Self-healing plastic repairs bullet holes
Just one of the new materials that's set to transform our world. Find out about six more at http://www.newscientist.com/special/future-stuff
Two-player virtual gaming environment with floating 3D objects
Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26329 Good news, Star Trek fans. Microsoft has created a prototype Holodeck that transforms an entire room into a virtual gaming environment.
Immigration's Humanitarian Challenges
While Congress and the President continue to debate efforts to overhaul our nation’s immigration policy, Paul Bridges, winner of the 2014 Profile in Courage Award; New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice; Harvard professor Jennifer Hochschild; and Boston Globe contributor Marcela Garcia offered insights on the human face of the issue and how the humanitarian challenges of immigration could impact us in the future. This forum was co-sponsored with The Boston Globe.
Sir Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson and Jon Wright on Robot Overlords | BFI #LFF
Sir Ben Kingsley and Jon Wright on Robot Overlords | BFI Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. Director Jon Wright, writer Mark Stay, producer Piers Tempest and actors Sir Ben Kingsley, James Tarpey and Ella Hunt, Callan McAuliffe and Milo Parker discuss making their film Robot Overlords (2014). Wright reveals the film’s inspiration, while Kingsley and his fellow actors reflect on bringing their characters to life. Watch more LFF content on the BFI Player: http://player.bfi.org.uk/ Fo
Benedict Cumberbatch on kicking off the BFI London Film Festival | BFI #LFF
Benedict Cumberbatch on kicking off the BFI London Film Festival | BFI Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch talks about the importance of British filmmaking, and reflects upon shooting on location at Bletchley Park for Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game, the Opening Night Gala film of the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®. View our BFI LFF playlist here: http://bit.ly/1sdiv4m Watch more LFF content on the BFI Pla
The Imitation Game Press Conference | BFI #LFF
The Imitation Game Press Conference | BFI #LFF Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. The cast and creative team behind The Imitation Game (2014), including Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, speak at a press conference at the Corinthia Hotel ahead of its Opening Night Gala screening, which kicks off the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®. Watch more on the BFI Player: http://player.bfi.org.uk/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BFI Like us
The Imitation Game: Live from the BFI London Film Festival | BFI
BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI Watch the red carpet action from The Imitation Game, Opening Night Gala of the 58th BFI London Film Festival, live from Leicester Square! See all the arrivals and interviews with the stars including Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Charles Dance, as they gather the for European Premiere. #imitationgame @imitationgameuk @bfi #LFF View the BFI London Film Festival play
Rep. John Lewis & Andrew Aydin: 2014 National Book Festival
Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: John Lewis has served as the U.S. States representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District since 1987. He is senior chief deputy whip for the Democratic Party. Rep. Lewis had been serving America long before his congressional career began, as he is revered as a major civil rights icon, lending his resounding moral voice to the cause for more than 50 years.
Maria Venegas: 2014 National Book Festival
Maria Venegas appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: At age 4, Maria Venegas emigrated from her home in Mexico to the United States. She grew up in Chicago, where she attended the University of Illinois and then moved to New York to pursue her writing. Her debut memoir, "Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter," (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), portrays a deep narrative of her difficult relationship with her father. Wh
Lynn Sherr: 2014 National Book Festival
Lynn Sherr appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Lynn Sherr is an award-winning broadcast journalist and author, well known as a longtime correspondent for the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. Some of her writing areas of specialization include women's issues and social change. Prior to her work with 20/20, she was a national correspondent for ABC News and also reported on the NASA space shuttle program from 1981 to 1986. Sherr has been th
Richard Moe: 2014 National Book Festival
Richard Moe appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Before turning to the writing of history books, Richard Moe led a distinguished career in government, law and historic preservation. Moe served as chief of staff to Vice President Walter Mondale and he was a member of President Carter's senior staff. While a partner at a law firm, he also served as president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Moe's extensive career in
Tiphanie Yanique: 2014 National Book Festival
Tiphanie Yanique appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the short story collection "How to Escape from a Leper Colony," the picture book "I Am the Virgin Islands" and the novel "Land of Love and Drowning" (Riverhead). Her writing has won the 2011 BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Fiction, the Boston Review Prize in Fiction, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize and an Academy of American
Editing & Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach
Paul Corneilson and Mark Knoll of the Packard Humanities Institute discuss the music of C.P.E. Bach, in commemoration of the composer's 300th birthday. Speaker Biography: Paul Corneilson is managing editor of "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works." Speaker Biography: Mark Knoll is managing editor of "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works." For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6411
Copyright Roundtables, Session 2: Existing Exclusive Rights Under Title 17, Part 2
Like Session 1, this session explored how the exclusive rights in Title 17 cover the making available and communication to the public rights. This includes digital on-demand transmissions such as peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads. The session also addressed evidentiary issues in infringement actions. Speakers included Karyn Temple Claggett, Jacqueline Charlesworth, Maria Strong, Kevin Amer, Jonathan Band, Joseph J. DiMona, Jim Halpert, Lawrence Husick, Lee Knife, Kei
Copyright Roundtables, Session 4/5: Foreign Implementation of the WIPO Internet Treaties
This session explored how foreign laws have interpreted and implemented the relevant provisions of the WIPO Internet Treaties. A few members from the audience added final comments and views on the issued discussed during the day. Speakers included Karyn Temple Claggett, Maria Strong, Sofia Castillo, Joseph J. DiMona, Christian Genetski, Jane Ginsburg, Glynn Lunney, Jay Rosenthal, Matthew Schruers and Steven Tepp. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyb
Copyright Roundtables: Session 1: Existing Exclusive Rights Under Title 17, Part 1
This session discussed Title 17 and the making available of digital on-demand transmissions such as peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads, as well as more broadly in the digital environment. Evidentiary issues in infringement actions were also discussed. Speakers included Maria A. Pallante, Karyn Temple Claggett, John C. Beiter, Andrew P. Bridges, George M. Borkowski, Eugene DeAnna, Jane Ginsburg, Glynn Lunney, Peter Menell, Matthew Schruers and Nancy Wolff. For transc
Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy". The prize was announced by Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Location The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Interview with Sven Lidin, Chairman of the Nobel Committee
Following the announcement, Sven Lidin, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, was interviewed by freelance journalist Joanna Rose about the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics.
”I love to be a scientist.” Stefan W. Hell on being awarded the Nobel Prize.
Stefan W. Hell was going through the details of a paper when he got the news that he had been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Eric Betzig and William E. Moerner. He then finished reading the paragraph - and then called his wife. Her his reaction when he got the call from Stockholm. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer at Nobel Media. Learn more about the Laureates at: www.nobelprize.org
”Chemistry was always my weakest subject...” Eric Betzig on being awarded the Chemistry prize
Eric Betzig was in Germany preparing for a keynote when he got the news that he had been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner. Hear about how he reacted with ”equal measures of happiness and fear” when he got the call from Stockholm. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer at Nobel Media. Learn more about the Laureates at: www.nobelprize.org