|John Lloyd: What's invisible? More than you think (TEDTalks)||
A talk about important and everyday things in life which are impossible to see.
|4579||4 years 30 weeks ago|
|Don't build your home, grow it! (TEDTalks)||
Urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for a new organic architecture in which homes are grown rather than constructed.
|59||6 years 42 weeks ago|
|Aditi Shankardass: A second opinion on learning disorders (TEDTalks)||
Many children with developmental disorders have suffered from misdiagnosis.
|37||6 years 43 weeks ago|
|Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria? (TEDTalks)||
There is still no effective vaccine against malaria, and during the time span of this 15 minute presentation 27 people die of malaria. Destroying them with laser is a proposed solution. It sounds expensive and impractical, but judge for yourself.
|65||6 years 49 weeks ago|
|James Cameron on curiosity, CGI and science fiction (TEDTalks)||
James Cameron - director of blockbusters such as Aliens, Terminator, Titanic and Avatar - reflects on his childhood, his insatiable curiosity, and his love of exploration and science fiction.
|125||7 years 7 weeks ago|
|David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min (TEDTalks)||
An interesting talk from illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine about pushing the limits of the human body.
|1832||7 years 13 weeks ago|
|Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see (TEDTalks)||
Beau Lotto presents a number of interesting illusions which demonstrate that context is everything.
|238||7 years 28 weeks ago|
|Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (TEDTalks)||
A powerful, inspirational - and at times humorous - lecture by acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie about identity, prejudice, misunderstanding, and the danger of single stories.
|640||7 years 28 weeks ago|
|Wireless Electricity - Eric Giler (TEDTalks)||
Over a hundred years after Nikola Tesla's work on wireless electricity, it has finally become a reality - and may become available in stores soon. In this video Eric Giles of MIT inspired WiTricity demonstrates a wirelessly powered TV and cell phone, and explains how it works and why it is safe.
|55||7 years 33 weeks ago|
|Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (TEDTalks)||
Daniel Pink speaks about the problems of traditional, extrinsic motivations - the carrot and stick / financial reward approach. This approach, typically employed by today's business managers, actually stifles creativity and reduces performance. Intrinsic motivation is key.
|1522||7 years 34 weeks ago|
|Nicholas Negroponte takes OLPC to Colombia (TEDTalks)||
An inspirational video which follows Nicholas Negroponte in Colombia as he delivers thousands of little green OLPC laptops (One Laptop Per Child) to children in territory once controlled by guerillas. Up to this point half a million OLPC laptops have been delivered to children around the world.
|8||7 years 36 weeks ago|
|The marshmallow experiment: delayed gratification leads to success (TEDTalks)||
Can marshmallows be used to predict future success? Joachim de Posada explains the landmark experiment with young children on delayed gratification and self discipline. Includes videos of children in Colombia trying hard not to eat the marshmallow.
|144||7 years 36 weeks ago|
|Shai Agassi: A bold plan for mass adoption of electric cars (TEDTalks)||
A fascinating talk about a major paradigm shift in the car industry: electric cars and electric recharge grids could soon become common place, and entire countries could become oil-free by 2020 starting with Denmark, Israel and Australia.
|61||8 years 1 week ago|
|Why we have virus outbreaks & how we can prevent them (TEDTalks)||
What can be done to prevent the outbreak of viruses like swine flu? Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe aims to discover new, deadly viruses before they become widespread.
|210||8 years 4 weeks ago|
|Sixth Sense Projection Technology (TEDTalks)||
A wearable device with a projector invented by Pranav Mistry can not only project information about the object you are currently looking at (e.g. a book, person or supermarket item), but it can also project buttons which allow you to interact in various ways.
|838||8 years 6 weeks ago|
|Donald Norman: The three ways that good design makes you happy (TEDTalks)||
Pleasant things work better while design that makes you fearful or anxious can paralyze you. Donald Norman explains how design can impact the way you think and act.
|62||8 years 6 weeks ago|
|Juan Enriquez: Tech evolution will eclipse the financial crisis (TEDTalks)||
A humorous, inspiring and eye-opening presentation about the financial crisis and the potential of technology to reboot the economy.
|171||8 years 9 weeks ago|
|David Merrill: Siftables, the toy blocks that think (TEDTalks)||
Siftables are intelligent, cookie-sized digital blocks with little displays on them. These futuristic toys can do math, play music and can even be used to create stories all by moving around and re-arranging the blocks.
|107||8 years 10 weeks ago|
|Bill Gates: How I'm trying to change the world now (TEDTalks)||
A very enlightening talk from Bill Gates about two big issues: how to stop deadly diseases, and how to improve education. Interesting quote: "because malaria is only in poor countries, it does not get much investment. There is more money put into baldness drugs, than into malaria."
|374||8 years 11 weeks ago|
|George Smoot: The design of the universe (TEDTalks)||
A mind-boggling talk from Nobel Prize in Physics laureate George Smoot about how the universe could have formed, with stunning images and animations from deep-space surveys.
|163||8 years 22 weeks ago|