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  • JR pastes up the past, a conference on the cybersecurity of medical devices, and the start of “space taxis”

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    Kate Torgovnick May
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    An image from JR’s “Unframed — Ellis Island.” Photo: Courtesy of JR The past two weeks have been busy for the members of the TED community. Some news highlights: Artist JR is bringing the past back to life with his new series “Unframed.” He has taken archival photos of the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York, closed since 1954, and pasted them up so that doctors who worked there appear to float in the surgical theater and kids treated there peer in through a window. “I let the walls decide what part of the image should appear,” he tells The New York Times.
  • TED: Francis de los Reyes: Sanitation is a basic human right - Francis de los Reyes (2013)

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    29 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Warning: This talk might contain much more than you’d ever want to know about the way the world poops. But as sanitation activist (and TED Fellow) Francis de los Reyes asks — doesn’t everyone deserve a safe place to go?
  • TED: Francis de los Reyes: Sanitation is a basic human right - Francis de los Reyes (2013)

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    29 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Warning: This talk might contain much more than you’d ever want to know about the way the world poops. But as sanitation activist (and TED Fellow) Francis de los Reyes asks — doesn’t everyone deserve a safe place to go?
  • TED: Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe? - Andrew Connolly (2014)

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    16 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope …
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  • JR pastes up the past, a conference on the cybersecurity of medical devices, and the start of “space taxis”

    Kate Torgovnick May
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    An image from JR’s “Unframed — Ellis Island.” Photo: Courtesy of JR The past two weeks have been busy for the members of the TED community. Some news highlights: Artist JR is bringing the past back to life with his new series “Unframed.” He has taken archival photos of the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York, closed since 1954, and pasted them up so that doctors who worked there appear to float in the surgical theater and kids treated there peer in through a window. “I let the walls decide what part of the image should appear,” he tells The New York Times.
  • 7 things learned from a day spent watching TEDxCERN

    Hailey Reissman
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Wednesday marked the second-ever TEDxCERN, the event organized by the folks at CERN, the famed particle physics research center in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for bringing us the World Wide Web, the Large Hadron Collider, and confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson. You know, just a few minor things. TEDxCERN brought together a mix of experts from across the sciences and the world, people all working to answer the question: “What are the big ideas in science that will help us address tomorrow’s major global problems?” Particle physicist (and three-time TED speaker) Brian…
  • Invasion of the golden mussel: A TED Fellow wields genes to protect the Amazon

    Karen Eng
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Back in the ’90s, the golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) hitched a ride on ships traveling from Asia to South America. In the past decade and a half, the mussel has proliferated through South America’s river systems, destroying the native habitat and disrupting the operation of power plants and water treatment facilities. This invasive species now threatens the delicate ecosystem of the Amazon. Computational biologist and TEDGlobal 2014 Fellow Marcela Uliano da Silva is working to put a halt to this. A native of Brazil, she’s sequencing the golden mussel’s genome for the first…
  • Inspiring words from TED@IBM: The best way to predict the future is to invent it

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    25 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The program guide for TED@IBM, themed “Reimagine our world.” Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED By Laura McClure, Emily McManus and Kate Torgovnick May Big data is already transforming our daily lives. And at TED@IBM, a TED Institute event, we got a glimpse of what’s next. Speakers revealed how data will change spaces from the kitchen to the emergency room, and how it will even help us react more quickly to the next ebola-scale epidemic. Throughout the day echoed the message that, for the technologists creating this new future, it is both a tremendous opportunity as well as a big…
  • Further reading and watching on Brazil, to get you in the spirit for TEDGlobal

    Kate Torgovnick May
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    A view of Rio de Janeiro, where TEDGlobal 2014 will take place. Photo: Thinkstock TED has traveled to Tanzania, to Canada and to India. We’ve been to Germany, to Qatar and to assorted places throughout the United Kingdom and the state of California in the United States. But in a few weeks, we are headed for the first time to South America. TEDGlobal 2014 kicks off on Monday, October 6, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So why Brazil? And why now? Curator Bruno Giussani explains. “We wanted to go to South America because it’s one of the regions of the world where we’ve never had an official…
 
 
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