Host Harry Kreisler Welcomes Professor Sir John Gurdon for a discussion of advances in research on cell biology. Sir John reflects on his career as a scientist including his path breaking research on cloning. He offers insights into the implications of the revolution in the biological sciences.(46 min)
This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.
This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one of two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.
This four minute and three second video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute presents an interview with Kwame Atsina. This interview depicts an undergraduate who discusses what it's like to be in a lab doing scientific research. It is available in QuickTime (MOV) and Windows Media (WMV) formats. It is featured on the 2007 Holiday Lectures DVD: AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic available free from HHMI. This and other infectious disease videos can also be found at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/video.html.
This four minute and eight second video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute presents what it is like to be student of science. An interview with Silvia Caballero, an undergraduate who discusses what it's like to be in a lab doing scientific research. It is available in QuickTime (MOV) and Windows Media (WMV) formats. It is featured on the 2007 Holiday Lectures DVD: AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic available free from HHMI. This and other infectious disease videos can also be found at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/video.html.
This three minute forty three second video from Howard Hughes Medical Institute presents an interview with Tobi Ogbechie. Ogbechie is an undergraduate who discusses what it's like to be in a lab doing scientific research. This video is available in QuickTime (MOV) and Windows Media (WMV) formats. It is featured on the 2007 Holiday Lectures DVD: AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic available free from HHMI. This and other infectious disease videos can also be found at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/video.html.
Believe it or not, your life depends on algae! Join Scripps' Institution's Russell Chapman as he discusses the important roles algae have played in the development of life as we know it. (55 minutes)
Join UCSD's Kim Prather to find out about the latest developments in research under way at UCSD to help clean up the air in California. (56 minutes)
Join Frank Vernon as he discusses ROADNet, a new project that allows a wide variety of environmental research projects to stream data via Wireless and satellite communications in order to observe our dynamic environment. (29 minutes)
The largest of the 30 National Sea Grant programs, California Sea Grant draws on the talents of scientists and engineers at public and private universities throughout the state. Join Dr. Russ Moll as he describes how the program contributes to the growing body of knowledge about coastal and marine resources and helps solve contemporary marine-related problems. (26 minutes)
The advent of rapid methods for sequencing DNA has resulted in major advances in our understanding of the Evolution and distribution of a wide variety of marine organisms. Join Scripps researcher Ron Burton as he describes the surprising array of applications for these techniques in marine science. (56 minutes)
In the late 1970s, scientists conducting a geologic investigation of the ocean floor in the Pacific made a startling discovery - deep ocean hot springs populated by a host of organisms never before seen. Join Dr. Horst Felbeck as he describes his fascinating research into what makes life possible in this seemingly inhospitable environment. (43 minutes)
Explore the discovery and understanding of marine symbionts that may provide novel sources of new drugs with Scripps Institutions' Margo Haygood. (27 minutes)
The world's leaders have committed to creating a Global Earth Observing System - a massive network to provide a continuous and comprehensive picture of the Earth and its environment. This "system of systems" would provide an understanding of changing conditions on our Planet and support decision-making affecting the world's economy. Dr. Charles Kennel, Director of SIO, will describe the U.S. contributions to this international initiative and will talk about the extensive Earth observing capabilities at SIO. (59 minutes)
Dr. Kerry Key discusses electromagnetic exploration techniques in the study of the earth's upper crust and mantle at mid-ocean ridges. (43 minutes)
Join Fred Fisher, co-inventor of FLIP, or Floating Instrument Platform as he shares a unique look at this strange research vessel's rich history. (37 minutes)
Learn about the challenging research work of three outstanding fellowship students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Explore topics as diverse as climate science, sub-seafloor mapping and coastal oceanography and hear and studentsŐ visions for the future of their research. (49 minutes)
Learn about the challenging work of several fellowship students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography as they share visions for the future of their work. (57 minutes)
The rate of global sea level rise and its causes has been debated for a century.Ę Despite 100 years of scientific scrutiny, no definitive conclusion has been reached.Ę Join Dr. Walter Munk as he describes why 20th century sea level rise remains an enigma, and why scientists still grapple with whether seawater warming or continental ice melting had the greatest influence. (53 minutes)
