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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: Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation - Chris Bliss (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:00

Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.

 TED: Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object - Neil MacGregor (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:37

A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this enthralling talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object.

 TED: Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil - Garth Lenz (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:40

What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.

 TED: Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism - Paul Conneally (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:57

The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid.

 TED: Simon Berrow: How do you save a shark you know nothing about? - Simon Berrow (2010) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:46

They're the second largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. At TEDxDublin, Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish), and the exceptional -- and wonderfully low-tech -- ways he's learning enough to save them.

 TED: Lucien Engelen: Crowdsource your health - Lucien Engelen (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:12

You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators.

 TED: Inara George sings 'Family Tree' - Inara George (2010) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:03:19

Singer Inara George and guitarist Mike Andrews play the quietly lovely love song "Family Tree."

 TED: Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage - Jenna McCarthy (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:11:17

In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actress.

 TED: Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby? - Tyrone Hayes / Penelope Jagessar Chaffer (2010) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:48

Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.


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