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 +|Jan 6, 2021|**Dr. Peter Braun: A Covid-19 Primer** A scientific look at the virus.  Why is COVID-19 so "successful" from a pathogenic point of view.  Where do viruses like this come from?  How has treatment progressed?  Vaccine development and technology. (The recording contains a follow-up on the Brevig Mission that was not covered in the live presentation; at approx. 1:37).|[[https://youtu.be/0dsoTxazbak|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>53</color>|
 +|Jan 13, 2021|**Priestly and the Discovery of Oxygen** (presented by Jerry Slate, M.D.) Joseph Priestly (1733 - 1804) is credited with the discovery of oxygen. His discovery was a part of a long term scientific effort to understand the nature of matter. His work as an untrained scientist showed analytical skill which illustrated the relevance of his finding. His discovery of oxygen represents the beginning of the understanding of the composition of the atmosphere and its role in respiration. |[[https://youtu.be/RZoi-IcArJw|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>42</color>|
 +|Jan 20, 2021|**Quantum Biology** (GeorgeG) (video and intro) with discussion \\ //When Quantum Mechanics were first introduced widely, pioneers such as Heisenberg thought that quantum effects should play a role in biology, but for the next 50 years it was sort of forgotten. With today's computing power and instrumentation new insights are being given to explain biological phenomena by invoking quantum effects such as tunneling or entanglement. We will hear 3 experts (MIT, UC Irvine, & U Arizona) discussing the implications of quantum effects in biological entities//\\ Video we watched:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADiql3FG5is|Quantum Biology: The Hidden Nature of Nature (1h35m)]] Other related and referenced videos:\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc9Xk99gCr4|Part 1: How Plants use Quantum Mechanics (12m)]] . [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=almlINDXU5c|Part 2: Enzymes, the Engines of Life (12m)]] . [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW7VUFgwqg8|Part 3: How Birds (Might) Navigate with Quantum Mechanics (21m)]]|[[https://youtu.be/MbWqfljaqj4|George's introduction]]\\ {{lctg:20210120_quantum_biologyv03.pdf|slides}}|<color #bdbdbd>42</color>|
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 |Jan 8, 2020| **Ig Nobel 2019 Awards** //awards for dubious inventions// (Peter Albin)  [[https://www.improbable.com/|link to Improbable Research page]]| [[https://youtu.be/mfzs8ZIPVIA|watch the presentation]]| |Jan 8, 2020| **Ig Nobel 2019 Awards** //awards for dubious inventions// (Peter Albin)  [[https://www.improbable.com/|link to Improbable Research page]]| [[https://youtu.be/mfzs8ZIPVIA|watch the presentation]]|
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 |Mar 4, 2020|**Patent Licensing from Universities** (Lita Nelson)| [[https://youtu.be/4dnYSYPz6os|watch the presentation]]| |Mar 4, 2020|**Patent Licensing from Universities** (Lita Nelson)| [[https://youtu.be/4dnYSYPz6os|watch the presentation]]|
 |Mar 11, 2020|**Geodesy**, its properties and tools, presented by  Mike Pearlman of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Program on Geodesy\\ //Geodesy is the science of accurately measuring and understanding three fundamental properties of the Earth: its geometric shape, its orientation in space, and its gravity field— as well as the changes of these properties with time.\\ Space Geodesy uses sources external to the Earth: artificial satellites (in satellite geodesy), quasars (in very-long-baseline interferometry, VLBI), and the retroreflectors on the Moon (in lunar laser ranging) to measure these static and time varying properties.\\ Of current interest are measurements to monitor geodetic parameters and their temporal variations in a global reference frame with a target relative accuracy of 10E-9 – 10E-10, for both scientific understanding of the Earth system and understanding their potential impact on society\\ Fundamental to these measurements is a reference frame that provides stability over space, time, and evolving technology.//| [[https://youtu.be/jlZUEYMiPG4|watch the presentation]]| |Mar 11, 2020|**Geodesy**, its properties and tools, presented by  Mike Pearlman of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Program on Geodesy\\ //Geodesy is the science of accurately measuring and understanding three fundamental properties of the Earth: its geometric shape, its orientation in space, and its gravity field— as well as the changes of these properties with time.