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Posts Tagged: TED

Lately on Ted

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I like to do these roundups every so often as an excuse for sitting around and watching videos for the better part of an afternoon. Enjoy! Tan Le has developed a headset which reads your brainwaves and control virtual and physical electronics. Kevin Stone wants to use other animals to grow new joints for humans. […]

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Lately at Ted

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Every so often I like to do one of these posts–a link roundup of some of the fascinating talks put together for the various Ted conferences. Spend an afternoon watching videos. Carter Emmart takes you on a tour of the universe. If Ellen Dunham-Jones can make these ideas about retrofitting suburbia happen, I’d consider living […]

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Lately at Ted

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I’ve been known to burn a whole afternoon just watching talk after talk. Here’s some of what I’ve enjoyed of late. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy takes Ted inside a school for suicide bombers in Pakistan. Chris ‘moot” Poole, founder of 4chan, on online anonymity. Sir Ken Robinson continues his discussion on the education crisis. Adam Sakowsky […]

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The Latest from Ted

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If you have some time to burn, you can always spend them on the Ted website. Here’s some suggestions for talks to watch. Jane McGonigal argues that we need to play more games to improve the world. Eric Mead talks about the placebo effect through the prism of magic. Sean Carroll discusses the arrow of […]

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Science Saturday

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We begin with death today, specifically the smell of it. Apparently, insects all emit the same blend of fatty acids when they die, and that smell sends them scurrying. High cholesterol may reduce sexual arousal in women. Geckos can self-amputate their tails, which is a neat trick, but apparently the tails can twitch and flip […]

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The Latest Talks from TED

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TED, or Technology, Entertainment, Design, began as a conference in 1984 that brought together leaders in those three fields with the mission of spreading ideas. Now, the annual conference challenges presenters to give “the talk of their lives” in 18 minutes. And while attending the talks can be cost-prohibitive for most, the talks can be […]

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Our Robot Overlords are Coming

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And we’re helping them learn. Okay, that’s a bit apocalyptic, and I for one welcome our new robot overlords, when they eventually show up. The link is to the latest tweenbot story from Engadget, where a group of roboticists in Munich built a robot which navigated its way across the city by asking for directions […]

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