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A robot that flies like a bird | Markus Fischer

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It is a dream of mankind to fly like a bird. Birds are very agile. They fly, not with rotating components, so they fly only by flapping their wings. So we looked at the birds, and we tried…

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How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

Okay, now I don’t want to alarm anybody in this room, but it’s just come to my attention that the person to your right is a liar. (Laughter) Also, the person to your left is a liar. Also…

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Imaging at a trillion frames per second | Ramesh Raskar

Imaging at a trillion frames per second | Ramesh Raskar

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha Doc Edgerton inspired us with awe and curiosity with this photo of a bullet piercing through an apple, and exposure just a millionth of a second. But now, 50 years later, we…

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The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins

The art of misdirection | Apollo Robbins

Do you think it’s possible to control someone’s attention? Even more than that, what about predicting human behavior? I think those are interesting ideas. For me, that would be the perfect superpower, actually kind of an evil way…

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Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

Translator: Morton Bast Reviewer: Thu-Huong Ha Like many of you, I’m one of the lucky people. I was born to a family where education was pervasive. I’m a third-generation PhD, a daughter of two academics. In my childhood,…

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Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So I want to start by offering you a free no-tech life hack, and all it requires of you is this: that you change your posture for two minutes. But before I…

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How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the…

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D’Andrea

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D’Andrea

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So what does it mean for a machine to be athletic? We will demonstrate the concept of machine athleticism and the research to achieve it with the help of these flying machines…

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How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

You all know the truth of what I’m going to say. I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at…

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Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems

Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems

I think we’re all aware that the world today is full of problems. We’ve been hearing them today and yesterday and every day for decades. Serious problems, big problems, pressing problems. Poor nutrition, access to water, climate change,…

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