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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: 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.)

 TED: Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes - Doris Kim Sung (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:08:59

Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively, and can shade a room from sun and self-ventilate.

 TED: Lemn Sissay: A child of the state - Lemn Sissay (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:17

Literature has long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. So why do many parentless children feel compelled to hide their pasts? Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his own moving story. (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)

 TED: David Pizarro: The strange politics of disgust - David Pizarro (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:02

What does a disgusting image have to do with how you vote? Equipped with surveys and experiments, psychologist David Pizarro demonstrates a correlation between sensitivity to disgusting cues -- a photo of feces, an unpleasant odor -- and moral and political conservatism. (Filmed at TEDxEast.)

 TED: Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat - Pankaj Ghemawat (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:03

It may seem that we're living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We're not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there's a delta between perception and reality in a world that's maybe not so hyperconnected after all.

 TED: Ryan Merkley: Online video -- annotated, remixed and popped - Ryan Merkley (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:25

Videos on the web should work like the web itself: Dynamic, full of links, maps and information that can be edited and updated live, says Mozilla Foundation COO Ryan Merkley. On the TED stage he demos Popcorn Maker, a new web-based tool for easy video remixing. (Watch a remixed TEDTalk using Popcorn Maker -- and remix it yourself.)

 TED: Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption - Heather Brooke (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:57

Our leaders need to be held accountable, says journalist Heather Brooke. And she should know: Brooke uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses that led to a major political scandal in 2009. She urges us to ask our leaders questions through platforms like Freedom of Information requests -- and to finally get some answers.

 TED: Beau Lotto + Amy O’Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included - Beau Lotto / Amy O'Toole (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:25

What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "

 TED: John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data - John Wilbanks (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:25

When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used -- anonymously -- by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if the desire to protect our privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could lead to a wave of health care innovation.

 TED: Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world - Eddie Obeng (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:37

The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng -- and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure."

 TED: Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings - Maurizio Seracini (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:34

Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci’s lost fresco “The Battle of Anghiari,” and in the process discovered that many paintings have layers of history hidden underneath. Should they be part of the viewing experience too?

 TED: Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me - Melissa Marshall (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:34

Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We're fascinated by what you're doing. So tell us about it -- in a way we can understand. In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audience.

 TED: Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness? - Ruby Wax (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:08:44

Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness.


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