JAMES HANSEN, 2007 laureate
"Global demand for energy is growing rapidly and must continue to grow to provide the needs of developing economies. At the same time, the need to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions is becoming ever clearer. We can only increase energy supply while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions if new power plants turn away from using the atmosphere as a waste dump. …" Open letter by James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel, and Tom Wigley.
The treatment may be able to help in early stages of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of TAU’s School of Physics and Astronomy and the Sagol School for Brain Sciences. “And who knows? Maybe in the future we’ll be able to give anti-aging treatment that will strengthen the functioning of the brain and preserve it for the rest of one’s life.”
PETER BROOK directs "The Suit", a play about adultery, mental cruelty, Apartheid, tragedy and beauty, with haunting African songs. Ahead of its staging (May 22-24, 2014) at the OZ Nashville inaugural season, listen to the 2012 TheGuardian's interview with PeterBrook, renowned theater director and 2005 laureate. TheGuardian interview, May 25, 2012
"I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across an empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged." Peter Brook
In his NEW BOOK 'Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life' J. CRAIG VENTER, 2012 laureate, explains the coming era of discovery (see Wired interview below).
What is the significance of Venter's research? The monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey provides a sense of impending revelation, a message of great importance to the future of the human race; today's monolith is situated at the J Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, CA and Synthetic Genomics, La Jolla, CA . In the words of J. Craig Venter "humankind is entering a new phase of evolution….This is the first self-replicating species on the planet whose parent is a computer"
Today's revelation is the creation of the first synthetic cell by J. Craig Venter, the transformation of inanimate chemicals into a living organism, raising profound questions about the essence of life. However, questions have been raised as to the ethics of this groundbreaking research – profound human ingenuity, audacious hubris, hope for the future, or potential disaster?
UCLA's Interface Message Processor (IMP), seen here in storage. UCLA professor LEONARD KLEINROCK (2010 laureate and "Father of the Internet") and his team used the IMP to send the first message over a proto-Internet to Stanford on Oct. 29, 1969.
"The many weirdos who helped established Silicon Valley from the 1930s to the 1980s—not the slick VCs who try to control it now—would have a harder time getting their feet in the door now.....
This long pattern of subtle growth arose from a combination of enthusiastic and obsessive people, a surfeit of funding, a tolerance and even encouragement of risk-taking and failure, and one of the most dynamic technology sectors the world has ever seen."
A personal interview with Dr. Robert C. Gallo, 2009 Dan David Prize laureate for Global Public Health - what makes him happy, what makes him sad, his dreams, his goals of getting rid of HIV and returning to Cancer research.
He has recently been named First Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor In Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for his pioneering research in the field of human retroviruses with his discoveries of, Il-2, HTLV-1 and HTLV-2, his co-discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS, and his development of the HIV blood test.