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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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Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Concentric Media
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Searching for a Safe Abortion : Russ ' s Story 2012 | 2 mins 27 secs Russ, when a professor, risked arrest to find an illegal abortion for a student.
Topics: abortion, risks, illegal
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Pro - Choice Clergy Risk Arrest to Find Safe Abortions 2012 | 3 mins 37 secs Pro - choice clergy joined together to find safe illegal abortions for desperate women.
Topics: abortion, choice, clergy, help
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by Concentric Media
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2012 | 1 min 43 secs When Abortion Was Illegal Medical professionals recall when abortion was illegal as they describe the tragedies they remember. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: abortion, when abortion was illegal, choice, concentric media, doctors, when abortion was illegal,...
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The Danger of Illegal Abortions: Dorothy's Story 2012 | 1 min 25 secs A Filmmaker who survived a life-threatening backalley abortion tells her story. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: backalley, back alley, abortion, illegal, survived, scared, dorothy, fadiman, concentric, media
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Providing Abortion Services: The Challenge 2012 | 1 min 44 secs Anti-abortion arson at her clinic only deepened this provider's commitment to serve women's health needs. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: challenge abortion services, arson, threats, clinic, abortion
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by Concentric Media
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2012 | 1 min 58 secs No Birth Control: Lana's Story Lana risked death if she gave birth. To save her life, she had a backalley abortion. This clip is part of ChoiceatRisk.org .
Topics: abortion, backalley
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Concentric Media
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Arranging Safe Abortions: Jane 2 012 | 2 mins 25 secs Women offered illegal abortion counseling under the code name " Jane "
Topics: abortion, illegal, jane, anonymous
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Election night 2004 raised serious questions across the country. Experts, politicians, reporters, and everyday folks all observed a troubling chain of events, leading to suspicion of widespread election fraud. People from coast to coast reported machine breakdowns, voter disenfranchisement, irregular tallies and mass confusion.
Topics: election at risk, election night 2004, election fraud, dorothy, fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  "Did I do the wrong thing by contacting the FBI and providing them with evidence?" A citizen testifies before Members of Congress about trying to report evidence of over-voting in Ohio, where the top state election official is also the co-chair of the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign.
Topics: congress, ohio, voting, election, fraud, fadiman, dorothy
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Technical security expert Bruce O'Dell describes the lack of transparency for electronic voting machine companies that won't allow independent audits.
Topics: election at risk, voting, computer, voter fraud, dorothy, fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign. Clint Curtis, a veteran computer programmer, testifies at a U.S. Congressional Hearing about being contacted by a Florida Congress person to rig Florida's elections.
Topics: clint curtis, election, rigged, rigging
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign.  Journalists speak out about the mainstream media's failure to report election irregularities and discrepancies occurring throughout the country.
Topics: media, voter, fraud, election fraud, silence, fadiman, dorothy
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign. Voting machine malfunctions on election day 2004 lead to significant delays, especially in low income communities.
Topics: voting, machines, election, voter, disenfranchisement, disenfranchised, fadiman, dorothy, stealing...
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by Dorothy Fadiman
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Part of the Elections at Risk campaign. E-Voting machines malfunction frequently, leading to long lines, votes flipping between candidates on touch screens and unverifiable final tallies. electionsatrisk.org/
Topics: voting machine, election, elections at risk, dorothy, fadiman
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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STEALING AMERICA: Vote by Vote brings together behind-the-scenes perspectives from key races in 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2008, with a focus on the U.S. presidential election of 2004. Startling stories from the film shed light on more than a decade of vote counts that don't match votes cast – uncounted ballots, vote switching, undervotes and many other examples of election totals that warrant serious investigation.
Topics: trailer, stealing, america, fadiman, dorothy, voter, irregularities, fraud, voting machines
Martian Dust Devil, imaged by Mars Reconnaissance orbiter; 04 April 2012. By National Aeronautics and Space Laboratory (NASA); Public Domain as Published and Funded by the United States Government. The digital text was created by Gerard Arthus and is in the Public Domain under the Creative Commons License; there is no copyright notice or registration filed for this document. http://OpenEducation.org Go to the above site to find out more about the digitization of this item and the on-going...
Topics: garthus, garthus1, astronomy, hubble telescope, nasa, andromeda galaxy, 2012
This is an educational video "Exploring The Inner Solar System Part 5 of 6", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, planetary system, garthus, JPL, NASA
This is an educational video "Exploring The Inner Solar System Part 6 of 6", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, inner solar system, garthus, JPL, NASA
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of our TED-Ed launch. We can't wait ...)
