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Kiki Sanford
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Lives in San Francisco, CA
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scientific interpreter
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Science communication and translation, hosting and presenting, emceeing, script writing, radio and television production, voice over work, axe kicks...
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  • Freelance Science Presenter, 2012 - present
    I want to help you tell the world about your science.
  • TWiT.tv
    Producer/Host, 2009 - 2012
  • Science Channel
    Contributer, 2009 - 2010
  • University of California
  • WNBC
    Producer
  • Revision3
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  • Pixelcorps
    Producer/Host
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San Francisco, CA
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Linden, CA - Davis, CA - NYC
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Dr. Kiki to everyone except Google+. I bring the science.
Introduction

Kirsten Sanford, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Kiki) is dedicated to making science a part of everyone’s lives.

Dr. Kiki holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from U.C. Davis, and is a specialist in learning and memory. She is also the founder and host of the popular This Week in Science radio show, a weekly program broadcast from U.C. Davis and avidly followed by thousands of fans worldwide.

In 2005, Dr. Kiki was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science & Engineering. Following the fellowship, she worked as a television news producer at WNBC in New York City with noted health and science reporter Dr. Max Gomez.

In late 2007 and early 2008, Dr. Kiki expanded her communications work into online video, starring in both On Networks successful series Food Science and Revision3's variety show PopSiren. She also appeared regularly on Revision3’s Systm, and hosted several episodes of MacBreak during the PixelCorp’s coverage of the 2008 and 2009 MacWorld conference. 

Additionally, Dr. Kiki hosted Potential Energy and Green Tech Today, podcasts about alternative energy concerns and solutions, and was a regular guest on both This Week in Media and This Week in Tech. She contributes to Skepticblog.org and to her own blog, The Bird's Brain.

Dr. Kiki's Science Hour, an acclaimed science interview program on noted technology pundit, Leo Laporte's TWiT.tv, ran from 2010-2012.

Dr. Kiki’s new media efforts initiated her entry into television in 2008. She co-hosted the pilot for a skeptical reality TV show called The Skeptologists. She was also reporter-at-large for the Science Channel and a contributor to their show, Brink, and has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors.

In 2013, Dr. Kiki hosted programs for Google and the Google Science Fair involving noted scientists and political activists.

She has also written for Scientific American and Discover.com.

In her spare time, Dr. Kiki has dabbled in sailing, gymnastics, martial arts, hula hooping, and yoga. She enjoys bird-watching, cooking, reading fiction novels, watching movies, dancing to loud music, and a nice glass of red wine… not necessarily in that order or at the same time.

 

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Science brained, TWIS creator, Tae Kwon Do black belt, Mom.
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  • UC Davis
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Dr. Kiki, Kirsten Sanford
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Conspiracy theorists! The noise is a whale:
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They just want you to think it was a whale....
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Palcohol... like Kool-aid for the over-21 crowd. #fileunderreallybadidea
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Oh dear, progress, so called, often is really regress.

I wonder what the positive spin offs from this could be?

There are bound to be a few I expect. 
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Smart App Moms - Birthday Party

Birthday Party is a multi-touch app for kids created by Toca Boca in partnership with Parenting Magazine.

It takes inspiration from the childhood tea party games of imagination, and allows kids and parents to play at having a birthday party.

Check out what we had to say about it!

Follow us on Twitter:@SmartAppMoms
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Blink...

... and you'll control a camera.
 
Vernor Vinge foresaw this: newly patented technology could potentially allow Google to shrink Google Glass eyewear to the size of a single contact lens. Rather than be controlled by voice, those wearing the contacts would command their device through “a sophisticated system” of “unique blinking patterns.”  I prefer the interface methods I discuss in EXISTENCE.  Blink signaling is going to be very very dorky.  

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-may-be-developing-contact-lenses-that-contain-82730529423.html
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thank God 4this so special
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It's almost time to celebrate!!!
 
Yuri's Night is April 12.  Come on.  It's when we first stood up and (briefly-tentatively) left the Earth. Celebrate.

http://yurisnight.net/#/home
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Some two new stars ?
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Peer Review Review

The next Bay Area Science Online will discuss the subject of post-publication peer review. This chart developed by +Zen Faulkes is definitely thought-provoking, and might be a nice place to start the conversation.

+William Gunn 
 
In case you missed it because you were out on holiday Friday: I try to plot the universe of peer review in a single graph:

http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-varieties-of-peer-review.html
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The chart emerged from post-publication peer review of my own article about... post-publication peer review. It just came out last week. The link below is #OpenAccess (It's paywalled at Science Direct, alas.)

http://www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273%2814%2900288-8
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OMG! This is so cool.
 
This Norwegian Engineer Is Creating Some Creepy Transformer-Like Robots…

Click below to see these crazy robots in action...

http://www.industrytap.com/norwegian-engineer-creating-creepy-transformer-like-robots/19478
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Wie geil !!!!
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Bingo!
 
Confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet in habitable zone

The +NASA Kepler team just announced the confirmed existence of an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its host star. 

This planet is about 500 light years away from our solar system in the constellation Cygnus the swan. It's orbiting an M-dwarf star, also known as a red dwarf, which are the most abundant known stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

The planet's orbit is about 130 days, compared to our 365 days, and since the star is much cooler than the Sun, receives about 1/3 of the solar radiation. The warmth of the planet is unknown, because that would depend on composition of its atmosphere, which has not been established at this point. 

Read more here: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/#.U1AaGvldWSp 

#Kepler186f   #KeplerSpaceTelescope   #Kepler   #Exoplanet   #ScienceEveryday  
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Smart App Moms

It's my new show! Check out Episode 2. We look at Pocket Frogs, a digital pet game for kids and adults.

http://youtu.be/f3Sa2QYwRs8
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a.a how r u ?
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