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How pandemics spread – Mark Honigsbaum

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In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future out...

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

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This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

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Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build...

Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration

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After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious...

The uncertain location of electrons – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

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The tiny atoms that make up our world are made up of even tinier protons, neutrons and electrons. Though the number of protons determines an atom's identity, it's the electrons -- specifically, their exact location ou...

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

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Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka "the science guy," if grownups want to "deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with...

Franz Harary ideaCity06

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Magician Franz Harary demonstrates magic tricks and explains the logic and the fundamental techniques of the illusions he produces.

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

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What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Tha...

How Biracial Supper Club Fuses Culture in Unsuspecting Ways – Cathy Erway

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In Chapter 3 of 15, "The Art of Eating In" http://noteatingoutinny.com/ author Cathy Erway shares why she and friends created the Hapa Kitchen supper club http://hapakitchen.com/ to fuse not only Asian food but also t...

Authors@Google: Elizabeth Gilbert

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The Authors@Google program presents Elizabeth Gilbert author of "Eat, Pray Love": A New York Times bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love is the story of the author, in her early 30s, dividing a year equally among three dissimil...

Myth Busting Model Minority Asian American Stereotypes – Kyung Yoon

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In Chapter 8 of 18, Korean American Community Foundation (www.kacfny.org) executive director Kyung Yoon shares why it is so important to disspell the Asian-American model minority myth. As a stereotype, the myth misle...

Conversations with History – Mark Danner

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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer Mark Danner for a discussion of his recent articles in the New York Review of Book on the torture policies of the Bush Administration.

Dr. Eddie O’Connor on The 12th Chinese Five Year Plan: Setting the Global Agenda

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Dr. O'Connor provided an analysis of China's 12th five-year plan, drawing on his extensive knowledge of the country, and captured the strategic importance of the plan in business, economic and political terms. This is...

OPPENHEIMER LECTURE: The Higgs Particle: Pivot Of Symmetry And Mass

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Our theoretical understanding of the sub-atomic world would not be complete without the Higgs particle. Sometimes called "The God Particle", this very special particle generates the differences between the fundamen...

Bill Nye: How to Talk to an Alien

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What would you say to an alien? Bill Nye, aka, 'The Science Guy,' who heads The Planetary Society, an organization that fosters ways for the public to be actively involved in space exploration, including the search fo...

Aubrey de Grey on his Creative Process

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Aubrey de Grey discusses the key to becoming a good researcher.

Why Cornel West Beat up His Third Grade Teacher

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His third-grade teacher slapped him when he didn't salute the flag, and he hit her back.

Bill Nye: The School of the Future

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The classroom of the future would be like any other classroom, except I think there'd be very few textbooks. People would have Pads or Tablets that'll allow them to get information.

Aging of the Other Genome: A Decisive but Ambitious Solution

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The DNA in our cells consists of not only the well-known 46 chromosomes currently receiving such avid attention from specialists in sequencing technology, but also a large number of copies of a relatively tiny, circul...

Caroll Spinney: The Beginning of Sesame Street

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Caroll Spinney, Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, speaks to the Wittenberg University.

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Exuberance, The Passion for Life

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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, speaks about her book "Exuberance, The Passion for Life" at a conference on teacher wellness organized by the Johns Hopkins Cente...

Michio Kaku: Telepathy Is Easier Than You Think

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Some have proposed using quantum entanglement (the invisible umbilical cord that exists between objects) as a form of telepathy. But there are much more practical ways of achieving telepathy that already exist.

Ray Kurzweil “How to Create a Mind”

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In How to Create a Mind, The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, the bold futurist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human br...

Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn (Adult content)

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At TED2009, audience member Cindy Gallop gave a 4-minute presentation that became one of the event's most talked about. Speaking from her personal experience, she argued that hardcore pornography had distorted the way...