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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Impeccable Concept Car Designs that Failed After Production Always the showstopper at auto shows, concept cars allow designers to present the purest form of an upcoming vehicle before rules and regulations water down its design. In the case...
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Sheryl Connelly's 2016 TED Notes
Another TED came and went back in February and it was as inspiring as ever. Sitting in the audience is an all-consuming experience which, after five straight days of talks on stage and chats in between sessions, renders one with what regulars call...
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QuoTED 2016
Once again set in Vancouver, TED 2016 was a gift that will keep giving. Beyond the invaluable networking, unique experiences and engaging installations, attendees were treated to a high concentration of inspiring, even life-changing, talks—several...
CULTURE
TED 2016: Al Gore's Optimism on Climate Change
At this year's TED Talks in Vancouver, former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage, once again addressing climate change concerns. For the first half of the talk, Gore delivers impassioned, powerful and fact-driven points on the harm of global...
CULTURE
Usman Riaz's "The Glassworker"
At TEDGlobal 2012, a then-21-year-old Pakistani musician and artist named Usman Riaz stunned onlookers with an otherworldly percussive guitar demonstration, and further captivated them with the knowledge he learned how to do it all online. Riaz...
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2016 TED Prize Winner: Dr Sarah Parcak's Crowdsourcing Space Archaeology
With millennia of developmental history behind us, much of which has been lost from maps and word of mouth, Dr Sarah Parcak understands the importance of searching for the missing pieces. The space archaeologist and winner of this year's TED Prize...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Last Living 9/11 Search Dog Gets the Best Day Ever Once in a while, BarkBox will choose a special pup and treat them to a “Dog’s Best Day.” And no dog is more deserving than their latest honoree Bretagne: the last known living search and...
TECH
Fotokite Phi GoPro Carrying Quadcopter
Utilizing the same technology as their professional model (used by the BBC for special programming and broadcast coverage), Swiss electronics company Perspective Robotics AG has just announced their consumer-oriented quadcopter follow-up, the Fotokite...
TECH
Tal Danino
Programming bacteria to sniff out and treat cancer may sound like something out of science fiction, or at least the future, but it’s exactly what Tal Danino is doing right now. A bioengineer, TED Fellow, and postdoctoral fellow at MIT, Danino specializes...
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QuoTED 2015
In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving...
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Rodrigo y Gabriela: Hanuman
Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have constantly found success within their paradoxical nature. Take, for instance, their initial leap into fame while living in Dublin despite speaking no English, or the fact that they are deeply inspired...
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StoryCorps Interview App Announced at TED 2015
When Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, he hoped to create a global archive of what he calls "the wisdom of humanity” by empowering people to record face-to-face conversations that could be preserved and passed down from generation to generation...
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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings
Following his enthralling 2014 TED Talk, Marc Kushner of Architizer has crafted the latest addition to the TED Books library. To explore how media influences architecture around the world Kushner focuses on 100 high-concept structures, ranging from...
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TED Prize Honors StoryCorps' David Isay
by Laura Feinstein Since 2003, journalist, radio documentarian and MacArthur Fellow David Isay has helped bring attention to the daily and intricate lives of ordinary Americans with his groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps. Oft-replayed...
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Laurel Braitman Reads Pets' Minds
Senior TED fellow and science historian Laurel Braitman delivered one of the most engaging talks at TED's 2014 conference. Her topic? Animal psychology and the emotional spectrum of pets. Braitman has studied the history of science for years—most...
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Bora Yoon: Sunken Cathedral
Chicago-raised, NYC-based composer (and professional soprano) Bora Yoon has the uncanny ability to blend recorded samples that depict everyday life—her mother's voicemails, Bible pages, aluminum cans, loose change—with the dreamiest and holiest of...
TECH
TED 2014: Earth and Space
In years past, the topic of space has remained a constant theme at TED conferences, and at last week's 30th anniversary series of talks in Vancouver, BC, the expansive and always awe-inspiring topic remained on the table. While much talk has centered...
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TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks
Earlier this week, we had the privilege to witness the fifth anniversary of the TED Fellows program, one that traditionally kicks off the week of TED with a boom. While last year brought the greater creative community to Long Beach, this year Vancouver...
TECH
Molecular Flipbook
Janet Iwasa isn't the average biochemistry researcher. Frustrated by inadequate drawings representing the work she and her fellow scientists were doing, she felt there was a better way. Though she had no background in art or animation, Iwasa saw...
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