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  • Kenneth Shinozuka: My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

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    12 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ... and how he hopes to help others with Alzheimer's.
  • 12 tips for hosting a TED Live party

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    Cynthia Betubiza
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    A new venue for TED Conferences: your living room. You can watch TED2015 sessions live or after. With friends. Ideas are best when shared in good company. So invite the gang, grab some popcorn and enjoy TED2015 via TED Live, our high-definition webstream that beams the TED Conference, either in the moment or after the fact, into your living room, office or classroom. The on-demand conference, to watch anytime, costs $100, or you can watch it live for $500 (which also gives you access to the on-demand archives). And so: it is party time. We’ve gathered 12 tips for throwing a TED Live party…
  • Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

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    TEDTalks
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.
  • Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

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    TEDTalks
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.
  • Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

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    TEDTalks
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.
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  • 12 tips for hosting a TED Live party

    Cynthia Betubiza
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    A new venue for TED Conferences: your living room. You can watch TED2015 sessions live or after. With friends. Ideas are best when shared in good company. So invite the gang, grab some popcorn and enjoy TED2015 via TED Live, our high-definition webstream that beams the TED Conference, either in the moment or after the fact, into your living room, office or classroom. The on-demand conference, to watch anytime, costs $100, or you can watch it live for $500 (which also gives you access to the on-demand archives). And so: it is party time. We’ve gathered 12 tips for throwing a TED Live party…
  • Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch, a musical trip down the Nile, plus a tasty menu á la TED

    Cynthia Betubiza
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Overlooked treasures. A bed, a watch, a shoe: all mundane items unappreciated in the moment. But through history’s eyes, they gain new meaning. In this beautiful “Portraits in Creativity” documentary, Maira Kalman talks about curating the exhibit “Maira Kalman Selects” for the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. It chronicles “the memories, dreams and reflections” of people through objects like a 100-year-old French army cot and Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch. And each…
  • {A satirical TED Talk, inspired by Dostoevsky and given by a 10-year-old}

    TED Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    In “The Thought Leader,” a satire create by artist Liz Magic Laser, 10-year-old Alex Ammerman gives a TED Talk that ponders the “dark chasm of meaninglessness.” And he does it perfectly. Photo: Courtesy of Various Small Fires, Los Angeles On the surface, the talk is “TED-like”: the round red carpet, the well-rehearsed speaker, the shadowy audience, the headset mic. But quickly, discordant elements begin to register: the strange parenthetical markings on the floor, the inappropriate audience responses, the fact that the speaker himself is a 10-year-old boy.
  • TED scientists get the LEGO treatment

    Cynthia Betubiza
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    LEGOs are for building spaceships, crafting castles and getting lost in your couch. But what if they could be used not just to dream of lands long ago and times far away, but to inspire future scientists? That’s what writer Maia Weinstock had in mind when she made these STEM scientist action figures. Weinstock has turned TED Fellows Jedidah Isler (an astrophysicist), Danielle N. Lee (a biologist) and David Sengeh (a bio-engineer), as well as TED speaker Mae Jemison (an astronaut) into miniature figurines using LEGOs. In the Scientific American article “It’s time for more diversity in…
  • Books to get you ready for TED2015

    Jessica Gross
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Counting the days ’til TED2015? Yeah: we are, too. Before the conference begins on March 16, dive into a great book written by one of our speakers. Books from speakers in Session 1, “Opening Gambit” National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear, by David Rothkopf. The foreign policy specialist examines the way U.S. leaders have coped with our unprecedented state of vulnerability, threat and crisis. Marina Abramovic: 512 Hours, by Marina Abramovic. A catalogue of works from throughout the legendary performance artist’s career. Books from speakers in Session 2, “What Are…
 
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  • Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

    TEDTalks
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.
  • Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity

    TEDTalks
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    How do vaccines prevent disease -- even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical mass of people getting their shots to break the chain of infection. Health researcher Romina Libster shows how herd immunity contained a deadly outbreak of H1N1 in her hometown. (In Spanish with subtitles.)
  • Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

    TEDTalks
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.
  • Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are

    TEDTalks
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
  • James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house

    TEDTalks
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an African American man, he had to go to shocking lengths to find a place for his young family to live nearby. He tells this powerful story about the lived experience of "everyday racism" -- and how it echoes today in the way he's had to teach his grandchildren to interact with police.
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  • Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

    TEDTalks
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.
  • Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity

    TEDTalks
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    How do vaccines prevent disease -- even among people too young to get vaccinated? It's a concept called "herd immunity," and it relies on a critical mass of people getting their shots to break the chain of infection. Health researcher Romina Libster shows how herd immunity contained a deadly outbreak of H1N1 in her hometown. (In Spanish with subtitles.)
  • Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

    TEDTalks
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.
  • Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are

    TEDTalks
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why.
  • James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house

    TEDTalks
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    Fifty-three years ago, James A. White Sr. joined the US Air Force. But as an African American man, he had to go to shocking lengths to find a place for his young family to live nearby. He tells this powerful story about the lived experience of "everyday racism" -- and how it echoes today in the way he's had to teach his grandchildren to interact with police.
 
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  • Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

    TEDTalks
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Nearly 1000 "honor" killings are reported in Pakistan each year, murders by a family member for behavior deemed "shameful," such as a relationship outside of marriage. When Khalida Brohi lost a close friend to the practice, she resolved to campaign against it. Yet she met resistance from an unlikely source: the very community she hoped to protect. In this powerful, honest talk, Brohi shares how she took a hard look at her own process, and offers sharp insights for other passionate activists.
  • Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love

    TEDTalks
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:56 am
    Finding the right mate is no cakewalk -- but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love, and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone.
  • Kenneth Shinozuka: My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

    TEDTalks
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ... and how he hopes to help others with Alzheimer's.
  • Jaap de Roode: How butterflies self-medicate

    TEDTalks
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Just like us, the monarch butterfly sometimes gets sick thanks to a nasty parasite. But biologist Jaap de Roode noticed something interesting about the butterflies he was studying — infected female butterflies would choose to lay their eggs on a specific kind of plant that helped their offspring avoid getting sick. How do they know to choose this plant? Think of it as “the other butterfly effect” — which could teach us to find new medicines for the treatment of human disease.
  • Brian Dettmer: Old books reborn as art

    TEDTalks
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    What do you do with an outdated encyclopedia in the information age? With X-Acto knives and an eye for a good remix, artist Brian Dettmer makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.
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  • Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa

    brian
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa Psychologist Who are you, and wha […] The post Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Eben Bayer

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    17 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Eben Bayer Green designer Who are you, and what do you […] The post Eben Bayer appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Christoph Adami

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    5 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Christoph Adami Artificial life researcher Who are you, […] The post Christoph Adami appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Matthew O’Reilly

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    23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Matthew O’Reilly Emergency Medical Technician Who […] The post Matthew O’Reilly appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • David Holt

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    12 Jan 2015 | 6:13 pm
    David Holt Musician Who are you, and what do you do? I […] The post David Holt appeared first on After Ted Talks.
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