Stanley N. Lapidus, founder and chairman of Helicos Biosciences, talks about his decision to have his genome sequenced and the results made public as part of George Church’s Personal Genome Project.
Fiorenzo Omenetto, associate professor of biomedical engineering and physics at Tufts University School of Engineering, explains his work in silk optics.
General Electric’s Juan de Bedout demonstrates the company’s software system to improve the electric grid.
Researchers describe the potential benefits, and security challenges, of cloud computing.
Microsoft Researcher Kristin Lauter discusses cryptographic-based cloud access and search.
Manjo Narang, CEO of Tradeworx, talks about his company’s high-speed trading technology and what such systems mean in today’s stock market.
Allen Wright, senior staff associate at Columbia University, demonstrates a material that captures carbon dioxide from the air, which could be used to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
Ronald Prinn, a professor of atmospheric science and the director of the center for global change science at MIT, says why climate scientists have started to change their minds about geoengineering.
Peter Kelemen, a professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University, describes how to capture and store carbon dioxide by speeding up a reaction found naturally in certain rocks.
Mike Lynch, cofounder and chief executive of Autonomy, talks about how to search unstructured data and explains his company’s technology.