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Questions no one knows the answers to – Chris Anderson

About This Video In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The art of the metaphor – Jane Hirshfield

About This Video How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who … Continue reading

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How inventions change history (for better and for worse) – Kenneth C. Davis

  About This Video Invented in 1793, the cotton gin changed history for good and bad. By allowing one field hand to do the work of 10, it powered a … Continue reading

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How fiction can change reality – Jessica Wise

About This Video Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world — but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

What is Nano?

  Let’s Begin… A brief introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology. source: http://ed.ted.com/on/1F1B2LsH

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23 and 1/2 Hours

  Source: http://ed.ted.com/on/Mot8KdLT

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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

  Let’s Begin… There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff.  ‘Re-Thinking Progress’ explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the … Continue reading

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The secret life of plankton – Tierney Thys

About This Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xFQ_fO2D7f0 New videography techniques have opened up the oceans’ microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with … Continue reading

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Deep ocean mysteries and wonders – David Gallo

About This Video In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the ocean — from … Continue reading

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Conserving our spectacular, vulnerable coral reefs – Joshua Drew

About This Video How do coral reef conservationists balance the environmental needs of the reefs with locals who need the reefs to survive? Joshua Drew draws on the islands of … Continue reading

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How giant sea creatures eat tiny sea creatures – Kelly Benoit-Bird

  About This Video It’s a paradox of ocean life: The largest mammals, like dolphins and whales, survive on the tiniest food — krill, micro-size shrimps and organisms. (Picture trying … Continue reading

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Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

At the University of Pennsylvania, Angela Lee Duckworth studies intangible concepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success. In her late … Continue reading

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Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, game theory, monkeys

When two people are trying to make a deal — whether they’re competing or cooperating — what’s really going on inside their brains? Behavioral economist Colin Camerer shows research that … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones? – George Zaidan

About This Video How do cancer cells grow? How does chemotherapy fight cancer (and cause negative side effects)? The answers lie in cell division. George Zaidan explains how rapid cell division … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

How we see color – Colm Kelleher

About This Video There are three types of color receptors in your eye: red, green and blue. But how do we see the amazing kaleidoscope of other colors that make … Continue reading

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You are your microbes – Jessica Green and Karen Guillemin

About This Video From the microbes in our stomachs to the ones on our teeth, we are homes to millions of unique and diverse communities which help our bodies function. … Continue reading

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