\\ Space Geodesy uses sources external to the Earth: artificial satellites (in satellite geodesy), quasars (in very-long-baseline interferometry, VLBI), and the retroreflectors on the Moon (in lunar laser ranging) to measure these static and time varying properties.\\ Of current interest are measurements to monitor geodetic parameters and their temporal variations in a global reference frame with a target relative accuracy of 10E-9 – 10E-10, for both scientific understanding of the Earth system and understanding their potential impact on society\\ Fundamental to these measurements is a reference frame that provides stability over space, time, and evolving technology.//| [[https://youtu.be/jlZUEYMiPG4|watch the presentation]]|
-|Mar 18, 2020|**Tracking New Diseases**: Medical issues incl Vaping (Jerry Slate)| [[https://youtu.be/_qVPKUZMcC4|watch the presentation]]| +|Mar 18, 2020|**Tracking New Diseases**: Medical issues incl Vaping (Jerry Slate)| [[https://youtu.be/_qVPKUZMcC4|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>45</color>
-|Mar 25, 2020|**Patents for high technology** (and when not to have them) (Dick Wagner) |[[https://youtu.be/vyqsZG-9d4o|watch the presentation]]| +|Mar 25, 2020|**Patents for high technology** (and when not to have them) (Dick Wagner) |[[https://youtu.be/vyqsZG-9d4o|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>44</color>
-|Apr 1, 2020|**3D Printing and Robotics in Industry: An Update** (George Burnell)   [[https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/how-3-d-printers-are-helping-to-fight-the-coronavirus|3D Printers fighting Coronavirus (link from PeterA)]]|[[https://youtu.be/wSia_kSWGwI|watch the presentation]]\\ [[chat20200401|chat messages]]| +|Apr 1, 2020|**3D Printing and Robotics in Industry: An Update** (George Burnell)   [[https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/how-3-d-printers-are-helping-to-fight-the-coronavirus|3D Printers fighting Coronavirus (link from PeterA)]]|[[https://youtu.be/wSia_kSWGwI|watch the presentation]]\\ [[chat20200401|chat messages]]|<color #BDBDBD>45</color>
-|Apr 8, 2020|Christine Muir, Community Librarian at Cary Library, will demonstrate how to access all the online resources offered by the library. There is no fee for any of these resources, which include ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, newspapers, and more. |[[https://youtu.be/9Dci7wYUPco|watch the presentation]]| +|Apr 8, 2020|Christine Muir, Community Librarian at Cary Library, will demonstrate how to access all the online resources offered by the library. There is no fee for any of these resources, which include ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, newspapers, and more. |[[https://youtu.be/9Dci7wYUPco|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>41</color>
-|Apr 15, 2020|**Futurism** We started with something different ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAWeZmhi5pw|Cute Brother and Sister]]); and then\\ a couple of videos by/with Amy Webb (a quantitative futurist, professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute)\\ [[https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_webb_how_i_hacked_online_dating#t-270660|Ted Talk on hacking online dating]] (17 mins)\\ presenting the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7k5ceY2qkU&t=3s|2019 Emerging Tech Trends Report]] (60 minutes) at SXSW in March 2019\\ relevant links for your offline reference include [[https://amywebb.io/]]\\ There were several links shown during the videos: [[http://bit.ly/FTI2019TechTrends]] (this links to the 2020 report), [[http://bit.ly/SXSW2019TechTrends]], and the "TWiT" program we watched at the end [[http://twit.tv/subscribe]] (and there's lots to subscribe to!!) and [[http://twit.tv/live]]| +|Apr 15, 2020|**Futurism** We started with something different ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAWeZmhi5pw|Cute Brother and Sister]]); and then\\ a couple of videos by/with Amy Webb (a quantitative futurist, professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and founder of the Future Today Institute)\\ [[https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_webb_how_i_hacked_online_dating#t-270660|Ted Talk on hacking online dating]] (17 mins)\\ presenting the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7k5ceY2qkU&t=3s|2019 Emerging Tech Trends Report]] (60 minutes) at SXSW in March 2019\\ relevant links for your offline reference include [[https://amywebb.io/]]\\ There were several links shown during the videos: [[http://bit.ly/FTI2019TechTrends]] (this links to the 2020 report), [[http://bit.ly/SXSW2019TechTrends]], and the "TWiT" program we watched at the end [[http://twit.tv/subscribe]] (and there's lots to subscribe to!!) and [[http://twit.tv/live]]| |<color #BDBDBD>41</color>
