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Nathan Myhrvold: Cooking as never seen before. Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods) Ory Okolloh on becoming an activist. Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace. Welcome to MBA Polymers—Smarter Plastics. Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic. Lessons Worth Sharing. Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations. Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology.

Evelyn Glennie shows how to listen. Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities. Onyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz. Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact. BumpTop demo from TED2007, now on TED. Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme.

BumpTop demo from TED2007, now on TED

In this physics-driven universe, important files finally get the weight they deserve via an oddly satisfying resizing feature, and the drudgery of file organization becomes a freewheeling playground full of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” Worried your laptop’s desktop will descend into the same disorder as its coffee-mug-strewn real-life equivalent? Fear not: BumpTop has a snappy solution for that messy problem, too. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story.

Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body? Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself. A robot that flies like a bird. Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves. Eric Giler demos wireless electricity.