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, entertainment, video, TEDYouth 2011, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care -- and suggests two questions for starting the conversation.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, death, global issues, health, health care, tedx, TEDxNewy, 2011
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TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, china, culture, entertainment, music, world cultures, TED2012, 2012
This is an educational video "Exploring The Inner Solar System Part 2 of 6", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, planetary system, garthus, JPL, NASA
This is an educational video "Exploring The Inner Solar System Part 4 of 6", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, inner solar system, garthus, JPL, NASA
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Five great revolutions have shaped political culture over the past 50 years, says theorist Ivan Krastev. He shows how each step forward -- from the cultural revolution of the ‘60s to recent revelations in the field of neuroscience -- has also helped erode trust in the tools of democracy. As he says, "What went right is also what went wrong." Can democracy survive?
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, culture, global issues, politics, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
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by TED.com
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You use paper towels to dry your hands every day, but chances are, you're doing it wrong. In this enlightening and funny short talk, Joe Smith reveals the trick to perfect paper towel technique.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, entertainment, green, hack, humor, materials, simplicity, tedx,...
This is an educational video "Exploring The Inner Solar System Part 3 of 6", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, inner solar system, garthus, JPL, NASA
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In politics, it seems counterintuitive to engage in dialogue with violent groups, with radicals and terrorists, and with the states that support them. But Jonas Gahr Støre, the foreign minister of Norway, makes a compelling case for open discussion, even when values diverge, in an attempt to build greater security for all.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxRC2, TED, Talks, culture, politics, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Prompted by the Encyclopaedia Britannica ending its print publication, performance poet Rives resurrects a game from his childhood. Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Rives takes us on a charming tour through random (and less random) bits of human knowledge: from Chimborazo, the farthest point from the center of the Earth, to Ham the Astrochimp, the first chimpanzee in outer space.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Internet, entertainment, science, web, wikipedia, TEDxSummit, 2012
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by JPL/NASA
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This is an educational video "The Stellar Disk and Protoplanets", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, aurora, garthus, JPL, NASA, stellar disk, protoplanet
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.
Topics: TEDTalks, Mission Blue Voyage, TED, Talks, arts, entertainment, film, fish, global issues, oceans,...
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by TED.com
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Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxWomen 2011, TED, Talks, activism, arts, music, poetry, women, 2011
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Call it fuel without fossils: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, agriculture, alternative energy, business, energy, oceans, science,...
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by TED.com
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The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxRC2, TED, Talks, disaster relief, global issues, social media, technology, 2011
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There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, AIDS, global issues, health, law, TEDxSummit, 2012
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What does your chair say about what you value? Designer Sebastian Deterding shows how our visions of morality and what the good life is are reflected in the design of objects around us.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, communication, culture, design, life, morality, philosophy,...
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by JPL/NASA
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This is an educational video "Asteroids: Ceres and Vesta, the Dawn Probe", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, ceres, vesta, asteroids, dawn probe, garthus, JPL, NASA
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by JPL/NASA
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This is an educational video "Mars: West Holden Crater", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, planetary system, garthus, JPL, NASA, mars
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can -- and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2012, TED, Talks, activism, city, government, technology, 2012
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by TED.com
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We've been to the moon, we've mapped the continents, we've even been to the deepest point in the ocean -- twice. What's left for the next generation to explore? Biologist and explorer Nathan Wolfe suggests this answer: Almost everything. And we can start, he says, with the world of the unseeably small.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, biodiversity, exploration, microbiology, science, TED2012, 2012
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Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxBrussels, TED, Talks, Internet, crime, data, politics, technology, 2011
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by TED.com
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How do you make a great public space inside a not-so-great building? Liz Diller shares the story of creating a welcoming, lighthearted (even, dare we say it, sexy) addition to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, architecture, cities, creativity, TED2012, 2012
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by TED.com
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Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxRainier, TED, Talks, communication, entertainment, humor, language, literature, 2011
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How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, data, philosophy, TED@SXSWi, 2012
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Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, biodiversity, biology, compassion, culture, photography, TEDxSF, 2011
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When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking -- they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, activism, culture, global issues, health, youth, TED2012, 2012
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Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2012, TED, Talks, climate change, environment, global issues, science, 2012
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by TED.com
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What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDSalon NY2012, TED, Talks, business, creativity, media, politics, technology, 2012
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Taryn Simon captures the essence of vast, generation-spanning stories by photographing the descendants of people at the center of the narrative. In this riveting talk she shows a stream of these stories from all over the world, investigating the nature of genealogy and the way our lives are shaped by the interplay of many different forces.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, culture, global issues, photography, TEDSalon London Fall 2011, 2011
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Women aren’t micro--so why do they only get micro-loans? At TEDxWomen reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms-- from home businesses to major factories-- are the overlooked key to economic developme
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxWomen 2011, TED, Talks, entrepreneur, global issues, poverty, women, 2011
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by JPL/NASA
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This is an educational video "Swift Probe Tour of Spiral Galaxy M31", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, Spiral Galaxy, garthus, JPL, NASA
TED Talks
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Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2012, TED, Talks, science, sustainability, technology, 2012
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by JPL/NASA
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This is an educational video "Hubble's Eye on the Universe", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, garthus, JPL, NASA, universe
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by JPL/NASA
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This is an educational video "Binary Star System Found", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, aurora, garthus, JPL, NASA, binary star
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map. (Filmed at TEDxDublin)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, design, interface design, map, TEDxDublin, 2012
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
by Gerard Arthus
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This is an educational video "Solar Storm Predicted for 2012-2013", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
Topics: astr110, astronomy, aurora, garthus, JPL, NASA, Solar Flare
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What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, environment, global issues, oil, photography, TEDxVictoria, 2011
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You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Internet, art, arts, entertainment, life, social media, storytelling,...
