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Introducing the TEDGlobal 2013 speaker lineup | TED Blog One great part of TEDGlobal in Edinburgh—events held in castles. 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.
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. 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
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Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live
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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. 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’.
Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful
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“My wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite you, wherever you are, to create your own miniature child-driven learning environments and share your discoveries.” Recruit technology, architecture, creative, and educational partners to help design and build the School in the Cloud, a physical building in India, designed to try out a range of cloud-based, scalable approaches to self-directed learning. Contribute to the global network of educators and retired teachers who can support and engage the children through the web. Sugata Mitra
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Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls
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. If you have an innovation to share, email email@example.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. x Innovations
Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work -- and what might
TEDxEPAU : L’architecture est un art
Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too
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?
TED Playlists | Reggie Watts: 9 mind-boggling talks
Teenaged boy wonders play bluegrass
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. 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. 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!
Journalist John Hockenberry explores the rise of the climate change skeptics movement
Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand
To Encourage Biking, Cities Forget About Helmets So I bought a day pass online for about $2, entered my login information at one of the hundreds of docking stations that are scattered every few blocks around the city and selected one of Vélib’s nearly 20,000 stodgy gray bikes, with their basic gears, upright handlebars and practical baskets. Then I did something extraordinary, something I’ve not done in a quarter-century of regular bike riding in the United States: I rode off without a helmet. I rode all day at a modest clip, on both sides of the Seine, in the Latin Quarter, past the Louvre and along the Champs-Élysées, feeling exhilarated, not fearful. And I had tons of bareheaded bicycling company amid the Parisian traffic. One common denominator of successful bike programs around the world — from Paris to Barcelona to Guangzhou — is that almost no one wears a helmet, and there is no pressure to do so.
Candy Chang : Avant de mourir, je veux ...
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 | A conversation on TED.com
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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. 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
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 | TEDxWomen Iyeoka (ee-yo-kah) Ivie Okoawo is a first generation Nigerian-American award-winning poet, recording artist, and TED fellow. 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.
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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. 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. Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times
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A conversation on TED.com: draw 3D objects using basic, Great techniques