Science & Technology
The Science & Technology Club Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM in the Church Auditorium.
The Science and Technology Club focuses on topic(s) that are both interesting and current.
We realize that all members of the group will have a wide range of backgrounds and it will be necessary to adjust programs so that we get a majority of the members to be active in our presentations, discussions and activities.
Presentations might include talks by members, outside speakers or videos.
Activities could include museum trips, industry visits or field trips.
The club's chairperson is: Elliot Ratchik (845)-638-4835, firstname.lastname@example.org
Science & Technology Club News
The next Science, Technology and Computer Club will be on ZOOM, Wednesday, March 15, 2023 @ 2:00 PM.
The program will present the following topics:
1. High costs, animal testing controversies, and long delays of drug development are becoming some of the greatest economical and ethnical challenges we are facing in the 21st century. Dan Huh talks about how bioengineers might be able to circumvent this long-standing problem by using microengineering technologies to build more realistic models of human organs using organ-on-a-chip technology.
As a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, Dan Huh worked with Donald Ingber to develop the first organs-on-chips using microengineering technologies for cell biology. These microchips served as models of human organs. Dan Huh is now a professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Dan Huh has authored over 30 papers in Science, Nature, Nature Materials, PNAS, and other major research journals. He has won several honors and awards including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, which grants innovators $1.5 million during the next five years to work on groundbreaking technologies.
Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
2. Can A.I. make music? Can it feel excitement and fear? Is it alive? Will.i.am and Mark Sagar push the limits of what a machine can do. How far is too far, and how much further can we go?
The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.
3. What if technology could connect us more deeply with our surroundings instead of distracting us from the real world? With the Meta 2, an augmented reality headset that makes it possible for users to see, grab and move holograms just like physical objects, Meron Gribetz hopes to extend our senses through a more natural machine. Join Gribetz as he takes the TED stage to demonstrate the reality-shifting Meta 2 for the first time. (Featuring Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson)
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
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