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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: Alanna Shaikh: How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's - Alanna Shaikh (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:26

When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She's taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment -- should it arrive -- when she herself gets Alzheimer's disease.

 TED: Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor - Boaz Almog (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:25

How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail -- completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss. Experiment: Prof. Guy Deutscher, Mishael Azoulay, Boaz Almog, of the High Tc Superconductivity Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.

 TED: Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside - Elyn Saks (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:52

"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

 TED: Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world - Don Tapscott (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:50

The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.

 TED: Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination - Massimo Banzi (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:46

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."

 TED: Rives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game - Rives (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:46

Prompted by the Encyclopaedia Britannica ending its print publication, performance poet Rives resurrects a game from his childhood. Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Rives takes us on a charming tour through random (and less random) bits of human knowledge: from Chimborazo, the farthest point from the center of the Earth, to Ham the Astrochimp, the first chimpanzee in outer space.

 TED: E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists - E.O. Wilson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:14:56

“The world needs you, badly,” begins celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life. (Filmed at TEDMED.)

 TED: Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation - Nirmalya Kumar (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:15:12

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of "invisible innovation" currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too. (Filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.)

 TED: Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home - Jon Nguyen (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:07:53

Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASAJPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)

 TED: Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces - Wolfgang Kessling (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:11:35

During the hot summer months, watching an outdoor sports match or concert can be tantamount to baking uncomfortably in the sun -- but it doesn’t have to be. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, physicist Wolfgang Kessling reveals sustainable design innovations that cool us from above and below, and even collects solar energy for later use.

 TED: Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom - Peter Norvig (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:11

In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.

 TED: Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla - Marco Tempest (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:05

Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla -- called “the greatest geek who ever lived” -- from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.

 TED: Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized? - Ivan Oransky (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:24

Reuters health editor Ivan Oransky warns that we’re suffering from an epidemic of preposterous preconditions -- pre-diabetes, pre-cancer, and many more. In this engaging talk from TEDMED he shows how health care can find a solution... by taking an important lesson from baseball.

 TED: David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - David R. Dow (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:18:16

What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)

 TED: Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media - Megan Kamerick (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:31

How do you tell women’s stories? Ask women to tell them. At TEDxABQ, Megan Kamerick shows how the news media underrepresents women as reporters and news sources, and because of that tells an incomplete story. (Filmed at TEDxABQ.)


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