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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...

@Google & YouTube present A Conversation with Conan O’Brien

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Conan O'Brien may have been "legally prohibited from being funny on television," but thanks to TBS he'll be back on the air very soon. Conan and Andy Richter stop by Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters for a morni...

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

Mark Little – The Future of News

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Mark Little discusses the future of news.

K. David Harrison – PopTech 2008

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K. David Harrison discusses how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Watch as he details efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.

Johnny Lee: Wii Remote hacks

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Johnny Lee demos his amazing Wii Remote hacks, which transform the $40 game piece into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer. A multi-ovation demo from TED2008.

Dan Pink – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

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Daniel Pink provides concrete examples of how intrinsic motivation functions both at home and in the workplace.

Cory Doctorow: “The Coming Civil War over General-purpose Computing”

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Doctorow framed the question this way: "Computers are everywhere. They are now something we put our whole bodies into---airplanes, cars---and something we put into our bodies---pacemakers, cochlear implants. They HAVE...

Why to Differentiate Friends From Acquaintances – Simon Sinek

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In Chapter 19 of 20 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and leadership expert Simon Sinek shares the importance of differentiating friends from acquaintances. Sinek compares acqua...

Maira Kalman: Art and the Power of Not Knowing

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Maira Kalman at CreativeMornings New York.

Søren Stiller Markussen: Great Coffee = Happiness

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Søren Stiller Markussen at CreativeMornings Aarhus.

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...

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...

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.

Why Study Economics, History, and Computer Science – Bijoy Goswami

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In Chapter 6 of 15, leadership philosopher and bootstrap business expert Bijoy Goswami blends three majors - computer science, history, and economics, to shape his thinking. Collectively, the three perspectives allow ...