-|Apr 22, 2020|**Potpourri** Gary Patrick with information on Encryption and some Utilities.\\ Charly Sestokas with computer buying tips, etc; HD vs SSD; SD Longevity; MS Surface;\\ plus Potential House Fires from  Phone, Tablet, Laptop, other Electronic Charging setups|[[https://youtu.be/PKQX1TE_uhQ|watch the presentation]]\\ [[https://youtu.be/BNwlgPbdESg|the presentation with captions]]\\ {{:lctg:potpourrislides20200422.pdf|slides}}\\ [[chat20200422|chat messages]] | +|Apr 22, 2020|**Potpourri** Gary Patrick with information on Encryption and some Utilities.\\ Charly Sestokas with computer buying tips, etc; HD vs SSD; SD Longevity; MS Surface;\\ plus Potential House Fires from  Phone, Tablet, Laptop, other Electronic Charging setups|[[https://youtu.be/PKQX1TE_uhQ|watch the presentation]]\\ [[https://youtu.be/BNwlgPbdESg|the presentation with captions]]\\ {{:lctg:potpourrislides20200422.pdf|slides}}\\ [[chat20200422|chat messages]] |<color #BDBDBD>42</color>
-|Apr 29, 2020|**The Science behind Columbus** (Bob Melanson)|[[https://youtu.be/BGMnJZiLGuw|watch the presentation]]\\ {{:lctg:20200429_science_behind_christopher_columbus.pdf|slides}}| +|Apr 29, 2020|**The Science behind Columbus** (Bob Melanson)\\ Bob finishes this up on July 15|[[https://youtu.be/BGMnJZiLGuw|watch the presentation]]\\ {{:lctg:20200429_science_behind_christopher_columbus.pdf|slides}}|<color #BDBDBD>36</color>
-|May 6, 2020|**The Manhattan Project** first part (Charles Holbrow)| +|May 6, 2020|**The Manhattan Project** first part (Charles Holbrow)|[[https://youtu.be/7Iwr-RFr59c|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>58</color>
-|May 13, 2020|**Nuclear Power Generation** (David Kahan)|{{:lctg:20200513_nuclearpowergen_kahan.pdf|slides}}| +|May 13, 2020|**Nuclear Power Generation** (David Kahan)|{{:lctg:20200513_nuclearpowergen_kahan.pdf|slides}}\\ [[https://youtu.be/0iwP5Z2HUbI|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>47</color>
-|May 20, 2020|**Boost-Phase Defense against ICBMs** presented by Dan Kleppner.\\ //Because little was known publicly about the Bush proposal, the American Physical Society initiated a study. Our presenter was co-chair\\ of the study group.  Although the study is fifteen years old, little has changed.//|{{:lctg:20200520_bpi_kleppner.pdf|slides}}|+|May 20, 2020|**Boost-Phase Defense against ICBMs** presented by Dan Kleppner.\\ //Because little was known publicly about the Bush proposal, the American Physical Society initiated a study. Our presenter was co-chair of the study group.  Although the study is fifteen years old, little has changed.//|{{:lctg:20200520_bpi_kleppner.pdf|slides}}\\ [[https://youtu.be/Rma6kCXJRcw|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>46</color>
 +|May 27, 2020|**George Burnell Part II**\\ Continuation/conclusion of George Burnell's earlier presentation on 3D printing|[[https://youtu.be/jgBCTmM4kps|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>26</color>
 +|June 3, 2020|**The Manhattan Project - part 2** (Charles Holbrow){{lctg:20200603_manhattanprojectii.pdf|slides}}|[[https://youtu.be/1xDj0310pII|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>46</color>
 +|June 10, 2020|**Potpourii** NY Times article dealing with privacy (Peter Albin)\\ Phone tracking of people (Charlie Holbrow)\\ The Immortal (BBC program)|(not recorded)|<color #BDBDBD>42</color>
 +|June 17, 2020|**Sabermetrics** The Statistical Analysis of Baseball (Andy Andres)\\ Andy Andres is a senior lecturer of natural science at the Boston University College of General Studies who is an expert in exercise physiology, nutritional biochemistry and baseball. In addition to the work listed above, Andres writes, lectures, and speaks to the media about the effects of steroids on baseball players, and he teaches a course at Tufts University in sabermetrics, the data-driven analysis of baseball performance. These pursuits allow the lifelong Red Sox fan and athlete to synthesize his twin loves: baseball and scientific inquiry. Andres is also an MLB datacaster at Fenway Park, a Data Analyst for BaseballHQ.com and Head Coach/Lead instructor for the MIT Science of Baseball Program. In the spring of 2014, Andres will teach a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) titled “Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics” on the edX platform.\\ SABR: Society of American Baseball Research|[[https://youtu.be/V9rfuijOlpQ|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>33</color>
