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  • An unusual investment company, inspired by honeybees (and TED)

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    Kate Torgovnick May
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Katherine Collins named her investment firm: Honeybee Capital. Here’s a photo she snapped of the namesake. Nature and investing. On the surface, these things do not sound like they have a lot to do with each other. But to TEDster Katherine Collins, the two are intrinsically linked. After 18 years at Fidelity Investments, and while enrolled at Harvard Divinity School to try to figure out what to do next, Collins found inspiration through TED to start a different kind of investment company — one based on openness and other principles found in nature. Rather than making investments for…
  • TED: Severine Autesserre: To solve mass violence, look to locals - Severine Autesserre (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on solutions that scale to a national level, leaders and aid groups might be better served solving local crises before they ignite.
  • TED: Severine Autesserre: To solve mass violence, look to locals - Severine Autesserre (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on solutions that scale to a national level, leaders and aid groups might be better served solving local crises before they ignite.
  • TED: Daniele Quercia: Happy maps - Daniele Quercia (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way.
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  • An unusual investment company, inspired by honeybees (and TED)

    Kate Torgovnick May
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Katherine Collins named her investment firm: Honeybee Capital. Here’s a photo she snapped of the namesake. Nature and investing. On the surface, these things do not sound like they have a lot to do with each other. But to TEDster Katherine Collins, the two are intrinsically linked. After 18 years at Fidelity Investments, and while enrolled at Harvard Divinity School to try to figure out what to do next, Collins found inspiration through TED to start a different kind of investment company — one based on openness and other principles found in nature. Rather than making investments for…
  • University students explain why they’re organizing a TEDx on their campus in Syria — and why it’s so important

    TED Guest Author
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:06 pm
    By the TEDxYPU team In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fifth year. Syrians have lost so much in that time — the Syrian who has not lost their life has lost several years of it because of a destroyed home, a faded business, or a family that has been torn apart by death or separation. But for many Syrians, what’s been lost most of all is any sense of hope. We are a group of 25 ambitious students at Yarmouk Private University (YPU). We’re between the ages of 20 and 22, we live in Damascus, and we are organizing TEDxYPU for one simple reason: We want to bring a spark…
  • A real debate on artificial intelligence, Mark Ronson gets lyrical, plus a look at why diversity is important in tech

    cynthiabetubiza
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    As usual, the TED community has been very busy this past week. Below, some updates from TEDsters with news to share. Fresh takes on artificial intelligence. Machines that think: the best thing since the discovery of fire or the biggest threat to humanity since the atomic bomb? Responding to the annual Edge question, almost 200 thinkers, including TED speakers such as Susan Blackmore and Mark Pagel, weigh in on the deceptively distant possibility of superintelligent machines, both from a technological stance and from a moral one. (Watch Susan’s TED Talk, “Memes and ‘temes’ “ and…
  • How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world

    Karen Eng
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Mohammed Dalwai shares his idea for a Mobile Triage App at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. South African emergency room doctor Mohammed Dalwai witnessed such avoidable tragedy firsthand while working with Médicins sans Frontières in Pakistan. He resolved never to let it happen again. Dalwai urged MSF to apply a standard triaging system — the paper-based South African…
  • 10 steps to tame your email inbox and keep chaos at bay

    mcwattersted
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Just like you, we at TED get inundated with email. And just like you, many of us think of an overflowing inbox as a guilt-inducing, anxiety-laden reminder of things left undone. As TED’s User Experience Architect, I like my inbox the same way I like my designs: simple, orderly, and communicating clearly what to do next. Many people have no problem with dozens, hundreds or even thousands of unread messages in their inbox; if that’s you, you can stop reading now. But if you’re like me, unread email gives you stress — and it pretty much ensures important things will fall through the…
 
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  • TED: Severine Autesserre: To solve mass violence, look to locals - Severine Autesserre (2014)

    TEDTalks
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on solutions that scale to a national level, leaders and aid groups might be better served solving local crises before they ignite.
  • TED: Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it - Miguel Nicolelis (2014)

    TEDTalks
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to "the limit of your imagination."
  • TED: Morgana Bailey: The danger of hiding who you are - Morgana Bailey (2014)

    TEDTalks
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
  • TED: Joe Madiath: Better toilets, better life - Joe Madiath (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    In rural India, the lack of toilets creates a big, stinking problem. It leads to poor quality water, one of the leading causes of disease in India, and has a disproportionately negative effect on women. Joe Madiath introduces a program to help villagers help themselves, by building clean, protected water and sanitation systems and requiring everyone in the village to collaborate -- with significant benefits that ripple across health, education and even government.
  • TED: Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice - Sarah Bergbreiter (2014)

    TEDTalks
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future.
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  • TED: Severine Autesserre: To solve mass violence, look to locals - Severine Autesserre (2014)

    TEDTalks
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on solutions that scale to a national level, leaders and aid groups might be better served solving local crises before they ignite.
  • TED: Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it - Miguel Nicolelis (2014)

    TEDTalks
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to "the limit of your imagination."
  • TED: Morgana Bailey: The danger of hiding who you are - Morgana Bailey (2014)

    TEDTalks
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Morgana Bailey has been hiding her true self for 16 years. In a brave talk, she utters four words that might not seem like a big deal to some, but to her have been paralyzing. Why speak up? Because she’s realized that her silence has personal, professional and societal consequences. In front of an audience of her co-workers, she reflects on what it means to fear the judgment of others, and how it makes us judge ourselves.
  • TED: Joe Madiath: Better toilets, better life - Joe Madiath (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    In rural India, the lack of toilets creates a big, stinking problem. It leads to poor quality water, one of the leading causes of disease in India, and has a disproportionately negative effect on women. Joe Madiath introduces a program to help villagers help themselves, by building clean, protected water and sanitation systems and requiring everyone in the village to collaborate -- with significant benefits that ripple across health, education and even government.
  • TED: Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice - Sarah Bergbreiter (2014)

    TEDTalks
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future.
 
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    Podcasts

  • TED: Daniele Quercia: Happy maps - Daniele Quercia (2014)

    TEDTalks
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way.
  • TED: Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds - Michael Rubinstein (2014)

    TEDTalks
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Video researcher Michael Rubinstein plays us clip after jaw-dropping clip showing how this tech can track an individual’s pulse and heartbeat simply from a piece of footage. Watch him re-create a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips. The wow-inspiring and sinister applications of this tech you have to see to believe.
  • TED: Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words! - Erin McKean (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.
  • TED: Mundano: Pimp my ... trash cart? - Mundano (2014)

    TEDTalks
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    In Brazil, "catadores" collect junk and recyclables. But while they provide a vital service that benefits all, they are nearly invisible as they roam the streets. Enter graffiti artist Mundano, a TED Fellow. In a spirited talk, he describes his project "Pimp My Carroça," which has transformed these heroic workers' carts into things of beauty and infused them with a sense of humor. It's a movement that is going global.
  • TED: Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve - Carol Dweck (2014)

    TEDTalks
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.
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