What’s it like to be part of one of the fastest growing and most disruptive companies on the planet?
In this latest installment of The Atlantic Meets the Pacific series, Alexis Madrigal, Senior Editor of The Atlantic, talks to Facebook’s Vice President of Product Chris Cox, who offers up an insider’s look at the how and why of Facebook’s ever-evolving social network.
In a world of advanced technology, science, and environmental concern, we visit students who have a vision for the future of farming and are working to create high-tech tools to help make agriculture more precise. We also take a look at plant genetics, biotechnology, and a unique couple – an organic farmer and a plant geneticist –both of whom work at UC Davis and strongly believe that the two traditionally opposing sides actually have the same goals.
In the hands of teenagers or distracted drivers, cell phones can mean trouble. But when UCLA engineering professor Aydogan Ozcan gets a hold of one, he’s helping to save lives.
In developing countries, more than 3.4 million people die each year due to water-related diseases, while the U.S. and Europe routinely face E. coli and salmonella contamination in their food supplies. In response, Ozcan developed the first-of-its-kind microscopy tool that enables public health workers to test for harmful bacteria in the field using only a cell phone.
How do you watch TV? Until just a few years ago, there were only a few ways to answer that question: cable, satellite or good, old-fashioned “rabbit ears” antennae. But, as the availability of high-speed Internet has skyrocketed and consumers are finding ways to watch TV without a cable or satellite subscription, the list of potential answers keeps growing, and growing…
Since UCTV first went on the air in 2000, we’ve followed the technology trends, first making our programming available as a live webstream, then on-demand at our website. Then came our partnership with Google Video, which soon morphed into YouTube. Our YouTube channel is now one of YouTube’s most popular education channels with more than 50,000 subscribers and over 34.5 million video views!
Then came podcasting and our launch in Apple’s iTunesU, where we now host dozens of subject-specific feeds that garner millions of downloads each month.
This week, UCTV took its next technology leap with a new channel on Roku, an inexpensive box that connects with your TV and enables you to enjoy streaming content (such as movies, TV shows, music) on your television through your Internet connection. On Roku you’ll find a collection of content from the likes of Netflix, huluPLUS, Amazon, Pandora…and now UCTV, available for free, right on your TV. The UCTV Roku channel features a live stream of the channel as well as on-demand video organized by subject matter and special monthly features. Find out more about UCTV on Roku here.
But we’re not stopping there. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for news about our iPhone app and even more exciting developments. In the meantime, keep watching UCTV — and let us know HOW you watch!