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"Science and Society" -- www.scienceandsociety.net -- is Talk Radio focusing on energy, the environment, and sustainability; medicine and cancer research; nanotechnology; space exploration; and K-12 science education. "Science and Society" airs Thursdays, 1:00PM to 2:00PM PDT. Each week the show presents three interviews with groundbreaking and trendsetting researchers, industry-leading executives, and senior government officials. "Science and Society" premiered in June 2003 and has presented in...



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The Cadmus Group, watershed management, Clean Water, renewable resources. Among The Cadmus Group's major practice areas are Drinking Water and Water Quality, Energy Services (including energy efficiency and renewable energy), Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmentally Sound Design, and Environmental Management. Previously, Mr. Tracy Mehan served as Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001-03 pursuant to presidential nomination and senate...
Pluto, planets, astronomy, science education. Dr. Andrew Fraknoi has given more than 400 public lectures on such topics as 'Why Falling into a Black Hole is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience.' For 14 years, Dr. Fraknoi served as the Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, an international scientific and educational organization founded in 1889. He also founded its newsletter for teachers, 'The Universe in the Classroom'. A prolific author, Dr. Fraknoi is the lead author of...
Chemical Heritage Foundation, history of nanotechnology, molecular electronics. Dr. Cyrus Mody's current research on the history of nanotechnology and corporate-academic relations in American science is an extension of his Ph.D. dissertation in Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University. He has published ethnographic and historical studies of nanotechnology, science pedagogy, and the commercialization of academic research in a variety of journals and edited volumes. Dr. Mody's...
X-ray crystallography, protein structure, membrane proteins, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute. The Malkowski laboratory focuses on crystallographic characterization and functional analysis of integral membrane enzymes involved in lipid metabolism. The Center for High-Throughput Structural Biology focuses on the development of tools for high-throughput characterization of membrane proteins. The CHTSB is one of six specialized research centers established nationally through the...
Society of Chemical Industry, alternate energy, advanced battery materials. Dr. Miles Drake discusses innovation and research in the chemical industry. Dr. Drake is chairman-elect of the Industrial Research Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Orson Scott Card is the winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award, and author of the renowned Ender's Game. His newest book, Ender in Exile, is published by Tor.
Sustainability, engineering, architecture, life cycle assessment. Professor Cliff Davidson's research interests include sustainability as it applies to engineering and the environment; mathematical modeling and measurement of particle dry deposition from the atmosphere; and use of glacial records to understand historical air pollution trends.
Cardiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, fibrotic disease, serum amyloid P. In 2001, Dr. Gomer and Dr. Pilling discovered that a naturally occurring protein in human blood called serum amyloid P prevented a subset of human blood monocytes from differentiating into cells called fibrocytes. Fibrocytes participate in both wound healing and fibrotic lesions, and they play a central role in fibrotic diseases, including scleroderma, pulmonary fibrosis, renal fibrosis, cirrhosis of the liver, airway...
Dr. Ben Bova is a six-time winner of science fiction's Hugo Award and author of the recently published 'The Immortality Factor'. 'The Immortality Factor' is a novel about stem cell research, scientists, politics, and human immortality. Dr. Bova has received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for fueling mankind's imagination regarding the wonders of outer space and the Robert A. Heinlein Award for his outstanding body of work in the field of literature. He has...
Art and mathematics, fractal geometry, perspective, chaos theory. Dr. Annalisa Crannell's primary research lies in an area called Topological Dynamical Systems, which is closely related to Chaos Theory. Currently Dr. Crannell is working on a book on Mathematics and Art, Viewpoints -- Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in Art which is funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition, Dr. Crannell runs a summer workshop, VIEWPOINTS, for mathematicians and artists.
Online learning, K-12 education, multimedia instructional models. Dr. Anthony Picciano is the lead researcher on the study, 'K-12 Online Learning - A Survey of U.S. School District Administrators'. In 1998, Dr. Picciano co-founded CUNY Online, a multimillion dollar initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that provides support services to faculty using the Internet for course development. His major research interests are school leadership, Internet-based teaching and learning, and...
