Date & Time Wed, 03/04/2009 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview * In Scientific American 2008, Bill Gates has called for a robot in every home by 2020. San Diego Science Festival In Japan, South Korea, and Norway, robots are quickly becoming the companions of the elderly, in some
Date & Time Wed, 02/04/2009 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview February 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth, an anniversary that will be marked by numerous discussions about his work, which served as a basis for much of what we now understand as the theory of evolution.
Date & Time Wed, 01/07/2009 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview This panel explored the complexities of race and culture in the practice of medicine. Some of the questions addressed were: How do the concepts of race and culture alter the practice of medicine? In what ways might it be
Date & Time Wed, 12/03/2008 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview This concluding Ethics CEnter event of 2008 reflected on some of the lead science stories in 2008. To address these issues we invited San Diego journalists, Bradley Fikes, Kenny Goldberg and Terri Somers, to join us in a
Date & Time Wed, 11/05/2008 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview The health care system is rapidly moving from paper formats to electronic formats. It is modernizing much in the same way that financial systems in banks did decades ago. However, in the health care system, the new electronic
Date & Time Wed, 10/01/2008 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview One of the questions in the public eye with this year’s Presidential election is the relationship between government and science. If science is supported by the government, is it reasonable to expect that the government should have a
Date & Time Wed, 09/03/2008 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview The 2008 Olympics and competitive athletics in general increasingly confront us with questions about new means of enhancing human performance. As pharmacology, physiology, and technology continue to advance, we will be more and more challenged to re-define what
Date & Time Wed, 08/06/2008 5:30pm-7:00pm Overview Advancements in camera, video, and sensor technology have led a variety of public and private organizations to track our movements and activities. Anonymous technicians are documenting our identity, constructing our profiles, logging our Internet use, monitoring our preferences,