April 3, 2014

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL, USA

UChicago Science on the Screen

Your middle ear comes from the jawbone of a prehistoric fish. Your skin and hair can be traced to a shrew-like mammal that lived around 195 million years ago. As for your bad back — well, you can thank your primate ancestors for that. How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today?

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February 26, 2014

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

The Biomedical Applications of 3D Printing

The impact of 3D printing is expected to affect all of our lives at some point in the near future, whether it will be in the products we buy, the educational tools we use, or the medical care we seek.

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October 29, 2013

The Hopleaf

Molecular modeling on computers can provide great benefits to society in a wide range of fields, such as medicine and the production and storage of renewable energy. It is a powerful tool that provides a window into the chemical world that is unparalleled in its ability to visualize the nano- and sub-nano environment. Read more…

September 24, 2013

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Baldwin Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Since 1974, there has been mounting evidence of declining human sperm counts in several industrialized populations. But there are marked differences in occurrence and timing between regions, suggesting an environmental effect. Sperm counts have not yet declined to levels where fertility is severely threatened, but how serious is the problem and what might the future hold for our species?

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February 21, 2013

McDermot, Will & Emery
227 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Bioluminescence is everywhere on earth—most of all in the ocean, from angler fish in the depths to the flashing of dinoflagellates at the surface. Woody Hastings explores the natural history, evolution, and biochemistry of the diverse array of organisms that emit light.

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April 19, 2012

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States

There are many serious threats facing our oceans today. Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink will explore two of these merging issues. First, ocean acidification: over the last decade scientists have shown that human-caused increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are affecting the chemistry of our oceans, altering the main food web and proving harmful for many forms of marine life. Read more…