 +|June 24, 2020|**MOOC** Massive Open Online Courses -- What's there, what's new. (John Rudy, Charlie Holbrow)\\ Broken into three presentations: John's talk on available MOOCs, Charlie's talk on MOOCs, and Q&A discussion.\\ Slidesets to the right.|{{lctg:20200624_mooc_rudy.pdf|slides/rudy}}\\ {{lctg:20200624_mooc_holbrow.pdf|slides/holbrow}}\\ [[https://youtu.be/Ub9noSVJjjY|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>40</color>
 +|July 1, 2020|Variety Special with Bob Primak and John Rudy on SUMo updater, other topics presented by Steve Isenberg including: Getting loads of music files legally for free after inexpensive application purchase; Video on Deepfakes (how it's done), and a video on Virus Mobility (a haha).  Here are links to what we presented and displayed:\\ Updater apps: [[https://kcsoftwares.com/?sumo|SUMo Application Updater (Win)]] [[[SUMo Details]]] [[https://ninite.com/|Ninite Windows Application Updater]]\\ Download/convert apps: [[https://www.any-video-converter.com/|Any Video Converter - Downloads YouTube vids and converts formats (Win, Mac)]] [[https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader|4K Video Downloader]]\\ Listen/Watch/Record apps: [[https://radiotracker.en.softonic.com/|RadioTracker - download music from Internet (Win)]] [[https://download.cnet.com/Audials-Radio/3000-2168_4-10522547.html|Audials, extension of RadioTracker, music and video download and more (Win)]]\\ Videos played: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XchCsYtYMQ|How Deepfakes Work]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7DkeQ0roAM|A Virus Walks into a Bar]]|{{lctg:20200701_sumo_primak.pdf|SUMo slides}}\\ [[https://youtu.be/xC0ME9NW9O0|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>38</color>
 +|July 8, 2020|5G and Internet of Things in the Age of Coronavirus (Bob Primak)\\  {{lctg:20200708_5g_iot_coronavirus_slides.pdf|Slides}} {{lctg:20200708_5g_iot_coronavirus_references.pdf|References}} {{lctg:20200708_5g-networks.png?linkonly|5G Networks}} {{lctg:20200708_5g-licensing-spectrum-bands.jpg?linkonly|5G Spectrum Bands}}|[[https://youtu.be/MBohKDbCVr4|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>41</color>
 +|July 15, 2020|**Potpourri**\\ last part of Bob Melanson's Columbus presentation started on 4/29\\ The Physics of Sailing\\ Q&A from Bob Primak's 5G talk last week, 7/8\\ Onboard automotive diagnostics (Bill Quinn) {{lctg:20200715_onboarddiagnostics.pdf|slides}}|[[https://youtu.be/2iUm4WToIQw|watch the presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>42</color>
 +|July 22, 2020|Video on Secrets of the lost Antikythera; A 2000 year old computer. (Jonathan Goode) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSQNEPbQOiI|link]].\\ Brief intro to using Davinci Resolve to produce a slideshow video (Steve Isenberg)| |<color #BDBDBD>42</color>
 +|July 29, 2020|Frontline AI part 1 (AI for the Masses) [[https://youtu.be/5dZ_lvDgevk|Frontline: In the Age of AI]]\\ Related articles (thanks Peter) [[https://news.northeastern.edu/2019/11/13/this-t-shirt-could-make-you-invisible-to-deep-neural-networks/|T-Shirt makes you invisible]] [[https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2020/07/nist-launches-investigation-face-masks-effect-face-recognition-software|NIST looks into face mask effects on face recognition]]| |<color #BDBDBD>34</color>
 +|August 5, 2020|Back to the Basics -- Office Tools\\ Interesting Excel Spreadsheet uses (Jonathan)\\ neat applications of functions (SteveI) {{lctg:20200805_spreadsheet_sample.xlsx|Sample spreadsheet (Excel version)}} and {{lctg:20200805_spreadsheet_sample.ods|LibreOffice (.ods) version}}|[[https://youtu.be/2U-ZUvBslE4|watch the Presentation]]|<color #BDBDBD>44</color>
 +|August 12, 2020|More on AI.  [[https://youtu.be/2EWDDUGNhKM|The Rise of Artificial Intelligence]]| |<color #BDBDBD>27</color>
 +|August 19, 2020| [[https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6xhl14|How to Build a Time Machine]]\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiLS7U7YIdc|What Happens When You Respond to Spam]] (Peter Albin presented)| |<color #bdbdbd>26</color>
 +|August 26, 2020|**Myths and Facts on Climate Change - a non-alarmist perspective** Presented by Shelly Lowenthal who says: "I developed a class on climate change that I give to life long learning organizations. It’s part of my History Course that I present. ... There is science involved."\\ Shelly recommends that you watch Michael Moore's movie on YouTube, "Planet of the Humans" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE]] (1hr 40min) before the meeting.  It is a documentary on wind and solar green energy.\\ Here's a 37 second teaser for the movie:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXCftKF4uI]]|[[https://youtu.be/InFUb8E2Mfs|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>42</color>
