems become living systems.

 

Quantum engineer Seth Lloyd sees the universe as an information processing system in which simple systems such as atoms and molecules must necessarily give rise complex structures such as life, and life itself must give rise to even greater complexity, such as human beings, societies, and whatever comes next.

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Citizen science enters a new era

Citizen science enters a new era | Amazing Science | Scoop.it
From China to the Congo, a new wave of volunteer projects aims to make amateur participants actively conduct research that benefits their communities.
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‘eLife’ journal takes another step forward

‘eLife’ journal takes another step forward | Amazing Science | Scoop.it
The names of more than 100 scientists who will be working to shape a new open-access journal backed by some of the world’s biggest non-governmental research funders have been unveiled.

 

In total, the board of reviewing editors for the eLife journal number 175 and cover biological areas ranging from stem cells to plants to infectious diseases.

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43 Susskind Lectures about Advanced Physics and Cosmology (Stanford)

43 Susskind Lectures about Advanced Physics and Cosmology (Stanford) | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Amazing set of physics and cosmology lectures - all full-length and online. Leonard Susskind (born 1940) is the Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an associate member of the faculty of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and a distinguished professor of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study.

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Why Doctors Need to Embrace Their Digital Future Now

Why Doctors Need to Embrace Their Digital Future Now | Amazing Science | Scoop.it

Medicine has certainly progressed in the past 50 years, but the day when tricorders diagnose every ailment instantly and treatments are tailored to our DNA seems as far off as ever. Eric Topol is trying to bridge that gap. In his new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Topol—the chief academic officer at Scripps Health—calls on patients to demand true digital medicine now. Dr. Topol talks about genetics, gadgets, and his vision of a Khan Academy for doctors.

 

http://tinyurl.com/7fel847

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