Monthly Archives: March 2013

TED: Graham Hawkes flies through the ocean

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk discusses new ways to explore our oceans. “Graham Hawkes takes us aboard his graceful, winged submarines to the depths of planet Ocean (a.k.a. “Earth”). It’s a deep blue world we landlubbers … Continue reading

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TED: Paul Rothemund details DNA folding

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk is amazing in how one application of science can affect so many areas of modern life. “In 2007, Paul Rothemund gave TED a short summary of his specialty, DNA folding. Now … Continue reading

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TED: Carter Emmart demos a 3D atlas of the universe

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk is about exploring the Universe from the desktop in 3D. “For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete … Continue reading

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TED: Susan Blackmore: Memes and “temes”

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk is the most interesting TED discussion I’ve watched. “Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned … Continue reading

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TED: Roy Gould and Curtis Wong preview the WorldWide Telescope

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk concerns exploring the Universe. “Educator Roy Gould and researcher Curtis Wong show a sneak preview of Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope, which compiles images from telescopes and satellites to build a comprehensive, interactive view … Continue reading

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TED: Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk describes the visual effects of the 2011 movie War Horse. “Puppets always have to try to be alive,” says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of … Continue reading

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TED: Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk describes using Lego-type blocks to create usable products. “Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that … Continue reading

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TED: Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor

Part of the TED Presentations Category. This TED Talk was informative about a property of Quatum Physics called Flux Pinning.  “How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a … Continue reading

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