Lunch ‘n Learn presentation: The National Science Foundation has funded a multimillion-dollar Engineering Research Center based at Princeton University that is expected to revolutionize sensor technology, yielding devices that have a unique ability to detect minute amounts of chemicals found in the atmosphere, emitted from factories or exhaled in human breath. The speakers will talk about the work of the center and discuss an atmospheric field campaign in Beijing this summer. The summer field campaign was directed at monitoring air quality, clouds and precipitation during the 2008 Olympic games. Of particular importance are analyses of the impacts of pollution reduction strategies implemented for the Olympic Games. The center – dubbed MIRTHE, for Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment – will combine the work of about 40 faculty members, 10 post-docs, 70 graduate students and 30 undergraduates from the six universities.
Ed Rush and Optical’s seminal 1998 full length debut "Wormhole" always gets all the love… and for good reason. It pretty much changed the game for drum n bass, single-handedly dragging the sound into an unprecedented, new frontier. But it’s the duos follow up, "The Creeps" (released in 2000) that always did it for me.
It carefully built upon the rolling, techno-funk of its predecessor but was somehow this even funkier, grittier soul - the production streamlined to yet another level. It’s aimed straight for the dancefloor, yet can just as easily be appreciated driving high speed down the interstate, during late night subway rides, or just spacing out on your bedroom floor inside a great pair of headphones. I’ve always felt the whole album works so well as one piece so I thought it was appropriate to showcase it on our podcast, in full, in October of course, an entire 10 years after it’s release (wow, I feel old!).
Joey Breakdown mixing Ed Rush & Opticals’ "The Creeps": Ed Rush and Optical - Resurrection (feat. Ryme Tyme) - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Check Out Time - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Reach Out - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Rock The House - Virus Ed Rush and Optical w/ Matrix - Flightpath - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - The Creeps - Virus Optical & Ryme Tyme - White Lightning - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Pacman - Virus Ed Rush and Optical - Greed - Virus Ed Rush and Optical w/ Matrix - Fastlane (feat. Ryme Tyme) - Virus
Paul Krugman, 2008 Nobel Economist and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era (Princeton University Press, May 26, 2013) examines eight presidencies to advise the current White House on effective foreign policy.