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: Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table - Jack Choi (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:36

Onstage at TED2012, Jack Choi demonstrates a powerful tool for training medical students: a stretcher-sized multi-touch screen of the human body that lets you explore, dissect and understand the body's parts and systems.

 TED: Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. - Chip Kidd (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:16

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)

 TED: Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? - Sherry Turkle (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:48

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

 TED: Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality) - Marco Tempest (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:31

Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity -- all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine.

 TED: Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach - Ayah Bdeir (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:05:27

Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.

 TED: Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls - Leymah Gbowee (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:39

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell -- of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?

 TED: Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone - Regina Dugan (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:25:01

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet -- that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail. (Followed by a Q&A with TED's Chris Anderson)

 TED: Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy - Donald Sadoway (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:15

What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap."

 TED: Peter Saul: Let’s talk about dying - Peter Saul (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:13:19

We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care -- and suggests two questions for starting the conversation. (Filmed at TEDxNewy.)

 TED: Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time - Billy Collins (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:13

Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk -- and don't miss the hilarious final poem!

 TED: Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor - Taylor Wilson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:03:32

Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 17, he takes the TED stage at short notice to tell (the short version of) his story.

 TED: Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face - C. Noel Bairey Merz (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:59

Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health -- including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed). (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)

 TED: T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy -- with natural gas - T. Boone Pickens (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:42

The US consumes 25% of the world's oil -- but as energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens points out onstage, the country has no energy policy to prepare for the inevitable. Is alternative energy our bridge to an oil-free future? After losing $150 million investing in wind energy, Pickens suggests it isn't, not yet. What might get us there? Natural gas. After the talk, watch for a lively Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson.

 TED: Brené Brown: Listening to shame - Brené Brown (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:20:38

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

 TED: Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod - Rob Reid (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:05:11

Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

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