TED Talks Daily (SD video) show

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

Summary: TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

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 TED: Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics - Leah Buechley (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:33

Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.

 TED: Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers - Hannah Brencher (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:52

Hannah Brencher's mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural -- she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.

 TED: Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! - Arunachalam Muruganantham (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:21

When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad. His research got very very personal -- and led him to a powerful business model. (Filmed in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search.)

 TED: Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity - Julie Burstein (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:20

Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living -- and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

 TED: Jeff Hancock: 3 types of (digital) lies - Jeff Hancock (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:31

Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.

 TED: Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages - Georgette Mulheir (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:41

Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges -- so why are they still so ubiquitous? Georgette Mulheir gravely describes the tragedy of orphanages and urges us to end our reliance on them, by finding alternate ways of supporting children in need.

 TED: Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world - Gary Greenberg (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:06

When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colorful pieces of candy and the stamens in a flower become like fantastical spires at an amusement park. Gary Greenberg reveals the thrilling details of the micro world. (Filmed at TEDxMaui.)

 TED: Jake Wood: A new mission for veterans -- disaster relief - Jake Wood (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:59

After months or years fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service; meanwhile, one after another, natural disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. What do these two challenges have in common? Team Rubicon co-founder Jake Wood gives a moving talk on how veterans can effectively contribute to disaster relief responses -- and in the process, regain purpose, community and self-worth.

 TED: Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment - Matt Killingsworth (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:16

When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be. (Filmed at TEDxCambridge.)

 TED: Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers - Faith Jegede (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:05:20

Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.

 TED: Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time - Adam Garone (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:41

Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it's for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone's initiative to raise awareness for men's health -- by having men grow out their moustaches every November -- began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it's a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year. 

 TED: Emma Teeling: The secret of the bat genome - Emma Teeling (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:25

In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup. (Filmed at TEDxDublin.)

 TED: Sanjay Pradhan: How open data is changing international aid - Sanjay Pradhan (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:26

How do we make sure that development and aid money actually goes to the people who most need it? Sanjay Pradhan of the World Bank Institute lays out three guidelines to help relief efforts make the most impact -- while curbing corruption. One key: connecting the players who are working to change broken systems with the data they need.

 TED: Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters - Rory Stewart (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:13:41

The public is losing faith in democracy, says British MP Rory Stewart. Iraq and Afghanistan’s new democracies are deeply corrupt; meanwhile, 84 percent of people in Britain say politics is broken. In this important talk, Stewart sounds a call to action to rebuild democracy, starting with recognizing why democracy is important -- not as a tool, but as an ideal.

 TED: Marco Tempest: A cyber-magic card trick like no other - Marco Tempest (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:35

The suits, numbers and colors in a deck of cards correspond to the seasons, moon cycles and calendar. Marco Tempest straps on augmented reality goggles and does a card trick like you’ve never seen before, weaving a lyrical tale as he deals. (This version fixes a glitch in the original performance, but is otherwise exactly as seen live by the TEDGlobal audience, including the dazzling augmented reality effects.)

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