 +|Sept 2, 2020|**Count Rumford and his 18th Century Technology Innovationns** Dan Kleppner: Quite a few years ago I became interested in __Benjamin Thompson__ (1752-1814) , aka Count Rumford.  He was a great applied scientist and we owe much of our modern domestic technology to him: the kitchen range, double boiler, layered clothing and thermal underwear, steam heating,…. He was the first person to clearly understand all the modes of heat transfer. He was a public benefactor, initiated poor houses in many European cities, and he founded the Royal Institution in London which supported the research of Michael Faraday  His career was a series of rags to riches. He would be better remembered if it were not for a character flaw: he  antagonized everyone he dealt with to such a degree that he had to flee the country time and again.|[[https://youtu.be/Xnsh3_860TY|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>41</color>
 +|Sept 9, 2020| **//Blind Bombing// by Norman Fine**\\ "I found this book spellbinding and with insight  into the development of a new and advanced secret radar system that permitted the allies to penetrate through inclement weather and enable the allies to reverse the dominance of the Nazis at the onset of WWII. Blind Bombing has a warm sensitive side, in that Norman Fine’s uncle (Stanley) brought the first production model of the new airborne radar system to Europe permitting allied bombers to destroy factories supplying the German forces that were usually obscured by overcast weather".|[[https://youtu.be/Ns883ab0vxM|watch the presentation]] {{lctg:20200909_blind_bombing.pdf|slides}}|<color #bdbdbd>30</color>
 +|Sept 16, 2020|**Potpourri**\\ What to do with your family during a pandemic?  (George Gamota)\\ Update of Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Internet Project (Bob Primak)\\ There were videos we could not include in this presentation.  Here are links to them:\\ Video of the  launch, fairing recovery, and booster return, and landing on a ship: [[https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-11-satellites-launch-september-2020.html]]\\ Launch and first stage separation and landing: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ei_Z_Xv3BM]]\\ Deployment of satellites: [[https://videos.space.com/m/N9qB26JP/watch-spacex-deploy-60-starlink-satellites-in-amazing-view-from-space?list=9wzCTV4g]]\\ Fairing recovery (previous launch in July): [[https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-payload-fairing-catch-success.html]]\\ Another "filler" video we showed: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU|harvesting spaghetti]]|Presentation videos:\\ [[https://youtu.be/A8MCCa-g_H8|Pandemic What To Do]]\\ [[https://youtu.be/-s2IOzuIbrQ|StarLink Update]]|<color #bdbdbd>34</color>
 +|Sept 23, 2020|**The future of music -- production and delivery** by Charles J Holbrow (CJH). What can we learn about the future or music and music technology by looking at the past? I will present examples that illustrate the evolution of musical ideas and technologies from their conception to how they have influenced and continue to influence popular music today. I will describe how popular music is created today and review some research-stage music production technologies that aim to influence the current music production paradigms. As part of my PhD studies at the MIT Media Lab, I am developing software to enable a new kind of online musical collaboration and distribution. I will conclude by showing you an early example of this software\\ Who is CJH? His early education was in Germany. His high school was the Sudbury Valley School, an alternative school in Sudbury, MA. After a year at Middlesex Community College, he transferred to UMass Lowell where he majored in sound recording technology and performance (piano). Following jobs developing software for games, he took up an internship at MIT's Opera of the Future program with noted composer Prof. Tod Machover. Subsequently, CJH was admitted into MIT's Media Arts and Sciences program from which he expects soon to receive a Ph.D. He is Charlie Holbrow's grandson.\\ [[https://web.media.mit.edu/~holbrow/timelines/|The Media Timeline]]: Use mouse to zoom in/out; on Apple trackpad, two-finger up/down gesture to zoom; click and drag to pan the view.|[[https://youtu.be/FxrC_Kvt-zM|watch the presentation]] {{lctg:20200923_future_of_music+cjholbrow.pdf|slides}}|<color #bdbdbd>40</color>
