Bjarke Ingels: Hedonistic sustainability

TEDxEast

Bjarke Ingels: Hedonistic sustainability

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Bjarke Ingels' architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. In this talk, he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant.

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

TEDxToronto 2011

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

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Imagine playing a video game controlled by your mind. Now imagine that game also teaches you about your own patterns of stress, relaxation and focus. Ariel Garten shows how looking at our own brain activity gives new meaning to the ancient dictum "know thyself."

Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

TEDxToronto 2010

Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

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Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking about being wrong.

Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish

TEDMED 2011

Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish

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In the 1970s, Diana Nyad set long-distance swim records that are still unbroken. Thirty years later, at 60, she attempted her longest swim yet, from Cuba to Florida. In this funny, powerful talk at TEDMED, she talks about how to prepare mentally to achieve an extreme dream, and asks: What will YOU do with your wild, precious life?

Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

TEDSalon London Spring 2011

Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

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2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things -- including intricate objects once impossible to create.

Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?

TEDxYouth@Manchester

Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?

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What makes you, you? Is it how you think of yourself, how others think of you, or something else entirely? Philosopher Julian Baggini draws from philosophy and neuroscience to give a surprising answer.

Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier

TEDSalon NY2011

Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier

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We all want customized experiences and products -- but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing.

Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

TEDSalon NY2012

Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

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What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.

Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack

TEDxBrussels

Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack

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Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."

Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

TEDGlobal 2011

Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

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What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.

Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary

TEDGlobal 2011

Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary

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After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety -- the Water Canary.

Morley: "Women of Hope"

TEDxWomen 2011

Morley: "Women of Hope"

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Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi's call to action, "If you're feeling helpless, help someone," Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice.

Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

TEDxSydney

Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

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We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- but Drew Berry wants to change that. He demos his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.

Jonas Gahr Støre: In defense of dialogue

TEDxRC2

Jonas Gahr Støre: In defense of dialogue

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In politics, it seems counterintuitive to engage in dialogue with violent groups, with radicals and terrorists, and with the states that support them. But Jonas Gahr Støre, the foreign minister of Norway, makes a compelling case for open discussion, even when our values diverge.

Tyler Cowen: Be suspicious of simple stories

TEDxMidAtlantic

Tyler Cowen: Be suspicious of simple stories

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Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives -- and our messy, complicated irrational world -- in terms of a simple narrative.

Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift

TEDxBrussels

Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift

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Paddy Ashdown believes we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming.

Jane Fonda: Life's third act

TEDxWomen 2011

Jane Fonda: Life's third act

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Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren't just a footnote. Jane Fonda asks how we can re-imagine this new phase of our lives.

AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me

TEDMED 2011

AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me

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For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could -- from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned.

Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men

TEDxRC2

Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men

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Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. In this powerful talk, Cairo tells the moving story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war.