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Webcast: Magnifying the Universe with Jane Rigby, NASA astrophysicist and deputy project scientist for operations for the James Webb Telescope. Demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.
WEBCAST: Translational Medicine - Bench to Bedside.A panel discussion on the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA structure. The panel focused on genetics and translational medicine, which takes discoveries in the laboratories (bench) and uses it in the field (bedside). Participants will include Orla M. Smith, managing editor of Science Translational Medicine, who will chair the panel; Nobel Laureate James Watson of Cold Springs Harbor Laboratories; and others.
Ancient Greece to Today - Webcast - Michelle Thaller, astrobiologist and assistant director for science communication at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. According to Thaller, ancient Greeks had sophisticated, gear-controlled astronomical "computers," which remained unrivaled in accuracy and complexity until the 18th century. With the advent of space-based observatories and supercomputers, the Earth’s position has been mapped relative to millions of other galaxies covering billions of light years of distance.
Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes - Webcast - Owen Kelley, research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center discusses NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite and the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification.