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NASA Ames Technical Library

NASA Ames Technical Library

Director's Colloquia

The 2014 Director's Colloquium Summer Series talks are now available on YouTube

DVD recordings of the following colloquia may be checked out from the Main and Life Sciences libraries:

May 31, 2012
The fifth-force / Charles Pellerin (AAV-2500)

February 23, 2012
Sitting kills, moving heals: secrets from space for long and healthy living on Earth / Joan Vernikos (AAV-2488)

February 8, 2012
Future NASA biomedical applications and countermeasures for long duration human space flight and exploration / Richard Linnehan (AAV-2485)

October 18, 2011
Cislunar space: the next frontier / Paul Spudis (AAV-2466)

September 20, 2011
Explorer, nobel laureate, astrobiologist: things you never knew about Barry Blumberg / Carl Pilcher (AAV-2463)

August 9, 2011
Perchlorate and organics in mid-latitudes on Mars and implications for the search for life / Chris McKay (AAV-2456)

August 2, 2011
Honing in on the eta-Earth: Kepler's hunt for habitable planets / Natalie Batalha (AAV-2453)

July 26, 2011
Microbial systems: nexus roles for astrobiology, energy and space / Leslie Prufert-Bebout (AAV-2452)

July 19, 2011
Using science research tools and approaches in air quality management decision-making / Katherine Hoag (AAV-2451)

July 14, 2011
Aerodynamics of sports balls / Rabindra Mehta (AAV-2447)

July 12, 2011
Smoothing the bumps: human-systems integration research at NASA / Mary Kaiser (AAV-2441)

July 12, 2011
Synthetic biology for synthetic chemistry / Jay Keasling (AAV-2440)

July 5, 2011
Protecting Earth from asteroids / S. Pete Worden (AAV-2437)

June 23, 2011
Science to inspire and science to serve / Waleed Abdalati (AAV-2434)

June 14, 2011
Dune: the other habitable planet / Kevin Zahnle (AAV-2431)

June 7, 2011
Overview of science at the EPA and ground water cleanup research / Matthew Small (AAV-2430)

February 23, 2011
Recent results from the Kepler Mission / William Borucki (AAV-2412)

February 9, 2011 
Microbes and the four basic strategies for life on Earth / Felisa Wolfe-Simon (AAV-2404)

January 27, 2011 
A candidate near-term satellite system for domestic air traffic control / Richard L. Garwin (AAV-2399)

August 17, 2010 
Structured wikis at work / Peter Thoeny (AAV-2379)

August 10, 2010 
Aerodynamics and debris transport for the space shuttle launch vehicle / Stuart Rogers (AAV-2378)

August 3, 2010 
Vision science and visual technology / Andrew Watson (AAV-2376)

July 27, 2010 
A "Follow the energy" approach in astrobiology / Tori Hoehler (AAV-2374)

July 21, 2010 
The Columbia crew survival investigation report: What happened to the STS-107 Columbia crew and what can be learned from it / Nigel Packham (AAV-2371)

July 20, 2010 
Experimentation in aerodynamics / Laura Kushner (AAV-2370)

July 6, 2010 
Earth science collaborative for ecological forecasting / Ramakrishna Nemani (AAV-2368)

June 29, 2010 
Catching shadows: Kepler's search for new worlds / Natalie Batalha (AAV-2367)

June 22, 2010 
When will it break?: Prognostics and health management in aeronautics and space applications / Kai Goebel (AAV-2366)

June 15, 2010 
Water on the moon / Anthony Colaprete (AAV-2361)

June 8, 2010 
Pavilion lakes research project: Using underwater field science to prepare humans for future planetary exploration / Darlene Lim (AAV-2364)

April 22, 2010 
Facing scarcity: California's urban water challenges / Dr. Richard Luthy (AAV-2347)

March 10, 2010 
Aeons before the big bang / Sir Roger Penrose (AAV-2338)

August 19, 2008
When will we Discover the Extraterrestrials? / Dr. Seth Shostak (AAV-2265)

August 12, 2008
Missions to Investigate the Polar Ice of Mars: Phoenix and Beyond / Dr. Christopher McKay (AAV-2261)

August 7, 2008
Prospects for Defeating Aging Altogether / Dr. Aubrey de Grey (AAV-2259)

August 5, 2008
Protecting Earth from Asteroids / Dr. S. Pete Worden (AAV-2258)

