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Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM BBCs The Compass

A Tale of Two Rivers -- Susan Marling explores how the regeneration of urban rivers in Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur is re-writing those cities. Urban waterways have long been the neglected backyard, the toxic dumping ground where citizens feared to venture. But following some pioneering examples, like the Singapore River and the cleaning of the Thames in London, city planners have realized that rivers can provide recreational opportunities, help solve transportation problems with paths and cycle-ways, and kick-start wider regeneration -- in housing, water management and social improvement of city centers. Though Los Angeles and Malaysias Kuala Lumpur are very different cities, they share many of the challenges and potential benefits that bringing their rivers back to life presents.

Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM BBCs The Compass

A Tale of Two Rivers -- Susan Marling explores how the regeneration of urban rivers in Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur is re-writing those cities. Urban waterways have long been the neglected backyard, the toxic dumping ground where citizens feared to venture. But following some pioneering examples, like the Singapore River and the cleaning of the Thames in London, city planners have realized that rivers can provide recreational opportunities, help solve transportation problems with paths and cycle-ways, and kick-start wider regeneration -- in housing, water management and social improvement of city centers. Though Los Angeles and Malaysias Kuala Lumpur are very different cities, they share many of the challenges and potential benefits that bringing their rivers back to life presents.

Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 -- 2:00 AM The Computer History Museum Presents: Why Software Matters to Government Intelligence

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is the science and technology research arm for the US intelligence community. IARPA invests in high risk/high payoff programs to tackle the biggest challenges in intelligence gathering and analysis. Its programs range from quantum computing and autonomous vehicles, to bioinformatics and neuroscience.IARPA Director Dr. Jason Matheny discusses some of the organizations most exciting research projects with David Brock, director of the Computer History Museum's Center for Software History.

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