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Beginning in 2007, the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science were recording using MediaSite Live software. These recordings are archived on the Web. Click on any of the lecture series themes below to view videos.

Frontiers_screenshot_2013.jpgScreen shot from, "Genome Instability -- The Crucible of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children?," presented by Scott Selleck on 23 February 2013.
Video: "Engineering SuperMicrobes to Save Us" by Howard Salis
Salis revealed the innovations his lab is developing to engineer microorganisms capable of manufacturing fuels, materials, and drugs from biorenewable and sustainable sources. Although building a new industry to replace existing uses of petrochemicals remains a big challenge, Salis's lecture highlighted not only the challenges but also the promises and benefits of building a sustainable biorenewables industry. Lecture presented by Howard Salis, 1 February 2014.
Strategies for Survival on Planet Earth (videos)
Video recordings of the 2014 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science will be posted as they become available.
Video: "Protecting the Earth from Killer Asteroids" by Rachel Stevenson
03 February 2014Rachel Stevenson, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Rachel Stevenson will describe her research with JPL's NEOWISE team in an effort that now is underway to discover and characterize dangerous asteroids that are potentially hazardous to life on Earth. Large asteroids crashing into Earth have caused catastrophic damage, including the extinction of the dinosaurs and many other species. Since the NEOWISE team began searching in 2010, it has discovered more than 34,000 previously unknown asteroids and over 130 near-Earth objects. Lecture presented by Rachel Stevenson 15 February 2014.
Your Genes: How they contribute to who you are (videos)
Video recordings of the 2013 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science.
Video: "Combating malaria: New approaches to an ancient problem" by Manuel Llinás
With half of the world's population at risk of malaria, it is one of the most pervasive diseases of modern humankind. Manuel Llinás, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, will explain why malaria continues to ravage people in over 100 countries worldwide and why it remains a threat to the United States. This devastating disease is caused by the highly sophisticated single-celled Plasmodium parasite, which invades and takes over the blood of humans. Llinás will outline major challenges in combating this global disease and will describe recent progress and cutting-edge approaches being used to combat the deadly malaria parasite. Lecture by Manuel Llinás 22 February 2014.
Food: How to grow enough for everyone (videos)
Video recordings of the 2012 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Epidemic! Infectious Disease on a Changing Planet (videos)
Video recordings of the 2011 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Water: The Next Frontier (videos)
Video recordings of the 2010 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Our Universe: From the Big Bang to Life (videos)
Video recordings of the 2009 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Running on Empty? Strategies for Our Energy Future (videos)
Video recordings of the 2008 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Broken Brains: New Research on Brain Disease is Revealing How the Healthy Mind Works (videos)
Video Recordings of the 2007 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science.

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