 +|Sept 30, 2020|**Covid-19 Update** (Jerry Slate)|[[https://youtu.be/YIMcBlk7ol0|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>50</color>
 +|Oct 7, 2020|**Producing a TV Show using DaVinci Resolve** (Steve Isenberg)|[[ https://youtu.be/-663hVFRJEU |watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>33</color>
 +|Oct 14, 2020|**The CAC** Ken Pogran tells about the Lexington Communications Advisory Committee.  How did it start, what are its responsibilities, what are today's issues.|[[https://youtu.be/dJvYSL_-VCQ|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>27</color>
 +|Oct 21, 2020|Harry Forsdick:  ARPAnet & Internet Conferencing|[[https://youtu.be/kSX-G84w1Ik|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>39</color>
 +|Oct 28, 2020|**Potpourri**  Slide Rules (remember them?) (Ken Schwarz)\\ The Saga of John Rudy's New TV\\ A bit on Zoom Webinars (John Rudy)\\Recycling electronics (John Rudy)\\ Nuclear R&D Progress Update (David Kahan)|(unable to create video)|<color #bdbdbd>41</color>
 +|Nov 4, 2020|**Atomic Clocks** and, a brief history of Time (Dan Kleppner)|[[https://youtu.be/QWugPPe6M68|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>37</color>
 +|Nov 11, 2020|**Atomic Clocks (part 2)** by Dan Kleppner\\ //followed by (and not in recorded presentation)// [[https://youtu.be/BwdpElhTmV4|mRNA: Transforming Medicine]]|[[https://youtu.be/FMOlgW2SJRs|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>27</color>
 +|Nov 18, 2020|**Speech Input and Translation**. George Gamota on Google Translate.  Peter Albin on history of translation and voice recognition. Jerry Slate discusses and demonstrates Naturally Speaking.  Video on Amazon Transcribe [[https://youtu.be/jE5ey8UM56g|Amazon Transcribe is Now Generally Available]]|[[https://youtu.be/Y50z_yyogH4|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>44</color>
 +|Nov 25, 2020|//Vacation/no meeting//
 +|Dec 2, 2020|**Potpourri**\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZFjoX2cGg|One man's attempt to build a squirrel-impervious bird feeder]] (from John Rudy/20 min)\\ [[https://youtu.be/wHr3Ys-sNHs|Sand on the Table - Harmonics]]\\ [[https://www.ted.com/talks/bei_jin_is_translation_easy|Ted Talk: Is Translation Easy?]] (17 min)\\ [[https://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_other|How Trees Talk to Each Other]] (Suzanne Simard) (found by CharlieH) (18 min)|(not recorded)|<color #bdbdbd>26</color>
 +|Dec 9, 2020|Sara Seager/Distinguished MIT Professor in Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science on Venus (the planet) 1hr\\ [[https://lifehacker.com/use-this-method-from-a-former-nasa-engineer-to-defog-yo-1845817132|Scientific approach to, yes, defogging your car's windows (by the Squirrel guy)]]|(not recorded)|<color #bdbdbd>34</color>
 +|Dec 16, 2020|**Acoustic Detection & Localization of an Active Shooter or Sniper** presented by Tony Galaitsis\\ Deranged shooters and terrorist or enemy snipers have been a concern for a long time. Technological advances over the past few decades have used gunfire acoustic information to detect and localize active shooters and snipers in order to prevent or minimize their deadly impact. This presentation reviews the general state of acoustic shooter/sniper detection and localization, based on publicly available information found on the internet (YouTube videos, Wikipedia, manufacturer brochures, and published papers/patents) and some basic geometry.|[[https://youtu.be/rvY9WDWjr-s|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>29</color>
 +|Dec 23, 2020|Vacation - Enjoy the holidays!| 
 +|Dec 30, 2020|**Career stories** (update). People with careers during which interesting (and now unclassified) things have happened.  Mistakes made, lessons learned.\\ Learn from: Carl Laxarus, Bill Haley, Mike Alexander, Dick Wagner, George Burnell, David Kahan, and Dan Kleppner|[[https://youtu.be/XDl2kroVOSs|watch the presentation]]|<color #bdbdbd>37</color>
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 |Dec 25, 2019|//Christmas - no meeting//\\ Your homework is to celebrate the good things in life.| |Dec 25, 2019|//Christmas - no meeting//\\ Your homework is to celebrate the good things in life.|
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 |April 24, 2019|Documentary on Neil Armstrong|Gamota| |April 24, 2019|Documentary on Neil Armstrong|Gamota|