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After months or years fighting overseas, 92 percent of American veterans say they want to continue their service; meanwhile, one after another, natural disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. What do these two challenges have in common? Team Rubicon co-founder Jake Wood gives a moving talk on how veterans can effectively contribute to disaster relief responses -- and in the process, regain purpose, community and self-worth.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, United States, disaster relief, global issues, military, TEDxSanDiego, 2011
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Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDWomen, TED, Talks, animals, biology, children, film, plastic, science, sex, 2010
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Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark -- and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, music, visualizations, TED2012, 2012
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In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, development, global issues, health care, poverty, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
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It's the end of 2012, and the US political system is tied in knots over next year's "fiscal cliff" -- a budget impasse that can only be solved with bipartisan agreement. (And the world is watching.) Adam Davidson, cohost of "Planet Money," shares surprising data that shows how it might just be solved.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, economics, global issues, politics, TEDSalon NY2012, 2012
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Street artist JR made a wish in 2011: Join me in a worldwide photo project to show the world its true face. Now, a year after his TED Prize wish, he shows how giant posters of human faces, pasted in public, are connecting communities, making change, and turning the world inside out. You can join in at insideoutproject.net
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TED Prize, arts, community, photography, TED2012, 2012
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Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxZurich, TED, Talks, statistics, visualizations, 2011
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Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it's for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone's initiative to raise awareness for men's health -- by having men grow out their moustaches every November -- began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it's a worldwide movement that raised $126 million for prostate cancer research last year. 
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, men, philanthropy, TEDxToronto 2011, 2011
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What if you're in surgery and the power goes out? No lights, no oxygen -- and your anesthesia stops flowing. It happens constantly in hospitals throughout the world, turning routine procedures into tragedies. Erica Frenkel demos one solution: the universal anesthesia machine.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxMidAtlantic, TED, Talks, design, global issues, health care, poverty, technology, 2011
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Onstage at TED2012, Jack Choi demonstrates a powerful tool for training medical students: a stretcher-sized multi-touch screen of the human body that lets you explore, dissect and understand the body's parts and systems.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, education, health care, interface design, medical research, technology,...
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John Hodgman, comedian and resident expert, "explains" the design of three iconic modern objects. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, architecture, design, humor, TED2012, 2012
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Autonomous cars are coming -- and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cars, future, technology, TEDxStanford, 2012
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The US consumes 25% of the world's oil -- but as energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens points out onstage, the country has no energy policy to prepare for the inevitable. Is alternative energy our bridge to an oil-free future? After losing $150 million investing in wind energy, Pickens suggests it isn't, not yet. What might get us there? Natural gas. After the talk, watch for a lively Q and A with TED Curator Chris Anderson.
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In this gripping talk, lawyer Jason McCue urges for a new way to attack terrorism, to weaken its credibility with those who are buying the product -- the recruits. He shares stories of real cases where he and other activists used this approach to engage and create change.
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"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
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Imagine what we could learn about diseases by studying the history of human disease, from ancient hominids to the present. But how? TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an achaeological geneticist, and she's found a spectacular new tool -- the microbial DNA in fossilized dental plaque.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, evolution, medicine, paleontology, science, TED2012, 2012
Gerard Arthus - NASA Images, Videos, and Documents; A Collection
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This is an educational video "An Introduction to Aqua", produced by the JPL and NASA. Uploaded for an introductory course on Astronomy. ASTR110 section 01, Ancilla College, Donaldson Indiana. Published under the Creative Commons License and in the Public Domain.
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Rebecca Onie asks audacious questions: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter? At TEDMED she describes Health Leads, an organization that does just that -- and does it by building a volunteer base as elite and dedicated as a college sports team.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, global issues, health, health care, medicine, poverty, social change,...