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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: Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears - Julian Treasure (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:51

Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.

 TED: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:26

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

 TED: Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal - Tristram Stuart (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:15

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 TED: Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government - Beth Noveck (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:23

What can governments learn from the open-data revolution? In this stirring talk, Beth Noveck, the former deputy CTO at the White House, shares a vision of practical openness -- connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. Imagine the "writable society" ...

 TED: Wayne McGregor: A choreographer’s creative process in real time - Wayne McGregor (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:18

We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.

 TED: Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells - Susan Solomon (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:58

Calling them "our bodies' own repair kits," Susan Solomon advocates research using lab-grown stem cells. By growing individual pluripotent stem cell lines, her team creates testbeds that could accelerate research into curing diseases -- and perhaps lead to individualized treatment, targeted not just to a particular disease but a particular person.

 TED: Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China's workers - Leslie T. Chang (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:25

In the ongoing debate about globalization, what's been missing is the voices of workers -- the millions of people who migrate to factories in China and other emerging countries to make goods sold all over the world. Reporter Leslie T. Chang sought out women who work in one of China's booming megacities, and tells their stories.

 TED: Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all - Vikram Patel (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:22

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach -- training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.

 TED: Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong - Scott Fraser (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:20:50

Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes -- and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.

 TED: Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city - Kent Larson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:41

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.

 TED: Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods - Jonathan Trent (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:45

Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.

 TED: Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without - Antony Gormley (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:56

Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.

 TED: Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation - Shyam Sankar (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:12

Brute computing force alone can’t solve the world’s problems. Data mining innovator Shyam Sankar explains why solving big problems (like catching terrorists or identifying huge hidden trends) is not a question of finding the right algorithm, but rather the right symbiotic relationship between computation and human creativity.

 TED: Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy - Robert Neuwirth (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:29

Robert Neuwirth spent four years among the chaotic stalls of street markets, talking to pushcart hawkers and gray marketers, to study the remarkable "System D," the world's unlicensed economic network. Responsible for some 1.8 billion jobs, it's an economy of underappreciated power and scope.

 TED: Candy Chang: Before I die I want to... - Candy Chang (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:20

In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)


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