The Tech ConnectsA series of lectures and panel discussion.
A Surprising Source of Innovation
Stephen Palumbi in conversation with Angie Coiro
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Steve Palumbi teamed up with his son and writer Anthony Palumbi to introduce readers to "The Extreme Life of the Sea" - to be published March 26. The Extreme Life of the Sea reveals the startling ways the ocean has influenced human innovation and technology -- humpback-whale fins inspire fan blade shapes, ice fish lend their anti-freeze-like proteins to the ice cream industry, and the cone snail's toxins create pain killers more potent than morphine.
Professor Palumbi has published on the genetics and evolution of sea urchins, whales, cone snails, corals, sharks, and spiders.
|From Earth to Mars|
Pascal Lee in conversation with Angie Coiro
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
The first human mission to Mars will be humanity's greatest undertaking in space exploration in the 21st century. Pascal Lee will discuss progress being made around the world, from the Arctic to Antarctica, from basement labs to the International Space Station, to achieve the first human voyage to Mars.
Dr. Pascal Lee is co-founder and chairman of the Mars Institute, a senior planetary scientist at the SETI Institute and the director of the NASA Haughton Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field.
|Let's Talk Cyber Security|
James Barrese in conversation with Angie Coiro
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
It's been a busy year for PayPal, which has launched more digital payments products since the start of 2013 than in the previous five years combined. At the helm of many of these innovations is James Barrese, a former eBay executive who now is PayPal's chief technology officer.
James Barrese is currently PayPal's chief technology officer and senior vice president and formerly Vice president at eBay, vice president of engineering at e-commerce philanthropy company Charitableway.