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How much does a video weigh? TED: Ideas worth spreading. Introducing the TEDGlobal 2013 speaker lineup. One great part of TEDGlobal in Edinburgh—events held in castles.

Introducing the TEDGlobal 2013 speaker lineup

Photo: Ryan Lash Few sensations feel better than when your mind does a backflip and, all of a sudden, you are suddenly able to see things in new and unexpected ways. At TEDGlobal 2013, themed “Think Again,” you’ll have this feeling often. “The approach we adopted,” explains TEDGlobal curator Bruno Giussani, “is to take a closer look at the global remix happening before our eyes as power shifts, culture and technology intersect, and hopes and anxieties collide. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.

100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)

Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions. Mehdi Dib's post on Vine. Open-source, open world. Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live. The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson. Why do we see illusions? - Mark Changizi. Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea.

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ... Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) NAP Members Area: EDEN Secretariat's blog: Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete. Interview with Sugata Mitra by Steve Wheeler The media and education worlds have been buzzing over the last few days about the work of a quiet, unassuming Indian born professor.

NAP Members Area: EDEN Secretariat's blog: Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete

Born in Calcutta in 1952, Sugata Mitra started his academic career in computational and molecular science. His later research also encompassed biological science and energy storage systems. Mitra has also researched diversely into areas such as medicine (Alzheimer’s disease and memory research) and psychology (perception in hypermedia environments) and he received a PhD in Physics for his studies into organic semi-conductors. It is not hard to see why some have hailed him as a polymath and even ‘something of a genius’. Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong. Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud.

MehdiDib : James lyne #TEDActive... MehdiDib : Ig Nobel prize ? LOL #TEDActive... MehdiDib : Mohamed Jemni #TEDActive So... MehdiDib : Jack Andrada #TED2013 right... MehdiDib : Taylor Wilson #TED2013... MehdiDib : Amanda palmer #TEDActive... TEDActive : .@amandapalmer now on #TED2013... Sugata Mitra. Recruit partners in the areas of technology, architecture, education and strategy to help design and build Schools in the Cloud of varying bandwidth and resources.

Sugata Mitra

Create the Granny Cloud, a global network of educators and retired teachers who can support and engage the children through an online School in the Cloud learning platform. Engage communities, parents, schools and afterschool programs worldwide to transform the way kids learn, by sharing the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) toolkit with them, along with how-to videos and educational resources. In November 2013, the first School in the Cloud—located inside a high school in Killingworth, England—opened its doors to students.

Since then, four more schools have opened— one more in the United Kingdom and three in India, including two flagship facilities and the first independent School in the Cloud. MehdiDib : Google glass #TED2013... MehdiDib : Lesley Perkes #TED2013... MehdiDib : What a great session #TEDActive... Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really. Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls. X Innovations. Each month, we'll be highlighting 5 great innovations and ideas bubbling up from the TEDx community -- both in a newsletter, and here on the TEDx site.

x Innovations

If you have an innovation to share, email tedxstories@ted.com. All active TEDx licensees receive the TEDx Monthly Innovations Newsletter. If you would like to receive the monthly TEDx Innovations newsletter, click here to sign up. TEDxYouth@SanDiego mixes it up At TEDxYouth@SanDiego, organizers devised a creative way to make sure youth attendees met one another.

JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out. Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work. TEDxEPAU : L’architecture est un art. Re-imagining school. Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes. Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist. Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world. Don Levy: A cinematic journey through visual effects. Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease. Israel and Iran: A love story? Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us. Reggie Watts: 9 mind-boggling talks.

Teenaged boy wonders play bluegrass. Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity. Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics. Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers. Venice Under Water - In Focus. Heavy rains and high tides have brought some of the worst flooding to Venice, Italy in years.

Venice Under Water - In Focus

The "acqua alta", or high water, is common this time of year and Sunday's level of 149 centimeters (4 ft, 10 in) was below the 160 centimeters (5 ft, 2 in) recorded four years ago in the worst flooding in decades. The bad weather and torrential rainfall will continue through Tuesday, forecasters said. Collected here are images from Venice as it endures this recent acqua alta. [29 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Pamela Meyer: TEDWeekends: Understanding Deception Idea Visualization. The Map of Truth and Deception: The Science of Lie-Spotting Can Lead to a More Honest World TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk.

Pamela Meyer: TEDWeekends: Understanding Deception Idea Visualization

This week's theme is 'Understanding Deception,' and below you will find a visual representation of Pamela Meyer's talk on the 'science of lie-spotting.' For more, watch Meyer's TEDTalk and read her original blog post here. Become part of the conversation! Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Journalist John Hockenberry explores the rise of the climate change skeptics movement. Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers. Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand. To Encourage Biking, Cities Forget About Helmets.

Candy Chang : Avant de mourir, je veux ... Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government. Bandi Mbubi: Demand a fair trade cell phone. Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel. Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells. Live Q&A 1pm Tuesday: Author Daniel Grossman on "Deep Water" and the Science of Rising Sea Levels. Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes. TEDxDubai. Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future. Hind Hobeika: Swim goggles with an eye on performance stats" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch. Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world. Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world

Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation. Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration. A conversation on TED.com: What happens when you're a TED Fellow? The TED Fellows Team answer your questions about this life-changing program for up &coming innovators. Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo. Iyeoka (ee-yo-kah) Ivie Okoawo is a first generation Nigerian-American award-winning poet, recording artist, and TED fellow.

Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo

As a singer, drummer, activist, and educator, she channels her cultural and ancestral influences to access the power of the moment and deliver an authentic and inspiring message of healing. In 2010, Iyeoka released her third studio album, SAY YES, whose single “The Yellow Brick Road Song” is the theme song for the USA Network series Fairly Legal. Iyeoka is currently promoting her latest initiative, Lyrics For Literacy, a project that creates a bridge of awareness and action to encourage the preservation of the Esan language, an endangered native dialect of Edo State, Nigeria, through storytelling, proverbs, and music. RT @TEDxArabia: The #TEDxArabia Weekly is out!

The #TEDxArabia Weekly. Robert Full on animal movement. Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times. Surrounded by other team members, Achim Oesert from the University of Kiel hangs from the ceiling using bioinspired polymer tape (Image: University of Kiel) alongside an image of a gecko (Image: Wahj via Flickr) As is so often the case these days for those searching for a better way to stick stuff together, researchers from the Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel in Germany have turned to the biology of gravity-defying ceiling walkers, such as geckos and insects.

Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times

These creatures served as inspiration for a new dry adhesive tape that not only boasts impressive bonding strength, but can also be attached and detached thousands of times without losing its adhesive properties. The secret to the wall climbing ability of many insects and geckos lies in the thousands of tiny hairs called setae that cover their feet and legs. Annabah TEDxYouthDay Community. A conversation on TED.com: draw 3D objects using basic, Great techniques.