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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Over the years, research has shown a counterintuitive fact about human nature: That sometimes, having too much choice makes us less happy. This may even be true when it comes to medical treatment. Baba Shiv shares a fascinating study that measures why choice opens the door to doubt, and suggests that ceding control -- especially on life-or-death decisions -- may be the best thing for us.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, cancer, choice, TEDxStanford, 2012
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Art historian Bahia Shehab has long been fascinated with the Arabic script for ‘no.’ When revolution swept through Egypt in 2011, she began spraying the image in the streets saying no to dictators, no to military rule and no to violence.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, world cultures, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action. (Filmed at TEDxExete
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, technology, war, TEDxExeter, 2012
TED Talks
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Photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor was living in Afghanistan — until his risky work forced him to leave the country. But for Batoor, a member of a displaced ethnic group called the Hazara, moving home to Pakistan proved dangerous too. And finding a safer place wasn't as simple as buying a plane ticket. Instead, he was forced to pay a human smuggler, and join the deadly tidal wave of migrants seeking asylum by boat. He documents the harrowing ocean trip with powerful photographs.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, global issues, immigration, photography, TEDxSydney, 2014
TED Talks
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Tuna are ocean athletes -- fast, far-ranging predators whose habits we're just beginning to understand. Marine biologist Barbara Block fits tuna with tracking tags (complete with transponders) that record unprecedented amounts of data about these gorgeous, threatened fish and the ocean habitats they move through.
Topics: TEDTalks, Mission Blue Voyage, TED, Talks, mission blue, oceans, science, technology, 2010
TED Talks
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What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, animals, biology, evolution, medicine, mental health, TEDMED 2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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What is genomics? How will it affect our lives? In this intriguing primer on the genomics revolution, entrepreneur Barry Schuler says we can at least expect healthier, tastier food. He suggests we start with the pinot noir grape, to build better wines.
Topics: TEDTalks, Taste3 2008, TED, Talks, biology, entrepreneur, food, genetics, science, technology, 2008
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, business, culture, global issues, philosophy, politics, self, social...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, choice, consumerism, culture, economics, happiness,...
TED Talks
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What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It's time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, economics, happiness, psychology, work, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question "How do we do the right thing?" With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED in the Field, TED, Talks, culture, global issues, happiness, philosophy, self, 2010
TED Talks
by TED.com
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We can use a mosquito's own instincts against her. At TEDxMaastricht speaker Bart Knols demos the imaginative solutions his team is developing to fight malaria -- including limburger cheese and a deadly pi
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, global issues, health, insects, medicine, tedx, TEDxMaastricht,...
TED Talks
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At TEDxRotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his extraordinary project: training rats to sniff out land mines. He shows clips of his "hero rats" in action, and previews his work's next phase: teaching them to turn up tuberculosis in the lab.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxRotterdam 2010, TED, Talks, Africa, animals, technology, war, 2010
TED Talks
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Chef Barton Seaver presents a modern dilemma: Seafood is one of our healthier protein options, but overfishing is desperately harming our oceans. He suggests a simple way to keep fish on the dinner table that includes every mom's favorite adage -- "Eat your vegetables!"
Topics: TEDTalks, Mission Blue Voyage, TED, Talks, environment, fish, food, oceans, sustainability, 2010
TED Talks
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Bassam Tariq is a blogger, a filmmaker, and a halal butcher — but one thread unites his work: His joy in the diversity, the humanness of our individual experiences. In this charming talk, he shares clips from his film "These Birds Walk" and images from his tour of 30 mosques in 30 days — and reminds us to consider the beautiful complexity within us all.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, creativity, film, writing, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space -- and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, design, flight, industrial design, transportation, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Frustrated by not being able to sing two notes at the same time, musical inventor Beardyman built a machine to allow him to create loops and layers from just the sounds he makes with his voice. Given that he can effortlessly conjure the sound of everything from crying babies to buzzing flies, not to mention mimic pretty much any musical instrument imaginable, that's a lot of different sounds. Sit back and let the wall of sound of this dazzling performance wash over you.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, entertainment, music, technology, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
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What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, bees, biology, children, collaboration, insects, science, youth, TEDGlobal...
TED Talks
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Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, brain, consciousness, mind, psychology, science, visualizations,...
