Infectious Disease in the Age of Google
Thursday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m
Admission: $7; $5 for students
As the H1N1 influenza virus continues to spread throughout the world, tracking exactly where outbreaks occur will be critical for efforts to contain the pandemic. At this hands-on program, learn how technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones are revolutionizing the way diseases are tracked, contained, and treated. Speakers include Amy L. Sonricker, project coordinator for the HealthMap project at Children's Hospital of Boston; and Paul Meyer, co-founder of Voxiva, a company that provides mobile information solutions for disease surveillance, health management, and patient care.
Science Caf: Uncovering the Unseen
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $10 (includes Happy Hour, ID required); $5 (discussion only)
From creating a pipe organ out of soda bottles to designing four-dimensional objects, NASA's Dan Goods is intent on exploring the intersections between art and science. Installations he created as "visual strategist" at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory include "The Hidden Light," about finding planets around other stars, and "The Big Playground," in which a hole drilled into a grain of sand shows the scale of the universe. Currently, Goods is part of a team commissioned to create a data-driven sculpture as the centerpiece artwork for a new extension at the San Jose airport. Join Goods as he shares examples of his work and leads an informal discussion about integrating art and science.
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National Academy of Sciences