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  1. PSW 2308 Whole Brain Emulation


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    Friday, December 7, 2012 The three most disruptive transitions in history were the introduction of humans, farming, and industry. If another transition lies ahead, a good guess for its source is…

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    • PSW 2311 Sticking To Our Guns


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      Friday, January 25, 2013 The shootings at Newtown revived an emotional debate over whether ordinary citizens are safer having firearms for self-defense or whether guns in their hands are a danger…

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      • PSW 2281 Water in Arid Lands


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        Friday, February 25, 2011 Mapping and Managing A Scarce Resource in the Middle East Eilon Adar Director, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Professor of Hydrology, Ben Gurion University…

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        • PSW 2306 Ants, Their Agriculture and Antibiotics


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          Friday, October 26, 2012 The formation of beneficial symbiotic associations can be a form of evolutionary innovation: by establishing a symbiosis with another organism, a host rapidly gains access…

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          • PSW 2307 Programming Matter: The Science of Digital Fabrication


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            Friday, November 9, 2012 "Digital fabrication" is used informally to refer to computers controlling manufacturing machines, but it has a deeper meaning in materials that can contain codes.…

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            • PSW 2304 Smaller Bodies of the Solar System


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              Friday, September 24, 2012 Much of the excitement about planetary exploration is focused on Mars, and a large fraction of NASA's planetary exploration budget and effort is directed to that planet.…

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              • PSW 2312 What Do We Really Know About Economic Growth


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                Friday, February 8, 2013 This talk will cover the long-run history of economic growth - an all-important topic for human welfare - and consider whether regular, steady growth can be expected for…

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                • PSW 2313 Web Platforms for Collaborative Research and Education


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                  Friday, February 22, 2013 Gordon Moore's 1965 prediction of continued semiconductor device down-scaling and circuit up-scaling has become a self-fulfilling prophecy in the past 40 years. Open…

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                  • PSW 2318 Curiosity's Robotic Exploration of Mars' Gale Crater


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                    Friday, May 10, 2013 The Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, touched down on the surface of Mars on August 5, 2012. It was built to conduct an investigation of modern and ancient environments.…

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                    • PSW 2317 The Origins of Amphibian Diversity


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                      Friday, April 26, 2013 The extraordinary diversity of life is a striking feature of the natural world. The concentration of biodiversity in the tropics is one of the oldest-known patterns in ecology…

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                      • PSW 2316 The World's Largest Radio-telescope- Looking Into the Beginning of Time


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                        Friday, April 12, 2013 On March 13th 2013 the most powerful telescope for millimeter and sub-millimeter waves was inaugurated in northern Chile. Called ALMA ("soul" in Spanish), the array…

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                        • PSW 2314 Over-Diagnosed Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health


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                          Friday, March 8, 2013 Over the past several decades, there has been a growing enthusiasm for early diagnosis - engaging many physicians in a systematic search for abnormalities in people who are…

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