July 31, 2008
The Dark Side of the Universe / Professor Patricia Burchat (AAV-2255)

July 29, 2008
Exploring for Evidence of Habitable Environments and Life on Early Earth and on Mars / Dr. David Des Marais (AAV-2254)

July 22, 2008
Synopsis of Ames’ Contribution to Entry Technology and Applications: An Historical Perspective 1953-2036 / Dr. James Arnold (AAV-2251)

July 15, 2008
From Infrared Astrophysics to Astrobiology / Dr. Louis Allamandola (AAV-2249)

July 10, 2008
Future of Air Travel – the Commercial Side / Andrew Magill (AAV-2248)

July 8, 2008
Life in Extreme Environments: Sunburn, Sex and Life in the Universe / Dr. Lynn Rothschild (AAV-2247)

June 24, 2008
Global Research into Energy and the Environment at NASA (GREEN) / Dr. Jonathan Trent (AAV-2243)

June 17, 2008
Prospecting for Water Ice on the Moon: NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Mission / Dr. Jennifer Heldmann (AAV-2240)

June 10, 2008
Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of NASA: The Giants on Whose Shoulders We Stood / John W. Boyd (AAV-2239)

December 5, 2007
Energy from Space: The Case for R&D / Dr. Marty Hoffert (AAV-2204)

November 27, 2007
Ocean Exploration for the 21st Century / Dr. Marcia McNutt (AAV-2203)

November 16, 2007
Air Transportation: A Tale of Prisoners, Sheep and Autocrats / Dr. George Donohue (AAV-2202)

August 21, 2007
The High Lakes Project / Nathalie Cabrol (AAV-2201)

August 14, 2007
Titan: Rain, Storms, Lakes and Organic Goo / Dr. Chris McKay (AAV-2189)

August 7, 2007
Samples Returned to Earth From Comet 81P/Wild 2 by the Stardust Spacecraft / Scott Sandford (AAV-2200)

May 9, 2007
Nobel Prize Winner / John Mather (AAV-2152)

May 3, 2007
Google Goes Solar / Robyn Beavers (AAV-2130)

March 13, 2007
The Asteroid Option: Sending Small Bodies to Small Bodies / Tom Jones (AAV-2150)

January 31, 2007
Exploration of the USS Macon with Advanced Marine Technology / Chris Grech and Steve Rock (AAV-2136)

January 9, 2007
Expedition 13 Debrief / Jeff Williams (AAV-2124)

October 25, 2006
View from the Center of the Universe / Joel Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams (AAV-2109)

July 20, 2006
The Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission / Scott Sandford (AAV-2095)

April 12, 2006
Return to Flight Discovery’s Mission to the International Space Station / Steve Robinson (AAV-2078)

May 19, 2005
Sustainable Seas – The Vision and Reality / Dr. Sylvia Earle (AAV-1996)

April 28, 2005
The Ten Most Important Lessons You Didn’t Learn in Engineering School / Dr. William Ballhaus (AAV-1994)

April 21, 2005
The New Universe / Jonathan Dorfan (AAV-1986)

January 20, 2005
Encouraging Girls and Women in Science and Engineering / Dr. Sally Ride (AAV-1972)

September 20, 2004
Electro-Magnetic Guns for the Navy / Professor Hans Mark (AAV-1954)

August 19, 2004
Creating a Star in the Laboratory / Dr. Michael Anastasio (AAV-1948)

August 10, 2004
The Optiputer: Using Networks to Create Planetary-Scale Supercomputer / Professor Larry Smarr (AAV-1946)

July 30, 2004
Science Results from Spirit and Opportunity / Professor Steven Squyres (AAV-1945)

June 10, 2004
The Discovery of Superfluidity in Helium-3 as Seen Through the Eyes of a Graduate Student / Professor Doug Osheroff (AAV-1939)

October 21, 2003
Understanding and Appreciating the Wright Brothers / William F. Chana (AAV-1892)

April 16, 2003
A New Kind of Science / Dr. Stephen Wolfram (AAV-1856)

February 3, 2003
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Project / Professor Steven Squyres (AAV-1835)

December 5, 2001
The Tuskegee Airmen / Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (AAV-1813)

October 16, 2000
Everest Environmental Expedition 2000: Mission Success with Extreme Risk / Robert Hoffman (AAV-1991)

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