1. Quick takes: Jesse Bloom

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    Jesse Bloom has strong interests in evolution, infectious diseases and genetic engineering. By investigating protein evolution as a complex system, his research has implications for understanding…

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    • Quick takes: Ben Dubin-Thaler

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      Ben Dubin-Thaler, a biologist and founder of Cell Motion Laboratories Inc., drives the BioBus, a repurposed transit bus outfitted with a high-tech science lab that serves as a mobile laboratory to…

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      • Quick takes: Amro Hamdoun

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        Cell biologist Amro Hamdoun seeks to understand the systems that cells and embryos use to protect themselves against chemical pollution. Why do some “bad” chemicals make it into cells,…

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        • Quick takes: Gidon Eshel

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          Gidon Eshel is a statistician who grew up working on a dairy farm on an Israeli Kibbutz, a combination that’s led to a deep knowledge of how what we eat affects our planet. His finding: a meat-based…

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          • Quick takes: Sarah Fortune

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            Why is tuberculosis so resistant to treatment? Sarah Fortune studies the bacterium that causes tuberculosis as well as how it responds to various eradication efforts, with a view to more effectively…

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            • Quick takes: Sean Gourley

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              Sean Gourley is a mathematician who has spent the last seven years using math to understand war and insurgency. He is now applying that understanding to develop ways to map technology companies –…

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              • Quick takes: Casey Dunn

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                Casey Dunn is rethinking where individuality begins. He is fascinated by siphonophores, deep sea superorganinisms comprised of thousands of organisms that are genetically identical but function in…

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                • Quick takes: Kim Cobb

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                  Kim Cobb studies the climate variability of the past in order to construct a sense of what we can expect in the future. Having a clearer sense of rainfall, for example, over the next 100 years will…

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                  • Patrick Flanagan: Robot Drums

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                    The one-man band, Jazari, consists of machines that play a variety of hand percussion instruments, all under the control Patrick Flanagan, who wields a custom-built controller and a Wii remote to…

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                    • Reggie Watts: Humor in music

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                      Reggie Watts is an entertainer who combines stream-of-consciousness improvisational comedy with music to create a wholly original experience. A PopTech veteran, Watts knows this audience well and…

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