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Discover magazine, robotics, cancer research, science education. Corey Powell oversees the Discover magazine's overall design and content, with a special emphasis on narrative features and investigative stories. Mr. Powell is an adjunct professor of science writing in NYU's Science and Environmental Reporting Program.
Lifestyle medicine, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, nutrition. One of the nation's leading health experts, Dr. Steven Aldana is a regular consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Aldana is the author of 'The Culprit and the Cure' and a new pocket reference, 'The Stop and Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide', which offers at-a-glance nutritional information about America's favorite fast foods.
Geri Jenkins, Co-President of the California Nurses Association, discusses Single Payer - Medicare for All - An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Nation. Ms. Jenkins describes how a single-payer system would create 2.8 million jobs and more than 300 billion dollars in new revenues to the U.S. econnomy. A single-payer system would provide health insurance to all Americans, including children as well as families living below the poverty line.
Genomic medicine, genetic counseling, PTEN, breast cancer research. Dr. Charis Eng's research interests may be broadly characterized as clinical cancer genetics translational research. Dr. Eng has published over 230 peer-reviewed original papers in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Nature. She is a Fellow of AAAS and recipient of the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award. Dr. Eng will serve a four-year term on the Board of Scientific Directors of the...
Dr. Ana Malinow discusses health care reform, a single-payer health system, and making health care available and affordable for all Americans. Dr. Malinow is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and past-president of Physicians for a National Health Program, a 15000-member organization.
Quantum criticality, high-temperature superconductors, single-molecule electronics, magnetic transistors. Professor Qimiao Si works in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. He is particularly well known for his theory of quantum criticality. Professor Si is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has published more than 70 scientific articles and has given over 140 invited talks on his research. Professor Doug Natelson is a condensed matter experimentalist, with research...
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Dr. Davis Liu discusses the prevention and treatment of chronic disease using lifestyle medicine. He describes how to get the most out of your doctor visits, as well as important action steps to get healthy and stay healthy. Dr. Liu is a board-certified family physician. Since 2005, he has been practicing with the Permanente Medical Group, the nation's largest with over 6000 physicians.
Film editing, sound design, cinema, acting, The English Patient, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather. Walter Murch won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation in 1974 for which he was also picture editor, won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now in 1979, and won unprecedented double Oscars for sound mixing and picture editing for his work on The English Patient in 1996. While working on Apocalypse Now, Mr. Murch coined the term Sound Designer, and along with colleagues at San...
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Dr. Kaufman is Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities and Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kaufman founded DPS Health in 2004, after a 26-year career in academic general pediatrics and public health.
EPA Green Power Partnership, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, a voluntary, climate protection program, seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by building demand for renewable power. EPA's growing numbers of Green Power Partners are purchasing more than seven billion kilowatt-hours of renewable power annually. This electricity would be equivalent to roughly ten billion pounds of CO2 if generated by conventional means....
Dr. David Katz discusses solutions for ending the diabetes and obesity epidemics, including action steps for schools, physicians, government, communities, and individuals and families. Dr. Katz is an internationally recognized authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease. He is Associate Professor in Public Health Practice at the Yale University School of Medicine and Director and founder of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.
Nanotechnology, plastics, solar energy, neutron scattering. Professor Michael Mackay's research interests are in the area of nanotechnology and its application to plastic materials. His most recent work has been published in Science and Nature Materials where very unusual phenomena have been discovered when nanoparticles are added to polymers or plastics.
Dr. Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, discusses heart disease prevention. The Mediterranean diet helps reduce inflammation of blood vessels supplying the heart, greatly lowering the risk of a heart attack. Dr. Ozner also discusses his new book, The Great American Heart Hoax, and the juvenile obesity and diabetes epidemics. He makes recommendations on how to get kids to start eating well and engaging in regular exercise.