TED Talks
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In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Asia, culture, disaster relief, memory, photography, storytelling, TEDGlobal...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, adventure, happiness, life, personal growth, poverty, social change, society,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, children, culture, education, film, storytelling, youth, TEDSalon London...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it. Brazilian entrepreneur Bel Pesce breaks down five easy-to-believe myths that ensure your dream projects will never come to fruition.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, entrepreneur, innovation, life, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
TED Talks
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How much of what you think about your brain is actually wrong? In this whistlestop tour of dis-proved science, Ben Ambridge walks through 10 popular ideas about psychology that have been proven wrong — and uncovers a few surprising truths about how our brains really work.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, brain, education, psychology, TEDxYouth@Manchester, 2014
TED Talks
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Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live arts -- asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? At TEDxYYC, he offers a bold look forward.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxYYC, TED, Talks, arts, education, entertainment, performance, 2010
TED Talks
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In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and added to what has fast become a multibillion-dollar global industry for all things weed-related: from vape pens to brownies and beyond. But to say that we've legalized marijuana is subtly misleading — what we've really done is commercialized THC, says educator Ben Cort, and that's led to products that are unnaturally potent. In an eye-opening talk, Cort examines the often unseen impacts of the commercial cannabis industry — and calls on us to...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, criminal justice, health, society, public health, TEDx, TED2017,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, culture, education, entertainment, library, literature, race,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, data, health care, illness, illusion, medicine, science, TEDGlobal 2011, 2011
TED Talks
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When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cancer, medicine, science, TEDMED 2012, 2012
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations -- but they're under threat from pollution, war, neglect. Ben Kacyra, who invented a groundbreaking 3D scanning system, is using his invention to scan and preserve the world's heritage in archival detail. (Watch to the end for a little demo.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2011, TED, Talks, history, invention, technology, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In this captivating talk from the TED archive, cartoonist Ben Katchor reads from his comic strips. These perceptive, surreal stories find the profound hopes and foibles of history (and modern New York) preserved in objects like light switches and signs.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2002, TED, Talks, New York, art, book, cities, humor, 2002
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, climate change, culture, exploration, global issues, personal...
TED Talks
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This year, explorer Ben Saunders attempted his most ambitious trek yet. He set out to complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s failed 1912 polar expedition — a four-month, 1,800-mile round trip journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. In the first talk given after his adventure, just five weeks after his return, Saunders offers a raw, honest look at this “hubris”-tinged mission that brought him to the most difficult decision of his life.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, adventure, exploration, extreme sports, personal growth, potential, TED2014,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Explorer Ben Saunders wants you to go outside! Not because it’s always pleasant and happy, but because that’s where the meat of life is, “the juice that we can suck out of our hours and days.” Saunders’ next outdoor excursion? To try to be the first in the world to walk from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, extreme sports, personal growth, potential, sports, TEDSalon London...
TED Talks
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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.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, New York, cities, data, statistics, technology, TEDxNewYork, 2014
TED Talks
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If we want sustainable, long-term security to be the norm in the world, it's time to radically rethink how we can achieve it, says TED Fellow and conflict researcher Benedetta Berti. In an eye-opening talk, Berti explains how building a safer world has a lot less to do with crushing enemies on the battlefield and a lot more to do with protecting civilians — no matter where they're from or where they live.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, Middle East, security, global issues, violence, terrorism,...
TED Talks
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ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas. These three very different groups are known for violence — but that’s only a portion of what they do, says policy analyst Benedetti Berti. They also attempt to win over populations with social work: setting up schools and hospitals, offering safety and security, and filling the gaps left by weak governments. Understanding the broader work of these groups suggests new strategies for ending the violence.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Middle East, TED Fellows, global issues, politics, terrorism, violence,...
TED Talks
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It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world's problems. So who's actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let's give them more control over global policy. Barber shows how these "urban homeboys" are solving pressing problems on their own turf -- and maybe in the world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cities, global issues, politics, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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What the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from space changed them forever. Author and artist Benjamin Grant aims to provoke this same feeling of overwhelming scale and beauty in each of us through a series of stunning satellite images that show the effects human beings are having on the planet. "If we can adopt a more expansive perspective, embrace the truth of what is going on and contemplate the long-term health of our planet, we will create a better, safer and smarter future for our...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, climate change, environment, photography, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Can happiness be bought? To find out, author Benjamin Wallace sampled the world's most expensive products, including a bottle of 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc, 8 ounces of Kobe beef and the fabled (notorious) Kopi Luwak coffee. His critique may surprise you.
Topics: TEDTalks, Taste3 2008, TED, Talks, book, business, culture, entertainment, food, happiness,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2008, TED, Talks, Buddhism, arts, creativity, culture, entertainment, leadership, live...
TED Talks
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At TED2010, mathematics legend Benoit Mandelbrot develops a theme he first discussed at TED in 1984 -- the extreme complexity of roughness, and the way that fractal math can find order within patterns that seem unknowably complicated.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, math, TED2010, 2010
TED Talks
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Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature's symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, animals, nature, sound, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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For the dawn of a new decade, adventurer Bertrand Piccard offers us a challenge: Find motivation in what seems impossible. He shares his own plans to do what many say can't be done -- to fly around the world, day and night, in a solar-powered aircraft.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, adventure, aircraft, engineering, green, technology, TEDGlobal 2009, 2009
TED Talks
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With warmth and grace, Beth Malone tells the deeply personal story of her dad's struggle with frontotemporal lobe dementia, and how it changed how she thinks about death (and life). A moving talk about a daughter's love — and of letting go and finding peace.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Residency, death, disease, family, humanity, illness, life, mental...
