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Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.(Filmed at TEDxRainier.)
About Patricia Kuhl
Patricia Kuhl is co-director of the Institute for Brain and Learning Sciences at the University of Washington. She's internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development, and studies that show how young children learn. Kuhl’s work has played a major role in demonstrating how early exposure to language alters the brain. It has implications for critical periods in development, for bilingual education and reading readiness, for developmental disabilities involving language, and for research on computer understanding of speech.
Andrew McAfee studies how information technology affects businesses and society. Full bio »Click here to view the Video
n 2011, Corning Incorporated shared its vision for the near future in “A Day Made of Glass.” The video captured the imagination of millions with a glimpse into how glass, partnered with companion technologies, will help shape our everyday lives.
Today the story about a more connected world continues with “A Day Made of Glass 2.” This video is still a day made of glass, but it expands Corning’s glass innovations into a few different places and applications.
Set on the same day, “A Day Made of Glass 2” follows the same futuristic family as they journey through their day, but instead focuses on the father and two daughters. As the characters work, learn, and play, the applications for specialty glass extend into the classroom, hospital, and home of the near future.
Click here to view the video Day Made of Glass 1
Click here to view the video Day Made of Glass 2
Click here to view the video Day Made of Glass 2 Unpacked
Glass is the essential material enabling this new world. The displays and touch surfaces of the future will require materials that are tough, yet thin and lightweight; that can enable complex electronic circuits and nano functionality; that can scale for very large applications, and that also have a cool, touch-friendly aesthetic.
The real-time information also depends on communications networks with massive bandwidth capacity – meaning new opportunities for Corning to apply its optical communications expertise to customers’ tough challenges.
Corning’s advancements in sleek, flexible, touch-sensitive, and damage-resistant glass materials are the solution for not just the near future, but today. The company is engaged in research and partnership opportunities that will help make the vision in both videos a reality.
As Corning continues to develop materials and glass components that will help enable a more connected world, we realize that our vision might also bring up a few questions.
To help answer those, a video titled, “A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked” was created. In this special version of the video, a host revisits each scene from “A Day Made of Glass 2” and further explains what Corning believes is possible today and what is still being developed.
Christian is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Over the next few years he will also be working with the support of Bill Gates to create an online course in "Big History" for high school students.
Fineberg helped found and served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and also served as consultant to the World Health Organization. He was provost of Harvard from 1997 to 2001, following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making. His past research has focused on the process of policy development and implementation, assessment of medical technology, evaluation and use of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations.
Cosmologist Sean Carroll attacks -- in an entertaining and thought-provoking tour through the nature of time and the universe -- a deceptively simple question: Why does time exist at all? The potential answers point to a surprising view of the nature of the universe, and our place in it.
His book on cosmology and the arrow of time, From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, was published in 2010. He keeps a regular blog at Cosmic Variance.
"For anyone who ever wondered about the nature of time and how it influences our universe, [From Here to Eternity] is a must read. It is beautifully written, lucid, and deep."Kip Thorne
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