Automation, manufacturing, health care, IEEE. Dr. Ken Goldberg and his students work in two areas - Geometric Algorithms for Automation, and Networked Robots. In the area of Networked Robots, Dr. Goldberg and colleagues developed the first robot publicly operable via the Internet. He has published over 100 research papers and edited four books. Dr. Goldberg was named National Science Foundation Young Investigator in 1994 and NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow in 1995. He was elected IEEE Fellow in...
Family medicine, team care approach, health care system. Dr. Peter Anderson is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has been in private practice of Family Medicine for 25 years and joined Riverside Hilton Family Practice in 1994. 'Liberating the Family Physician' is a direct response to new challenges experienced by the primary care health provider in the last decade.
'The Story of Science - Einstein Adds a New Dimension' has also received the 2008 National Science Teachers Association Selector's Choice Award. Joy Hakim is also the author of 'A History of Us', a ten-volume history of America for young readers. The series won the first James Michener Prize in Writing.
Stardust Discovery Mission, NASA, Comet Wild 2, early universe, space exploration. Dr. Michael Zolensky serves on NASA's Cosmic Dust Working Group and as a member of NASA's Solar System Exploration Subcommittee. He is a fellow of the Meteoritical Society and the Mineralogical Society of America. Dr. Zolensky has received NASA's Group Achievement Awards for leading the LDEF Meteoroid and Debris Investigation Team and development of the Stardust Discovery Mission, and the National Science...
Nanotechnology, alternative energy, nanoscale electronics. Mark Modzelewski is currently a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and previously served as a special assistant to Cabinet Secretaries Cisneros and Glickman during the Clinton administration. In 2001, Mr. Modzelewski founded the NanoBusiness Alliance, the first nanotechnology trade association, and continues to serve as its Executive Chairman.
OsteoConduct, bioengineering, human-computer interaction, body-area communication. Dr. Michael Liebschner's group is developing computational techniques to describe the fundamental biomechanical properties of bone, and he is also developing minimally invasive techniques for treating and diagnosing osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Dr. Lin Zhong's research interests include mobile and embedded system design, power analysis and optimization of integrated circuits and systems, and...
Hubble Space Telescope, solar neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy. Dr. John Bahcall had a long and prolific career in astronomy and astrophysics, spanning five decades and the publication of more than 500 technical papers, books, and popular articles. Dr. Bahcall's original calculations of the expected neutrino output from the sun led to a long, experimental, and intellectual adventure that continues today. The 'solar neutrino problem' has yielded new insights in astrophysics and into the most...
High-performance computing, medical imaging, energy, national security. Mercury Computer Systems provides computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. Mercury's applications include detecting aneurysms, designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft, and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.
Nanotechnology, biomimetics, biosensors, cancer research. CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. CNSE's Albany NanoTech complex is the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world - a 3.5 billion dollar, 450,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world. Dr. Nathan Cady plans...
Science education, problem-based learning, diversity initiatives. Dr. Pat Marsteller has taught courses on evolution, Darwin and the idea of evolution, and many others over her 30 years of college teaching. She also works with college and pre-college faculty on developing curriculum materials and on using active learning strategies in the teaching of science and mathematics.
Mass spectrometry, real-time tissue analysis, chemical detection, analytical chemistry. Dr. Graham Cooks and his team have constructed miniature ion trap mass spectrometers. These may be applied to problems of trace chemical agent and explosives detection. Dr. Cooks is a past President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. His work is highly cited (one of the 100 most-cited chemists) and he has trained 95 Ph.D. students in analytical chemistry.
Digital curricula, digital textbooks, AP physics. Kinetic Books Company creates and publishes Kinetic Textbooks, the next generation of digital curriculum. The company's full line of textbooks have been adopted in every state that has gone through a physics text approval process since Kinetic Books introduced its products in 2005, and two of its textbooks have been approved by The College Board for Advanced Placement coursework. Kinetic Books digital textbooks are in use by thousands of high...
