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  1. Our Energy Future: Thomas Meyer's pizza lunch lecture

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    Chemist Thomas Meyer, director of the Solar Energy Research Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, discusses the status of the world’s energy supply. In particular, he presents…

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    • Simulated Supernova Explosion

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      A simulated supernova explosion for National Geographic Channel's show "Known Universe" is the best model of this powerful explosion that people can film. But it is a far cry from the…

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      • The Science Behind Porpoises' Echolocation

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        Some animals use additional senses to see the world differently than humans. One such sense is called biological sonar. Biological sonar is when an animal releases a series of sounds that may not…

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        • Smart Play: Phaedra Boinodiris on Serious Games

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          Phaedra Boinodiris, Serious Games program manager at IBM Boinodiris explains how she designs computer games that teach students and trainees to solve complex problems in business management and city…

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          • James Evans on Genomic Medicine at Pizza Lunch

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            James Evans of the University of North Carolina and a member of the U.S. Secretary of Health’s advisory committee on Genetics, Health and Society urges us to support genomics medicine research,…

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            • Images of Darwin and the Nature of Science

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              Today, Charles Darwin is the iconic founder of evolutionary theory. But it hasn’t always been so. William Kimler, a historian at North Carolina State University, charts the changing image of…

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              • The Puzzle of the Bed Bug Resurgence

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                North Carolina State University entomologist Coby Schal discusses the return of bed bugs, why pesticides won’t stop them and the best theories for why the tiny pests are spreading around the…

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                • Soft Robots

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                • Friends or Foes: Female Relationships Among the Gombe Chimpanzees

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                  Rivalries and alliances among female chimpanzees can be intense and sometimes shocking. Anne Pusey, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University, studies chimpanzee behavior using both new and…

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                  • The Mental Health Implications of Khmer Rouge Genocide Trials

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                    Jeffrey Sonis, a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill physician and public health researcher, is developing ways to gauge how groups of people respond to revisiting traumatic histories. American…

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                    • Genomic and Personalized Medicine

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                      Geoffrey Ginsburg, director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Duke University, presents advances and ongoing research in personalized medicine, from prescribing cancer drugs to predicting flu…

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                      • From Cloning to Stem Cells: How Can Pigs Help Us Solve Problems in Human Medicine? Jorge Piedrahita's pizza lunch lecture

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                        Jorge Piedrahita, a professor of genomics at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, describes his research with cloned swine and how their abnormal growth provides insight…

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