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Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr.

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Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is. | My Favorite TED Talks | Scoop.it

Chip Kidd doesn’t judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs.

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felicia's comment, December 28, 2012 11:02 PM
great
Heather Swift's comment, February 2, 2013 9:24 PM
I LOVED this!
Lucile Debethune's curator insight, April 21, 4:27 AM

TED addict ^^ 

Le livre change, à la fois dans son aspect, son contenu, ses moyens de diffusion... quelques idées

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Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

 Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open?

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Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career

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 In this funny and blunt talk from TEDxUW, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives.

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Jane Franken's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:42 AM

This talk takes an anthropological view of humans and technology which lends context to and directly supports ideas specific to the future of software development.  Case describes the way emerging technology is freely traversing the barrier between physical and mental, the implications of which will surely impact heavily on software development.

Lucile Debethune's curator insight, April 21, 4:28 AM

Les smartphone sont ils une extension de notre cerveau ou une partie de notre être étendu ? Sommes nous déjà des Cyborg ? 

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Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system

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Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do.

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TED Blog | Robots that fly … and cooperate: Vijay Kumar

TED Blog | Robots that fly … and cooperate: Vijay Kumar | My Favorite TED Talks | Scoop.it
Here’s the third talk from TED2012 (still going on). Yesterday, Vijay Kumar wowed the TED audience with his (and his team’s) flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams, and he permiered a very special music video — created specially for TED —  which has gone viral less than a day after posting. 
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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

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Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked

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Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.

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TED Quotes

TED Quotes | My Favorite TED Talks | Scoop.it

Do I have to start a topic My favorite TED Quotes ? ;-)


New TED Quotes website, Inspiring, as usual.

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Amy Tan on creativity

Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.
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Jonas Gahr Støre: In defense of dialogue

In politics, it seems counterintuitive to engage in dialogue with violent groups, with radicals and terrorists, and with the states that support them. But Jonas Gahr Støre, the foreign minister of Norway, makes a compelling case for open discussion, even when values diverge, in an attempt to build greater security for all

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Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make.

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Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time |

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Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel.

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning.

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Ivan Berlocher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:39 PM

Great Leasson from a Story Teller Master !

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James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

\ Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change.

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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert.

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Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Every day, we use materials from the earth without thinking, for free. But what if we had to pay for their true value: would it make us more careful about what we use and what we waste?

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A TEDTalk from the future as envisioned by Prometheus director Ridley Scott

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Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.

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Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift

Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk at TEDxBrussels he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming.

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Wade Davis: The worldwide web of belief and ritual

TED Talks Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human.
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Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr.

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Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.


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Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments.Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

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