Tag: TEDTalks

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Thank you very much. I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife Terry and our two kids. Actually, truthfully, we moved to Los Angeles — (Laughter) thinking we were moving…

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Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

There is something you know about me, something very personal, and there is something I know about every one of you and that’s very central to your concerns. There is something that we know about everyone we meet…

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New bionics let us run, climb and dance | Hugh Herr

New bionics let us run, climb and dance | Hugh Herr

Looking deeply inside nature, through the magnifying glass of science, designers extract principles, processes and materials that are forming the very basis of design methodology. From synthetic constructs that resemble biological materials, to computational methods that emulate neural…

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My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK

My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast When I was 14 years old, I had low self-esteem. I felt I was not talented at anything. One day, I bought a yo-yo. When I tried my first trick, it looked…

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Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

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Hello. My name is Simone. You know how people tell you if you get nervous when onstage, picture people in the audience naked? Like it’s this thing that’s supposed to make you feel better. But I was thinking…

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How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

I have a confession to make. But first, I want you to make a little confession to me. In the past year, I want you to just raise your hand if you’ve experienced relatively little stress. Anyone? How…

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The three ways that good design makes you happy | Don Norman

The three ways that good design makes you happy | Don Norman

The new me is beauty. (Laughter) Yeah, people used to say, “Norman’s OK, but if you followed what he said, everything would be usable but it would be ugly.” Well, I didn’t have that in mind, so ……

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How to control someone else’s arm with your brain | Greg Gage

How to control someone else’s arm with your brain | Greg Gage

The brain is an amazing and complex organ. And while many people are fascinated by the brain, they can’t really tell you that much about the properties about how the brain works because we don’t teach neuroscience in…

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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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10 things you didn’t know about orgasm | Mary Roach

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Alright. I’m going to show you a couple of images from a very diverting paper in The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. I’m going to go way out on a limb and say that it is the most…

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