TED Talks
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What can governments learn from the open-data revolution? In this stirring talk, Beth Noveck, the former deputy CTO at the White House, shares a vision of practical openness -- connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. Imagine the "writable society" ...
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, data, global issues, government, politics, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
TED Talks
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Say hello to the decentralized economy — the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockchain will eliminate the need for centralized institutions like banks or governments to facilitate trade, evolving age-old models of commerce and finance into something far more interesting: a distributed, transparent, autonomous system for exchanging value.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, blockchain, business, collaboration, computers, data, economics,...
TED Talks
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Beverly + Dereck Joubert live in the bush, filming and photographing lions and leopards in their natural habitat. With stunning footage (some never before seen), they discuss their personal relationships with these majestic animals -- and their quest to save the big cats from human threats.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDWomen, TED, Talks, Africa, animals, environment, film, global issues, photography, 2010
In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with Chris Anderson, the couple talks about their work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as about their marriage, their children, their failures and the satisfaction of giving most of their wealth away.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, philanthropy, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression — and handle your next conversation with grace and maybe a bit of humor.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, communication, compassion, depression, friendship, health, humanity,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Accepting the 2007 TED Prize, Bill Clinton asks for help in bringing health care to Rwanda -- and the rest of the world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, Africa, TED Prize, business, culture, economics, global issues,...
TED Talks
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Where you live: It impacts your health as much as diet and genes do, but it's not part of your medical records. At TEDMED, Bill Davenhall shows how overlooked government geo-data (from local heart-attack rates to toxic dumpsite info) can mesh with mobile GPS apps to keep doctors in the loop. Call it "geo-medicine."
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDMED 2009, TED, Talks, health, health care, medicine, technology, 2009
TED Talks
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Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain types of cancer -- the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDMED 2011, TED, Talks, cancer, medical research, technology, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Bill Ford is a car guy -- his great-grandfather was Henry Ford, and he grew up inside the massive Ford Motor Co. So when he worries about cars' impact on the environment, and about our growing global gridlock problem, it's worth a listen. His vision for the future of mobility includes "smart roads," even smarter public transport and going green like never before.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2011, TED, Talks, cars, design, mobility, technology, 2011
TED Talks
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Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. (And see the Q and A on the TED Blog.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TED2009, business, education, health, illness, philanthropy, science,...
TED Talks
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America's school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits -- with the financing of education at the losing end.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2011, TED, Talks, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for miracles to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, business, energy, global issues, invention, science, technology, TED2010, 2010
TED Talks
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Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, education, global issues, TED Talks Education, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab, talks about his life as an inventor, starting with his high-school company selling solar energy plans and kits. Learn here about a groundbreaking system for solar cells -- and some questions we haven't yet solved.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, energy, invention, technology, TED2003, 2003
TED Talks
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Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, creativity, technology, TED2015, 2015
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Technologist and futurist Bill Joy talks about several big worries for humanity -- and several big hopes in the fields of health, education and future tech.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, future, health, science, technology, TED2006, 2006
TED Talks
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Bill Stone, a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth’s deepest abysses, discusses his efforts to mine lunar ice for space fuel and to build an autonomous robot for studying Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, Moon, NASA, adventure, energy, exploration, mining, space,...
TED Talks
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Bill Strickland tells a quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music, and unlikely partnerships.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2002, TED, Talks, MacArthur grant, activism, arts, children, culture, education,...
TED Talks
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Legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi didn't know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at TED2015. They just knew they wanted to offer the audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. The result: An improvised piece they call "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain," so extraordinary it had to be shared ...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, dance, entertainment, live music, music, performance, TED2015, 2015
TED Talks
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Tennis legend Billie Jean King isn't just a pioneer of women's tennis — she's a pioneer for women getting paid. In this freewheeling conversation, she talks about identity, the role of sports in social justice, and the famous Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, LGBT, feminism, inequality, interview, leadership, social change, sports,...
TED Talks
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Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk -- and don't miss the hilarious final poem!
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, entertainment, humor, poetry, TED2012, 2012
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What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, animals, creativity, death, love, poetry, TED2014, 2014
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Speaking at TED in 1998, Rev. Billy Graham marvels at technology's power to improve lives and change the world -- but says the end of evil, suffering and death will come only after the world accepts Christ. A legendary talk from TED's archives.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED1998, TED, Talks, Christianity, God, death, faith, religion, technology, 1998
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11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxNextGenerationAsheville, TED, Talks, agriculture, business, environment, food, green,...
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At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, death, global issues, health, health care, life, medicine, TED2015, 2015
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Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature -- they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy -- and creating stunning views.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2009, TED, Talks, architecture, creativity, design, environment, green, 2009
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Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, AIDS, Africa, business, choice, climate change, culture, disaster...
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Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, dance, entertainment, performance, toy, TED2013, 2013
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In a demo that drew gasps at TED2010, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos new augmented-reality mapping technology from Microsoft.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, design, map, technology, TED2010, 2010
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Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, collaboration, demo, microsoft, photography, short talk, software,...