[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Mon Jul 5 10:15:53 PDT 2010


Friday, July 09, 2010

"Geoengineering by Seeding Boundary Layer Clouds"
Speaker: Dr. Philip Rasch, Chief Scientist for Climate Science,  
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Time: 2:00p–3:00p
Location: 54-915
EAPS - CGSC Seminar
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Joint Program  
on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Center for Global Change  
For more information, contact:
Roberta Allard
allard at mit.edu


Midsummer Nights' Science: "Meet Your Microbes"
Wed., July 7, 2010, 6 – 7 p.m.
The Broad Institute
7 Cambridge Center	 Auditorium (NE30-1154)
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Bruce Birren
rokop at broadinstitute.org
"Meet Your Microbes"
by Bruce Birren, PhD	
Abstract: The human body is home to all sorts of microbes --  
microscopic organizms like fungi, bacteria, and viruses that live in  
our guts, mouths, lungs, skin, and more. Scientists are beginning to  
catalog and explore these organisms, looking for clues about human  
health. Bruce Birren describes these efforts to comprehensively  
catalog these microbes, decode their genetic information, and examine  
their role in disease.

We stand at a unique moment in human history. Our knowledge of the  
human genome, our DNA, is transforming the way we think about  
healthcare, justice, technology, ethnicity and so much more.  
Cambridge, Mass. is the home for much of this work, and it holds  
immense promise for this community. Therefore, you are invited to  
explore the implications of this new knowledge at Midsummer Nights'  
Science. You will hear from and interact with enthusiastic scientists  
who can translate difficult concepts into easy to understand language.



Artisan Asylum is offering courses on many different craft and tech  
practices.  They are a non-profit community craft studio located near  
Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts.  Sounds like a very good  


Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and  
practicing of craft of all varieties. To support that mission, we  
intend to offer the following:

	• A fully equipped and professionally maintained manufacturing  
facility, which will include but is not limited to precision metal  
machining, electrical fabrication, welding, woodworking, fabricwork,  
cooking, painting, photography, jewelrymaking and more.
	• Monthly and daily membership plans for the general public to access  
said facility on weekends and after working hours to encourage DIY  
culture and community craftsmanship
	• A large range of affordable, publicly-accessible classes offered by  
local artisans, either focusing on creating a final product the  
student can take home after the class or general training for specific  
	• Affordable daytime space and equipment rental to local professional  
artists and businesspeople interested in having access to industrial- 
grade manufacturing equipment and a dedicated manufacturing  
environment without having to invest in capital equipment and long- 
term space leases
	• On-site material storage and resale and on-site project storage,  
allowing community members to create and store projects without the  
hassle of handling material and storage logistics
	• Hosting and promotion of local craft-related events

Links to events at over 30 colleges and universities at Hubevents (http://hubevents.blogspot.com 
Thanks to Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering  
in the Boston Area (http://fhapgood.fastmail.fm/site02.html)

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