Join Scripps Institution of OceanographyŐs Robert Pinkel as he provides a window into the cold world of Arctic oceanography and illustrates how the interplay between sea ice and ocean circulation impacts Earth's climate. (51 minutes)
As part of an NSF-funded collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and science centers across the country to increase awareness of polar research and Earth's polar regions, join Donna Blackman, chair of the National Science Foundation's Ridge 2000 program, for an exciting excursion to the worldŐs mid-ocean ridge volcanic system. Learn how these oceanic spreading centers shape our Planet and support an amazing abundance of life in an otherwise inhospitable environment. (29 minutes)
How would you like to migrate 100 miles to get your daily meals? That's what some Zooplankton do. Learn more about these incredible journeys as Mark Ohman shares his fascinating research into this microscopic world. (45 minutes)
Take a journey with Dr. Lisa Levin to cold, dark realms characterized by methane seeps, low oxygen, and the pervasive smell of rotten eggs! Discover the strange and wonderful creatures that make high-stress, muddy environments their home. (50 minutes)
Peter Franks shares the astonishing findings from cutting-edge equipment he and colleagues have developed to chart the distribution of Phytoplankton, the tiny single-celled plants of the sea that are the base of the marine food chain. (55 minutes)
Join Scripps director Charles Kennel, a member of the Pew Oceans Commission, as he discusses the crisis in marine ecosystems and the scientific and governance challenges inherent in responding to the crisis. (53 minutes)
Join Scripps' Bill Gerwick in an exploration of the potential uses of one of the most ancient of all life forms - blue-green algae - as a source for new pharmaceuticals with used ranging from anticancer compounds to drug screening. (54 minutes)
Charles Kennel explores how the convergence of earth science, biology, and social science through the use of information technology can lead to continuous awareness of Earth's systems, enabling coordinated responses to the global environmental challenges that face us now and in the future. (58 minutes)
Join Scripps Institutions' John Orcutt as he describes how cutting edge technology will allow Scripps to establish a permanent presence in the oceans in support of scientific research. (46 minutes)
Join Scripps archivist Deborah Day as she takes us back to the great days of seagoing oceanography before World War II. Through an exceptional collection of photos, letters and logbook entries, Ms. Day will recount the early struggles of Scripps Institution, the technology and culture of ocean science a century ago, and the traditions engendered by that culture that endure at Scripps today. (44 minutes)
One of the greatest challenges facing society today is protecting and restoring biodiversity in the oceans. Join Dr. Nancy Knowlton, director of ScrippsŐs Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation as she describes how CMBC research activities are helping us rise to this challenge. (59 minutes)
For time immemorial, humanity has looked at the world's oceans as a vast unending sea of resources, but imagine a Serengeti where the elephants and the lions are gone and the top consumers are termites and locusts. That is what is happening in the ocean. Join Dr. Jeremy Jackson as he considers the biological future of the oceans in the context of accelerated human disturbance. (28 minutes)
Water is thicker than air and thus the dynamics of sound are vastly different in the sea. Join Scripps Institute's Jules Jaffe for a fascinating exploration of sound in the sea, and the amazing ways that science is using sound to probe the mysteries of the deep. (56 minutes0
How do seemingly harmless invertebrates and seaweeds defend themselves against predators? How do they ward off competitors for space and resources, or stop deadly infection by millions of marine microbes in seawater? Join Scripps Institutions' Melany Puglisi and find out the answer to these and other compelling questions about microbial pathogens in the marine environment. (40 minutes)
Travel with Scripps marine biologist, Dr. Jeffrey Graham, to swamps, jungles, and isolated islands where he probes the world of air breathing fishes and asks the question, why breathe air? (53 minutes)
Join Richard Somerville as he weaves critical findings in climate science into a compelling story, making the most important issues of our time understandable to all. (57 minutes)
Learn about the challenging research work of many of the fellowship students at Scripps. Hear three short presentations that represent a sampling of the broad spectrum of research work Scripps graduate students are conducting to understand climate change and its impact on Earth. (58 minutes)
Learn about the challenging research work of several of the outstanding fellowship students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Explore topics such as antibiotics from the sea, the declining health of our oceans, mapping the seafloor, and factors affecting climate change. (57 minutes)
Join Dr. Kathy Barbeau and explore the world of Phytoplankton, from the molecular to the global scale, in her quest to understand the mysterious role of iron in Phytoplankton ecology. (55 minutes)
Join Kendall Melville as he describes his work on Waves that occur both at the surface and in the ocean's interior and learn the profound influence their energy has on oceanographic and climatic processes. (49 minutes)