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February 2018

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

February 28, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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A Rainy Day Books author event co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library. Dr. Michio Kaku will discuss his latest book, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth.

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March 2018

Second Saturday Conversation: An Introduction to Intellectual Property

March 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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An overview of patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets, and the services offered by the Library and how you can access them.

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Unfolding ‘The Deepest Mysteries of Creation’ with CRISPR Gene-editing Technology

March 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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With a revolutionary technology called CRISPR that was discovered in a most unexpected way, we have entered a new era of precision genetic manipulation, in which diseases and cancers could be erased in patients, but so too could heritable genetic changes be engineered in human embryos. What will we choose to do with this awesome power?

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April 2018

The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA’s Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

April 5, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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The TVs of Tomorrow is a portrait of American innovation during the Cold War, which confirms that success in the electronics industry hinges upon input from both the laboratory and the boardroom.

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Second Saturday Conversation: Sabermetrics and the Empirical Analysis of Baseball

April 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Dr. Daniel Mack, Director of Baseball Analytics and Research Science with the Kansas City Royals, returns to the Library to talk about the art and science of sabermetrics.

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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.