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Derald J Tucker II

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A Star Has Fallen

PRESENTED ON MAY 31, 2018
IN LONG BEACH @ VOL 9

Derald John Tucker II, Long Beach Native
"A Star Has Fallen"
Finding meaning in the cycles of the planet Venus.

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For the Love of Astronomy

BY NEIL GHOSH
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 30, 2012

Neil Ghosh shares his love for astronomy, and takes us on a tour that covers different aspects of the science, tying it to his own personal learning of it. (in English)

We have visited and moon and come back, sent space crafts beyond the edge of solar system which are still sending us signals. We have seen beyond our galaxy through telescopes and even discovered earth like planets in alien solar systems. Human being's quest for celestial outreach has began thousands of years ago and increased dramaically ever since.

This is a small tour of how it typically started with absolutely no scientific background and why does the space thrills people every time we talk about it. The nature has always surprised us beyond our wildest imagination. The scale of numbers and units are literally astronomical.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 15, 2014.

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Cooking like a Wok Star

BY ELEANOR HOH
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 15, 2013

Eleanor Hoh shares how she learned wok cooking from her mother and adapted it to a western kitchen. She showcases her Wok Star Kit designed to help people be successful by providing the right tools and techniques, heat source and good ingredients.  Eleanor insists when cooking is a creative and fun process, it eliminates the chore of “what’s for dinner?” and shortens the cooking and cleanup time, so anyone can become a Wok Star! 

 

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The World's Most Powerful Battery

BY JANNA LEVIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Professor of physics and astronomy Janna Levin is fascinated with the idea of using black holes to make elctronic circuits. With a magnetic field one trillion times the size of the earth, a black hole has the potential of producing one quintillion volts. Janna discusses what would be neccessary to carry out such a monumental task. 

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Astronomical Transits

BY DON SPAIN
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Don Spain speaks about the discovery of the Planet Venus and its beautiful eclipse. He also briefly talks about other wonders of the universe. 

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Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star

BY JAY DUCOTE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 27, 2016

"I learned how to cook by throwing LSU tailgate parties." 

In Jay Ducote Dishes on Food Network Star from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 1Jay Ducote shares the story of when he was on the TV show Food Network Star. Ducote is a food and beverage writer, radio host, culinary personality, professional chef, and self-proclaimed "hugger." He could talk about his numerous television appearances, the fact that he was named one of the top 100 amateur chefs in America by FOX’s MasterChef, his award-winning radio show, his product line, the fact that he has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City this July, or that he'll be opening his first restaurant, Gov't Taco, in 2017. But we only gave him 400 seconds.

This was "PechaKucha of the Week" on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016. 

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The story of European secularism

BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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Star Wars, Star Trek - Zukunftstechnik heute

BY ALOIS HERKOMMER
@ VOL 29 ON MAY 11, 2017

Sind wir nicht alle begeistert vor dem Fernseher oder im Kinosessel gesessen und haben all die genialen technischen Spielereien angewundert. Alois Herkommer zeigt in seinem Vortrag auf, wo aus Film-Requisiten bereits Realitäten wurden.

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You: A Natural History

BY WILLIAM IRVINE
@ VOL 37 ON DEC 13, 2018

William Irvine is professor of philosophy at Wright State University.  He has written books on such diverse topics as rowing, human desire, and the ancient philosophy Stoicism.  His most recent book, from Oxford University Press, is titled "You: A Natural History." In it he explores the extended, multidimensional history of the reader, including your ancestry, the history of your component cells and atoms, and the history of your species and genes.  

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Astronomy with Emily Freeland

BY EMILY FREELAND
@ VOL 66 ON JUN 12, 2019

The astronomer Emily Freeland gives her second PechaKucha and it is just as mind-blowing as the previous one!