Laser systems, medical imaging, environmental monitoring. Coherent, Inc. - NASDAQ symbol - COHR - has production and research facilities around the world, supplying everything from laser systems and components to laser measurement and control products and precision optics to over 80 countries. Coherent reached over half a billion dollars in sales in fiscal 2006.
Robotics, autonomous robots, NASA, Whole Skin Locomotion. Dr. Dennis Hong's research is funded by the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He recently received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. Dr. Hong's research interests lie in the area of robotics with a focus on biologically inspired robot locomotion, design and analysis of mechanical systems, and the kinematics and dynamics of robotic systems.
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Global warming, renewable energy, infectious diseases, science education. Scientific American, founded in 1845, is the foremost publication for individuals who want to understand the science and technology that is shaping our world. John Rennie is only the seventh editor in chief in the 160-year history of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine. In 2000 the Council of Scientific Society Presidents bestowed on Mr. Rennie its Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science, which is given annually 'to...
RNA interference, gene silencing, drug discovery, Nobel Prize. Dr. Andrew Fire is the co-discoverer of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA. The Fire Lab studies a variety of natural mechanisms that are utilized by cells adapting to genetic change. RNAi is not the only cellular defense against unwanted nucleic acid, and substantial current effort in the lab is also directed at identification of other triggers and mechanisms used in recognition and response to foreign...
Food science, food history, nutrition, obesity. Dr. Gabriella Petrick's current research focuses on the scientific and technological development of the food industry and consumer adoption of these new technologies. She is currently working on a book on the industrialization of taste in 20th-century America.
Sustainability, atom economy, earth systems literacy. Dr. Frankie Wood-Black is a contributing editor of the Journal for Chemical Health and Safety with her coauthored column, 'CHAS Netways'. Dr. Wood-Black has coauthored a book entitled 'Emergency Preparedness Planning - A Primer for Chemists'.
Environmental policy, drug regulation, FDA, clinical trials. Dr. Arthur Daemmrich is the author of Pharmacopolitics, which compares drug regulation in the U.S. and Europe. We discuss clinical trial design and policies, and drug and chemical regulation.
Ken Scholes is the author of LAMENTATION, published by Tor Books in February 2009. LAMENTATION is the first in a five book series called The Psalms of Isaak. Ken Scholes was recently hailed by Booklist for his 'rare gift for inventive storytelling that invites comparisons with the genre's leading practitioners'.
Embodied environmental emissions, carbon dioxide emissions, carbon footprints, internationalization of supply chain. Christopher Weber's doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon involves the connections between international trade, economic growth, and the environmental and climate impacts of household consumption in the U.S. and China.
Energy, sustainability, biotechnology, renewable resources. Professor Bruce Dale's research interests focus on environmentally sustainable conversion of plant matter to industrial products -- fuels, chemicals, and materials. In 1996 he won the Charles D. Scott Award for contributions to the use of biotechnology to produce fuels, chemicals, and other industrial products from renewable plant resources.
Sbarro Health Research Organization, cancer research, diabetes, Temple University. At the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University, promising researchers from around the globe pursue groundbreaking research in the molecular workings of cancer and other devastating diseases. Dr. Antonio Giordano has been an internationally recognized researcher specializing in the genetics of cancer and gene therapy for 20 years. He has published 270 papers on his work in...
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Microfinance, developing countries, technological innovation. Chuck Waterfield has worked for over 20 years in the area of microfinance in developing countries. He has developed 'Microfin', the most widely used financial projection and planning software for microfinance institutions, and he trains senior managers - worldwide - in how to develop business plans and use the software.
Nanotechnology, nanocomposites, materials science, polymers. The University of Dayton Research Institute's Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites and Devices is the world's first manufacturing center for product demonstration of nano-enhanced polymer composites. Created in collaboration with the National Composite Center in Dayton, OH, the facility gives manufacturers the opportunity to evaluate state-of-the-art materials in their composite products, but without the risk involved in...