 |April 17, 2019|History of the World in 100 Objects (continued).  We listened to [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/aE5WngCAS7KE6hZsVKAJUg|The mechanical galleon]], [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/qZ7Y8jshRxSPEKJdc57FwQ|Mexican codex map]], [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/u6Qnc25jQ5OIO-X92mZz6Q|Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle]], and [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/lvsof-uPTpeh-VRmmywHIw|Solar powered lamp and charger]]|[[https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/a_history_of_the_world/objects.aspx#1|British Museum site]]\\ [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/british-museum-objects/|BBC site]] | |April 17, 2019|History of the World in 100 Objects (continued).  We listened to [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/aE5WngCAS7KE6hZsVKAJUg|The mechanical galleon]], [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/qZ7Y8jshRxSPEKJdc57FwQ|Mexican codex map]], [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/u6Qnc25jQ5OIO-X92mZz6Q|Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle]], and [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/lvsof-uPTpeh-VRmmywHIw|Solar powered lamp and charger]]|[[https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/a_history_of_the_world/objects.aspx#1|British Museum site]]\\ [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/british-museum-objects/|BBC site]] |
-|April 10, 2019|[[https://youtu.be/vhZWiQawsgk|Madame Curie video]] about Madame Curie and the Curie family, presented by Charlie Holbrow. Madame Curie and the Curie family will focus on her and her daughter and their characters and discoveries and how they fit into the sequence of dramatic developments in physics between the discovery of radioactivity in 1897 and the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938.  This will include some description of Lise Meitner's role in these developments and a brief mention of why she didn't get a Nobel for the discovery of nuclear fission. |{{:lctg:curie_talk_hndt.pdf|handout that wasn't handed out}} [[https://www.academia.edu/33809782/Mastering_picocoulombs_in_the_1890s_The_Curies_quartz_electrometer_instrumentation_and_how_it_shaped_early_radioactivity_history|How the Curies' piezo device worked and measured small electric current]]|+|April 10, 2019|[[https://youtu.be/vhZWiQawsgk|Madame Curie video]] about Madame Curie and the Curie family, presented by Charlie Holbrow. Madame Curie and the Curie family will focus on her and her daughter and their characters and discoveries and how they fit into the sequence of dramatic developments in physics between the discovery of radioactivity in 1897 and the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938.  This will include some description of Lise Meitner's role in these developments and a brief mention of why she didn't get a Nobel for the discovery of nuclear fission.\\ For those interested, Amazon has the movie [[https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CMDVZMP/|Radioactive]] about Marie Curie's work (free to Amazon Prime members)|{{:lctg:curie_talk_hndt.pdf|handout that wasn't handed out}} [[https://www.academia.edu/33809782/Mastering_picocoulombs_in_the_1890s_The_Curies_quartz_electrometer_instrumentation_and_how_it_shaped_early_radioactivity_history|How the Curies' piezo device worked and measured small electric current]]|
 |April 3, 2019|Showing the 2014 AI movie Ex Machina:  A young programmer is selected to participate\\ in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic (artificial) intelligence (AI) by evaluating\\ the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid.  Very intriguing movie.|FYI, the movie is available on NetFlix.| |April 3, 2019|Showing the 2014 AI movie Ex Machina:  A young programmer is selected to participate\\ in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic (artificial) intelligence (AI) by evaluating\\ the human qualities of a highly advanced humanoid.  Very intriguing movie.|FYI, the movie is available on NetFlix.|
 |March 27, 2019|[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMTdZ_3CYnc|Computer History Museum (Mountain View, CA) interview with Frank Heart (who in 1969 led the team of BBN engineers that created the ARPANET).]]\\ [[http://forsdick.com/fh/FrankHeart-Edited.mp4|slightly shortened version]]|{{lctg:arpanet.pptx|slides}}| |March 27, 2019|[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMTdZ_3CYnc|Computer History Museum (Mountain View, CA) interview with Frank Heart (who in 1969 led the team of BBN engineers that created the ARPANET).]]\\ [[http://forsdick.com/fh/FrankHeart-Edited.mp4|slightly shortened version]]|{{lctg:arpanet.pptx|slides}}|
