Month: March 2012

Your Favorite Riverside Landscape – Why it Matters to Scientists

By Kelly Huang, March 21, 2012, 6:45 PM, Downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Riverside properties are popular for those who enjoy watching the river flow, the wildlife, and recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and floating. However, when it floods, riverside residents

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How to Build a Mountain Range

By Karl Lang, March 21, 2012, 6PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Have you ever watched the sun set behind the Olympic Mountains and asked yourself, “How did those mountains get in the way of my sunset?” Well… it’s complicated. Come

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Helping Computers Find Meaning they Lost in Translation

By Katie Kuksenok, March 7, 2012, 8 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. Thousands of different languages are spoken around the world, limiting our ability to communicate globally. Translation can help to overcome this barrier, but is often prohibitively expensive and

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Mission Impossible: A Sperm’s Perilous Journey to the Center of the Egg

By Katrina Claw, March 1, 2012, 8:15 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. The sperm and the egg are the basic foundations for fertilization and reproduction to occur. This process cumulates when the sperm penetrates the egg. Across the kingdom of

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English Holly – Welcomed Guest or Escape Artist?

By Andrea Watts, March 1, 2012, 7:30 PM, downstairs at Town Hall Seattle. English holly is being found in rural areas without being deliberately planted, worrying people who want to maintain the integrity of Pacific Northwest forests. Natural resources managers consider

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