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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: Neil Harbisson: I listen to color - Neil Harbisson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:35

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

 TED: Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality - Matt Mills / Tamara Roukaerts (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:08:04

Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a smartphone. Going beyond previous augmented reality, their "auras" can do everything from making a painting talk to overlaying live news onto a printed newspaper.

 TED: Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat - Baba Shiv (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:47

Over the years, research has shown a counterintuitive fact about human nature: That sometimes, having too much choice makes us less happy. This may even be true when it comes to medical treatment. Baba Shiv shares a fascinating study that measures why choice opens the door to doubt, and suggests that ceding control -- especially on life-or-death decisions -- may be the best thing for us. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)

 TED: Jamie Drummond: Let's crowdsource the world's goals - Jamie Drummond (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:10

In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.

 TED: Mina Bissell: Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer - Mina Bissell (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:18

For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea -- that a cancer cell doesn't automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. She shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth was wrong.

 TED: Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art - Gabriel Barcia-Colombo (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:04:45

Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...

 TED: Todd Humphreys: How to fool a GPS - Todd Humphreys (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:45

Todd Humphreys forecasts the near-future of geolocation when millimeter-accurate GPS "dots" will enable you to find pin-point locations, index-search your physical possessions ... or to track people without their knowledge. And the response to the sinister side of this technology may have unintended consequences of its own. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)

 TED: Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!) - Jared Ficklin (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:00

Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark -- and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity.

 TED: Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future - Marc Goodman (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:25

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.

 TED: Chris Gerdes: The future race car -- 150mph, and no driver - Chris Gerdes (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:47

Autonomous cars are coming -- and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)

 TED: Jonathan Eisen: Meet your microbes - Jonathan Eisen (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:23

Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes -- both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy. At TEDMED, microbiologist Jonathan Eisen shares what we know, including some surprising ways to put those good microbes to work.

 TED: Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life - Jane McGonigal (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:30

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

 TED: Usman Riaz and Preston Reed: A young guitarist meets his hero - Preston Reed / Usman Riaz (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:50

Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube. The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 -- followed by a jawdropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed. And watch these two guitarists take on a very spur-of-the-moment improv.

 TED: Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills - Cesar Harada (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:30

When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.

 TED: Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? - Raghava KK (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:58

You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.


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