Disease prevention, chemical contaminants, toxicology, non-monotonic dose-response curves. Environmental Health Sciences is an organization engaged in advancing public understanding of environmental links to health. EHS publishes 'Environmental Health News', which provides a resource for the most up-to-date science journal articles and reports on environmental health issues. Dr. Peter Myers is co-author of 'Our Stolen Future', a book that explores how contamination threatens fetal development....
Dr. Debra Krummel discusses cardiovascular risk factors that have a greater impact on women, as well as the vicious cycle of obesity in women and the next generation. She describes recent research concerning the effects of maternal obesity on the baby. Dr. Krummel discusses a three-step program for the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Krummel is a nationally recognized expert on cardiovascular health. She is an Endowed Associate Professor and Millennium Scholar in the Department of...
The Santiago Declaration, cognitive science, early childhood learning, active learners. Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is co-author of 'Einstein Never used Flashcards - How Children Really Learn and Why They Need To Play More and Memorize Less', winner of the prestigious Books for Better Life Award in 2003. Her research interests include exploring the bridge between developmental theory and social-educational policy with particular emphasis on infant cognition, preschool learning, and child care....
Drug research and development, open access drug companies, infectious diseases, vaccines and medicines. Dr. Carl Nathan's investigative research has focused on the molecular mechanisms of innate immunity. He has served as an editor of the 'Journal of Experimental Medicine' since 1988. Dr. Nathan was recently honored with election to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.
Noncoding RNA, genome, complex systems, human development. Professor John Mattick's research interest is in the role of noncoding RNA in the evolution and development of complex organisms. Professor Mattick has published over 150 scientific papers. has developed a new theory of the structure of genetic information in higher organisms, which may explain the purpose of so-called junk DNA in the human genome as a hidden information system that directs human development.
Agricultural biotechnology, genetically modified crops, cloned animals. The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology was established in 2001 to be an independent and objective source of credible information on agricultural biotechnology for the public, media and policymakers.
Dr. Pauline Rosenau discusses health system reform, including an all-payer system, not-for-profit medical care, how to effectively reduce administrative costs, and the experiences of other countries. Dr. Rosenau is Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health.
Raymond Francis is an MIT-trained scientist, internationally recognized leader in optimal health maintenance, and author of the breakthrough books Never Be Sick Again and Never Be Fat Again. Raymond has proposed an entirely new concept of health along with a simple program for achieving it called the Beyond Health Model.
Dr. Sung Lee discusses mind-body training and brain wellness training as they relate to overall health and cancer prevention and treatment. He describes the benefits of Dahn Yoga and the Brain Wave Vibration method. Dr. Lee is a former faculty member at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Secretary of the International Brain Education Association.
Warped Passages, extra dimensions, particle physics, gravity, branes. Professor Lisa Randall's new book, Warped Passages -- Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions, was included in The New York Times list of 100 notable books of 2005. Professor Randall has worked on a wide variety of ideas for what might lie beyond established particle physics and cosmological theories, including grand unified theories, supersymmetry, cosmological inflation, baryogenesis, string theory, and...
Math education, science education, artificial intelligence, serious games. The K12 at USC project focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of technology-based learning resources in math and science. K12 at USC creates intelligent tutoring systems and serious games to provide middle and high school students with individualized instruction based on prior achievement, cognitive skills, and learner motivation. The project has a special focus on creating learning systems to reach students...
Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team, fuel-efficient vehicles, alternate energy, Challenge X. Dr. Doug Nelson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Fuel Cell Systems, Hydrogen Energy Systems, Advanced Technology Vehicles and Design. Dr. Nelson also is co-director of the Department of Energy GATE Center for Automotive Fuel Cell Systems, a multidisciplinary graduate automotive engineering program that focuses on technologies critical to the development of fuel-efficient -...
California Secretary of State, electronic voting technology, elections legislation, opening government to the people. A lawmaker for more than a decade, Senator Debra Bowen continues to focus her attention on helping Californians improve their quality of life. Helping people take part in our democracy and get access to state government, giving them tools to protect their privacy and their pocketbook, and investing in California's natural resources and its children are the underlying themes that...
Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Chief Executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and author of the recently released, Investing in a Sustainable World, published by AMACOM. In 2007, Dr. Kiernan received a special executive award from the UN Environment Program's Finance Initiative for innovation and leadership in the emerging field of carbon finance. Dr. Kiernan will be a speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 28th, 2009.
Dr. Thomas Horan works on a wide range of applied technology projects relating to transportation and healthcare. His research interests include development and deployment of advanced information technologies and policies, including intelligent transportation systems and advanced telecommunications systems. Currently, one of Dr. Horan's biggest projects is as Director of the Kay Center for E-Health Research, where he is working on policy issues involving personal health records.
Dr. David Marrero is the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center. Dr. Marrero helped design the Diabetes Prevention Program. His research interests include strategies for promoting diabetes prevention, improving diabetes care practices used by primary care providers, and the use of technology to facilitate care and education.
Energy conservation, hybrid electric vehicles, solar power, free flight. Dr. Paul MacCready's team's first land vehicle was the GM Sunraycer, whose goal was to advance transportation technology that makes fewer demands on the earth's resources and environment. Dr. MacCready's achievements have brought him many honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Aviation Week Laureate Award. He was included in Time magazine's 'The Century's Greatest Minds' series 'on the 100 most influential people of...
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Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, risk analysis, public policy. Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is a recognized expert in nanotechnology, human health risk assessment, and technical communications. She has organized the Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Shatkin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Research Fellow at The George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University.
Energy security, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy. Stephen Piccot has more than 22 years experience executing and managing environmental research projects for the U.S. EPA, the U.S. DOE, and private industry. Since 1997, Mr. Piccot has advised several global organizations on technology performance verification issues, including the World Bank, the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Center for the Advancement of Energy Markets.
Dr. William Halal discusses democratic enterprise - reinventing the American economy by creating self-organizing distributed networks within corporations - as Google, Nokia, and Johnson and Johnson have done so successfully. Dr. Halal discusses how to create a collaborative corporate community based on teams and internal self-organizing markets. Dr. Halal is a world-renowned futurist and Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. His newest book...
Lives Per Gallon, alternative energy, climate change. In the summer of 2003, Terry Tamminen helped Arnold Schwarzenegger win the historic recall election and become Governor of California. He became Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 and was promoted to Cabinet Secretary, Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, in December 2004. During his tenure with Governor Schwarzenegger, Mr. Tamminen helped launch some of the most progressive, successful, and...
Intel, hybrid silicon laser, terabit computing, opto-electronics. Dr. Mario Paniccia's team is focused on developing silicon-based photonic building blocks for future use in enterprise and data center communications. Dr. Paniccia has won several awards including the 'Scientific American' Top 50 in 2004.
Alden March Bioethics Institute, stem cell research, nanotechnology. The Alden March Bioethics Institute was founded in 2005 to conduct state-of-the-art research, teaching and outreach concerning ethical issues in the health sciences. AMBI offers a unique online masters program in bioethics as well joint degree programs in law, medicine, and public health. The Institute is home to the world's most utilized bioethics resource on the Internet, bioethics.net.
Live Earth, climate change, Alliance for Climate Protection, greenhouse gases. David De Rothschild is the founder of Sculpt the Future, a non-profit environmental foundation. He was recently voted a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum and an 'Emerging Explorer' for National Geographic's class of 2007. Live Earth also marks the beginning of Save Our Selves, a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection to move individuals, corporations, and governments to take...
Dr. William Halal's newest book is 'Technologys Promise', published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Macmillan's Encyclopedia of the Future ranked him among "The Worlds 100 Most Influential Futurists", including H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Alvin Toffler. Dr. Halal discusses life extension, artificial intelligence, and renewable energy, among other forecasts for the next 25 years.
American Chemical Society, National Chemistry Week, science education. Dr. William Carroll has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program, the State of Florida, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The American Chemical Society advances knowledge and research through scholarly publishing, scientific conferences, information resources for education and business, and professional development efforts.