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May 2018

Science on Tap: Brain Health

05.15.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Meet, drink and talk science during Loudoun County Public Library's Science on Tap series.  Old Ox Brewery serves up the drinks! This month, we’re diving deep into our craniums. Your brain never stops learning to move your body. Dr. Amy J. Bastian of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will talk about the many learning mechanisms in the brain that control the coordinated actions of more than 600 muscles of the human body. Discover why we…

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June 2018

Science on Tap

06.05.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Meet, drink and talk science during Loudoun County Public Library's series for adults 21 and older. Of the endless mental feats we engage in, predictions are among the most common and the least noticed. Regardless of whether the prediction is made by a biological system or engineered one, to make a prediction a model is needed to infer the future state of something form its past states. This month, Anthony Leonardo of Janelia Research Campus explores how models and inferences are…

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July 2018

Science on Tap

07.10.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Meet, drink and talk science during Loudoun County Public Library's series for adults 21 and older. This month, Peter Wilcyznski will provide an overview of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) to include updates in Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Earth Science and NASA's reimbursable program mission areas. He will also discuss SMD's goals in the areas of Advancing National Science and Exploration, Safeguarding and Improving Life and Executing a Balanced and Integrated Science Program. Future missions worth watching will be highlighted. Peter…

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August 2018

Science on Tap

08.07.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Meet, drink and talk science during Loudoun County Public Library's series for adults 21 and older. This month, Janelia Research Campus senior fellow Ulrike Heberlein will discuss the brain mechanisms that lead to addiction, a major problem in medicine and society today. She will describe the development of the fruit fly as a model system to unravel the genetic and environmental underpinnings of alcoholism. Natural rewards (such as sex) and drug rewards (such as alchohol) and how they interact in the brain…

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September 2018

Science on Tap

09.11.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Inquisitive minds meet cutting-edge concepts during Loudoun County Public Library's monthly program for adults 21+ at Old Ox Brewery. For this go-round, we're diving into the world of pharmaceutical drug discovery to find out how drugs are developed and why we don't have a cure for everything. Although huge strides have been made in the industry, drugs typically come with several warnings and side effects, and numerous diseases have no treatment at all. Bruce Kimmel, CEO of Vidrio Technologies, LLC,…

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October 2018

Science on Tap: The Dark Web

10.02.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Inquisitive minds meet cutting-edge concepts during Loudoun County Public Library's monthly program for adults 21+ at Old Ox Brewery. In this installment, we're diving deep into the murkiest corners of the Internet. The Dark Web: You've heard about it -- but do you really know what it is? Your guide through this cyber landscape is Warren Holston, a 30-year veteran of the national intelligence and defense community. Holston will explain what the Dark Web is, how it's used and ways…

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November 2018

Science on Tap: The Biology of Self

11.13.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Meet, drink and talk science during Loudoun County Public Library's series for adults 21 and older. This month, embark on an exploration of self-awareness with Nelson Spruston, a Senior Director at the Janelia Research Campus. We'll examine humankind’s pursuit to understand the nature of self — from the philosophical discussions in Ancient Greece to the modern concepts of neuroscience that unveil the biological basis of self. To learn more about this program as well as upcoming installments of Science on Tap, visit https://bit.ly/2GmcUSW.

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December 2018

Science on Tap: The Bomb Detective

12.04.2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. to go behind the scenes of the FBI’s bomb lab with Chief Explosives Scientist Kirk Yeager in the next installment of Loudoun County Public Library's monthly series at Old Ox Brewery. After a terrorist's bomb goes off, the race to put it back together begins, and it's usually led by Yeager. Hear about how the FBI investigates terrorist-made explosives and works to find new ways to detect and stop them. To learn more…

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January 2019

Science on Tap: The Economics of Climate Change

01.08.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Inquisitive minds meet cutting-edge concepts during Loudoun County Public Library's monthly program for adults 21+ at Old Ox Brewery. In this installment, Dr. Giovanni Baiocchi, from the Univeristy of Maryland, looks at the interdisciplinary science of climate change from scientific, technological, economic and behavioral perspectives. To learn more about this program as well as upcoming installments of Science on Tap, visit https://bit.ly/2GmcUSW.

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February 2019

Science on Tap: Birds, Bats and Wind Turbines

02.05.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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As our nation works to advance renewable energy and to conserve wildlife, some conflicts arise. To address these challenges, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting innovative research and developing workable solutions to reduce the impacts of renewable energy production on wildlife. Join Loudoun County Public Library at Old Ox Brewery to hear about the latest work from Mona Khalil, who leads the USGS Energy and Wildlife Research Program, in this month's edition of the Science on Tap series. To…

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