This episode features industry luminary, Anders Hejlsberg. Before coming to Microsoft in 1996 he was well noted for his work as the principal engineer of Turbo Pascal and the chief architect of the Delphi product line. At Microsoft, he was the architect for the Visual J++ development system and the Windows Foundation Classes (WFC). Promoted to Distinguished Engineer in 2000, Anders is the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of Microsoft's .NET Framework. In this show, Anders is joined by a surprise guest.

The presence of the Y chromosome triggers a human embryo to become male. Dr. David Page describes how the Y chromosome was once very much like every other gene-filled chromosome, but in the course of vertebrate evolution has lost almost every function except making males.

When Anne Beidler began to notice changes in her vision, she feared the worst: she'd watched her mother lose her sight from macular degeneration. But physicians at the UW Medicine Eye Institute were able to treat Anne by injecting a new drug into her eye that began to improve her vision within hours. With 22 ophthalmologists on staff, the institute is known for multidisciplinary collaborative care of both common and complex eye conditions. Watch as a diabetic patient undergoes cataract surgery, and a woman has micrographic surgery to remove cancerous tissue from her eyelid.

More than 50 percent of our population already live in cities. And by 2030, the equivalent of 15 cities the size of Phoenix will be created annually. Is the quadruple convergence of urbanism, population growth, climate change and coastal development a perfect storm? In this American Meteorological Society program, a panel of experts discuss the impact climate and cities have on one another. Find out what urban planners and climate scientists must do in order to combine their efforts to adapt to a changing urbanized world.

Technologies such as nanotechnology transistors and many-core computing are on the horizon. As technology becomes increasingly mainstream, global competitiveness will increase accordingly. Join Intel Corporations Chairman of the Board, Craig R. Barrett, as he explores the future of technology and its impact on the global market. In this video from the National Science Foundation, Barrett discusses the type of environment, research and education needed to sustain the excellence and innovation that is required in such a stiff global competition.

Diseases of the eye substantially degrade the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the second half of this two-part program, University of Washington School of Medicine professors Drs. Joann G. Elmore, Tueng Shen, Hugh M. Foy and Russ Van Gelder discuss leading causes of blindness, its symptoms and current and emerging treatments.

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