The Stanford Office of Science Outreach has announced the lineup for the 2009 Summer Science Lecture Series. Among the topics to be discussed by Stanford Faculty are ownership of life, the secret lives of viruses, the state of energy policy, and the future of longevity technology.


In this clip, we talked to John Krueger of the Earthquake Hazards Team about field seismometers and his experiences installing and maintaining them.


USGS Open House 2009 – NetQuakes

by Eric on May 23, 2009

After way too much struggling with the a Final Cut Express/LiveType workflow, I’ve finally managed to upload the first in a series of videos I shot at the USGS Open House earlier in May. In this first clip, we interviewed Dave Croker of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Team about NetQuakes, a new program that will […]

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SETI@Home celebrates 10th anniversary

by Eric on May 20, 2009

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The SETI@Home project is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week with a symposium on May 21 at the Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory, and a picnic on May 23rd at Tilden Park in Berkeley.


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Must see: USGS Open House 05.16-17.09

by Eric on May 11, 2009

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It’s time again for the 9th triennial Open House in Menlo Park May 16 and 17, from 10am to 4pm. If you have an interest in earthquakes, volcanoes, geology, energy resources or the natural history of the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, this is the event for you.