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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: Rob Legato: The art of creating awe - Rob Legato (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:27

Rob Legato creates movie effects so good they (sometimes) trump the real thing. In this warm and funny talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.

 TED: Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards - Timothy Prestero (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:11:05

Timothy Prestero thought he'd designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world -- but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, rather than accolades. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)

 TED: Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test - Jon Ronson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:01

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)

 TED: Caitria and Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster - Caitria O'Neill / Morgan O'Neill (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:23

After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and Morgan O’Neill -- just 20 and 24 at the time -- took the reins and are now teaching others how to do the same. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)

 TED: Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust? - Ivan Krastev (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:04

Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward -- from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience -- has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?

 TED: Mark Forsyth: What’s a snollygoster? A short lesson in political speak - Mark Forsyth (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:07:04

Most politicians choose their words carefully, to shape the reality they hope to create. But does it work? Etymologist Mark Forsyth shares a few entertaining word-origin stories from British and American history (for instance, did you ever wonder how George Washington became "president"?) and draws a surprising conclusion. (From TEDxHousesofParliament in London)

 TED: Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery - Lisa Kristine (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:21

For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)

 TED: Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix - Kirby Ferguson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:42

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.

 TED: Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes - Pam Warhurst (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:13:21

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

 TED: A sense of humor about Afghanistan? Artist Aman Mojadidi shows how - Aman Mojadidi (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:29

Afghan-American artist Aman Mojadidi calls himself “Afghan by blood, redneck by the grace of god.” Playing off his two identities, the TED Fellow's bold, funny, thought-provoking artwork explores jihad, gangsterism, consumers and corruption in modern Afghanistan.

 TED: Max Little: A test for Parkinson’s with a phone call - Max Little (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:04

Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there's no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson's with 99 percent accuracy -- in a 30-second phone call.

 TED: Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree - Margaret Heffernan (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:56

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

 TED: Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with non-violence - Scilla Elworthy (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:47

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need -- as nations and individuals -- to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela -- and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)

 TED: Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music - Mark Applebaum (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:50

Mark Applebaum writes music that breaks the rules in fantastic ways, composing a concerto for a florist and crafting a musical instrument from junk and found objects. This quirky talk might just inspire you to shake up the “rules” of your own creative work. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)

 TED: Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos - Becci Manson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:49

In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.


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