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Understanding the Science for Tomorrow
Myth and Reality
Lectures by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman

Understanding the Science for Tomorrow (2011)
24 lectures, 12 hours
Understanding the Science for Tomorrow at TheGreatCourses.com

Science and technology are, without a doubt, two forces that will change the way you live your life in the coming months, years, and decades. Nanotechnology, quantum computing, genetic engineering; these and other fascinating fields have the power to revolutionize almost every aspect of existence, including how you eat and drink, how you communicate, how you travel, how you learn - even how long you live.

And in recent decades, these forces have evolved and developed at a lightning-fast pace. So fast, in fact, that the future of science and technology couldn't be any more exciting than it is now, as scientists are on the cusp of breakthroughs, including

  • new energy sources such as biofuels, solar photovoltaics, and nuclear fusion;
  • smaller, more powerful computers that can tap into the secrets of artificial intelligence and operate advanced robotic systems;
  • tools and equipment for making water safer to drink and food easier to grow, package, and preserve; and
  • new devices for speeding up the ways we travel from place to place and the ways we communicate and share information with one another.

These and other scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow will do more than enhance and improve everyday life. They also will help solve some of our world's most pressing crises and dilemmas, including food and water shortages, clean and reusable energy needs, detection and curing of life-threatening illnesses, and so much more. And while some of these promises are surrounded by hype and myth, the truths about them are more startling - and more important - than you ever imagined.

Explore the many possibilities of what your future may look like with Understanding the Science for Tomorrow: Myth and Reality, a scientifically accurate and enlightening survey of today's most advanced research in fields such as engineering, biology, chemistry, and theoretical physics. These 24 lectures by research scientist and Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology delve into the genuine science of today's - and tomorrow's - hottest issues in an accessible manner that helps you grasp these sometimes esoteric topics. They are designed for anyone curious about the current state of science and technology and where it is likely to be heading in the near future.

Investigate a Range of Real-World Applications

"For millennia, science has given us knowledge of how the world works that has led, in turn, to more magnificent discoveries and extraordinary innovation,"says Professor Grossman. "And yet rarely, if ever, has there existed a role for science, a scale for science, and an absolute need for science as there exists today."

Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Recognized for his cutting-edge research and innovative interdisciplinary teaching methods, Professor Grossman has also appeared on PBS and the Discovery Channel's Science Channel. His current research focuses on Developing energy sources for the future.

24 Lectures - 30 minutes each

1: Changing the Game 13: Cancer and Aging - Can They Be Defeated?
2: Magnetism - The Science of Attractions 14: Powerful Viruses - Future Friend or Foe?
3: Transportation - The Science of How We Move 15: Food or Famine - Science Holds the Key
4: Computers - Trillions of Bits per Second 16: Water - The Currency of the Next Century
5: Artificial Intelligence - Thinking Machines 17: Biofuels - The Fuel of the Future?
6: Robotics - Living with Machines 18: Solar Cells - Electricity from the Sun
7: Microscopes - The Power of Seeing It All 19: Batteries - Storing Energy Chemically
8: Nanotechnology - The New Science of Small 20: The Hydrogen Economy - Fact or Fiction?
9: Nanotechnology - Changing Everything 21: Nuclear Energy - Harnessing Star Power
10: Genetic Engineering - Life's Building Blocks 22: Prediction - From Storms to Stocks
11: Synthetic Life - Making Life from Scratch 23: Communication - Transcending Time and Space
12: The Brain - Your Body's Supercomputer 24: Science in the Future


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Understanding the Science for Tomorrow
Myth and Reality
Lectures by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman

Sioux Falls Scientists endorse Understanding the Science for Tomorrow
for showing us the Myth and Reality of what is possible. That much
of what we hear and read about is just fairy-tale physics.