[ASC-list] Sydney: Ultimo Science Festival FREE evening talks

Shore, Jesse JesseS at PHM.GOV.AU
Sun Aug 24 07:36:02 UTC 2008

More FREE evening science talks as part of the Ultimo Science Festival
this week. 


If all the talks were on the same night you might come away with the
impression that Einstein zapped microbes out of plasma using textile
making bacteria stuck on acupuncture needles while in the comfort of his
green nano-home of the future. But fortunately there is only one night
where you have to choose who to hear so coherence may triumph. 


The Einstein Lecture

Find out where we have come in a hundred odd years since Einstein made
his renowned leaps of understanding. Joe Khachan from Sydney University
will perform energy demonstrations with his feet in Einstein and head in
tomorrow. Be astounded by what we have already achieved and what the
future holds.

Who: Joe Khachan, University of Sydney

What: Talk with demonstrations

When: 25-Aug, 6 - 8pm

Where: Powerhouse Museum (in partnership with the Australian Institute
of Physics, NSW)



Fermented fashion and tissue engineering 

Fashion that starts with a bottle of wine and a microbe. This project
explores forms of futuristic dress-making and textile technology by
staring with microbiology. And what other possibilities will tissue
engineering offer for art, food and society?

Who: Presented by Gary Cass, University of Western Australia and Henry

What: Talk and view the dresses in the gallery

When: 26-Aug, 6 - 8pm

Where: Ultimo TAFE Bldg C, The Muse Gallery



Acupuncture: A prick for all occasions

This talk will explore the types of ailments and conditions that are
treated by acupuncture today. It will examine how acupuncture is
currently practiced, what you can expect from an acupuncture treatment
and the basic mechanism of acupuncture.

Who: Presented by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at UTS

What: Talk

When: 27-Aug, 6 -7pm

Where: UTS Bldg 2, level 4, room 29



Functional future homes

Low energy consumption and big savings with green technology. Making the
average home more energy efficient and pleasant to live in is getting
easier with advances in green nanotechnology.

Who: Professor Geoff Smith, UTS

What: Talk

When: 28-Aug, 6 - 7pm

Where: UTS Science Bldg 4, level 2, room 34



Revenge of the body snatchers

Parasites infect billions of people worldwide, mostly in developing
countries. Parasites can multiply their numbers at a phenomenal rate.
Find out how scientists will combat these parasites in this gory
presentation by parasitologists from the ARC/NHMRC Research Network for
Parasitology and UTS.

Who: Sheila Donnelly, Institute for the Biotechnology of Infectious
Diseases, UTS

What: Talk and see living parasites under microscopes

When: 28-Aug, 6 - 8pm

Where: Ultimo TAFE Bldg C, The Muse Gallery



Check out the festival website for even more events. 


See you there, 

For the Ultimo Science Festival, 22-31 August 2008,
www.ultimosciencefestival.com, a National Science Week event

Dr Jesse Shore 
Senior curator, Sciences 
Powerhouse Museum 
PO Box K346 
Haymarket, NSW 1238 
Tel: +61 (0)2 9217 0176 
Fax: +61 (0)2 9217 0355 
email: jesses at phm.gov.au 


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