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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...

Malcolm Gladwell – PopTech 2004

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Malcolm Gladwell takes the lessons of psychology and sociology and applies them to business in ways we’ve never thought of before. Here, he deep-dives into the world of office chair invention and soft drink taste test...

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...

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

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At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage ...

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