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 |January 16, 2019|[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuIlsN32WaE|Mathematics of Weight Loss]]\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=711VklH-4fA|10 Times Michio Kaku Arguments Blew Our Minds]]\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UGC2nLnaes|TED Talk The freakonomics of McDonalds vs Drugs by Steve Levitt]]| |January 16, 2019|[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuIlsN32WaE|Mathematics of Weight Loss]]\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=711VklH-4fA|10 Times Michio Kaku Arguments Blew Our Minds]]\\ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UGC2nLnaes|TED Talk The freakonomics of McDonalds vs Drugs by Steve Levitt]]|
 |January 9, 2019|[[https://youtu.be/yDkmyQChC_U|Michael Rosenblatt, MD on "Ways That Wartime Injuries Have Influenced Civilian Medical Practice"]]|[[https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LexingtonComputerGroup/files/2019%20Presentations/MilitaryMedicineAdvancesImpactingCivilianTraumaCare.pptx|link to slides on Yahoo]]| |January 9, 2019|[[https://youtu.be/yDkmyQChC_U|Michael Rosenblatt, MD on "Ways That Wartime Injuries Have Influenced Civilian Medical Practice"]]|[[https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LexingtonComputerGroup/files/2019%20Presentations/MilitaryMedicineAdvancesImpactingCivilianTraumaCare.pptx|link to slides on Yahoo]]|
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 |December 19, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/OxpwzkwuB68|Yumio Saneyoshi on "The State of Computer Programming Education for Youth"]]| |December 19, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/OxpwzkwuB68|Yumio Saneyoshi on "The State of Computer Programming Education for Youth"]]|
 |December 12, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/lnWfzJ8j4Mo|Dr. Reinier Beeuwkes on "Fusion at MIT"]]| | |December 12, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/lnWfzJ8j4Mo|Dr. Reinier Beeuwkes on "Fusion at MIT"]]| |
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 |July 18, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/9OjDMGZQqno|George Gamota on "Is China the New Science Superpower?"]]|info on current changes in China:\\ [[https://youtu.be/SLmLPcUMci0]]\\ [[https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34592186#|in BBC News]]| |July 18, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/9OjDMGZQqno|George Gamota on "Is China the New Science Superpower?"]]|info on current changes in China:\\ [[https://youtu.be/SLmLPcUMci0]]\\ [[https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34592186#|in BBC News]]|
 |July 11, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/Ergsosta-Zs|Alan Levine on "Exoplanets" part 1]]| |July 11, 2018|[[https://youtu.be/Ergsosta-Zs|Alan Levine on "Exoplanets" part 1]]|
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 ====Links to Interesting Stuff==== ====Links to Interesting Stuff====
   * [[Recipes#Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie|John Rudy Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe]]   * [[Recipes#Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie|John Rudy Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe]]
   * Artificially mimicking people's voices and selfies.  Fortune magazine has been publishing recent articles about "deepfakes" and combating them. Artificial intelligence algorithms put convincing speech into video and audio clips. For example, "revenge porn" has been constructed by pasting women's heads onto porn actress bodies. There is also potential for fraud by impostors.  See: [[https://fortune.com/2019/07/24/fighting-deepfakes-gets-real/]] and [[https://fortune.com/tag/deepfakes/]]   * Artificially mimicking people's voices and selfies.  Fortune magazine has been publishing recent articles about "deepfakes" and combating them. Artificial intelligence algorithms put convincing speech into video and audio clips. For example, "revenge porn" has been constructed by pasting women's heads onto porn actress bodies. There is also potential for fraud by impostors.  See: [[https://fortune.com/2019/07/24/fighting-deepfakes-gets-real/]] and [[https://fortune.com/tag/deepfakes/]]
- +  * Leap day. Leap year. Meridian. And more. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJhgZBn-LHg]] 
- +  * [humor] Buddy Hacket and the 3-legged chicken.  Cows and horns.  The duck. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aww4HT5g7ig]]
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