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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: Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving - Wade Davis (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:35

Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world -- but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada. The Sacred Headwaters, remote and pristine, are under threat because they hide rich tar sands. With stunning photos, Davis asks a tough question: How can we balance society's need for fuels with the urge to protect such glorious wilderness?

 TED: Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family - Bruce Feiler (2013) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:00

Bruce Feiler has a radical idea: To deal with the stress of modern family life, go agile. Inspired by agile software programming, Feiler introduces family practices which encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability. One surprising feature: Kids pick their own punishments.

 TED: Michael Dickinson: How a fly flies - Michael Dickinson (2013) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:55

An insect's ability to fly is perhaps one of the greatest feats of evolution. Michael Dickinson looks at how a fruit fly takes flight with such delicate wings, thanks to a clever flapping motion and flight muscles that are both powerful and nimble. But the secret ingredient: the incredible fly brain. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)

 TED: Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools - Andreas Schleicher (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:47

How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the PISA test, a global measurement that ranks countries against one another -- then uses that same data to help schools improve. Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others.

 TED: Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption - Afra Raymond (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:09

Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed -- that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history of government corruption, Raymond gives us a reframing of financial crime. (Filmed at TEDxPortofSpain.)

 TED: Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money? - Keith Chen (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:13

What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioral economist Keith Chen introduces a fascinating pattern from his research: that languages without a concept for the future -- "It rain tomorrow," instead of "It will rain tomorrow" -- correlate strongly with high savings rates. Read more about Chen’s explorations &raquo

 TED: Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really. - Miguel Nicolelis (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:55

Can we use our brains to directly control machines -- without requiring a body as the middleman? Miguel Nicolelis talks through an astonishing experiment, in which a clever monkey in the US learns to control a monkey avatar, and then a robot arm in Japan, purely with its thoughts. The research has big implications for quadraplegic people -- and maybe for all of us. (Filmed at TEDMED 2012.)

 TED: Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! - Young-ha Kim (2010) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:57

Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever. (Filmed at TEDxSeoul.)

 TED: Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship - Esther Perel (2013) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:10

In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.

 TED: James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? - James B. Glattfelder (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:10

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)

 TED: Erik Schlangen: A "self-healing" asphalt - Erik Schlangen (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:50

Paved roads are nice to look at, but they’re easily damaged and costly to repair. Erik Schlangen demos a new type of porous asphalt made of simple materials with an astonishing feature: When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating. (Filmed at TEDxDelft.)

 TED: Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls - Shabana Basij-Rasikh (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:36

Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family's decision to believe in their daughters -- and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats. (Filmed at TEDxWomen)

 TED: Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint - Edi Rama (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:42

Make a city beautiful, curb corruption. Edi Rama took this deceptively simple path as mayor of Tirana, Albania, where he instilled pride in his citizens by transforming public spaces with colorful designs. With projects that put the people first, Rama decreased crime -- and showed his citizens they could have faith in their leaders. (Filmed at TEDxThessaloniki.)

 TED: Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine - Lee Cronin (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:03:06

Chemist Lee Cronin is working on a 3D printer that, instead of objects, is able to print molecules. An exciting potential long-term application: printing your own medicine using chemical inks.

 TED: Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day - Cesar Kuriyama (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:08:02

There are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life -- how are you going to remember them all? Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to collect all the special bits of his life.


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