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The fundamentals of space-time: Part 2 – Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie
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The fundamentals of space-time: Part 2 – Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-fundamentals-of-space-time-part-2-andrew-pontzen-and-tom-whyntie View part 1 here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-fundamentals-of-space-time-part-1-andrew-pontzen-and-tom-whyntie Light always travels at a speed of 299,792,458 meters per second. But if you’re in motion too, you’re going to perceive it as traveling even faster — which isn’t possible! In this second installment of a three-part series on space-time, CERN scientists Andrew Pontzen and Tom […]
How quantum mechanics explains global warming – Lieven Scheire
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How quantum mechanics explains global warming – Lieven Scheire

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-quantum-mechanics-explains-global-warming-lieven-scheire You’ve probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth. But how exactly is it doing it? Lieven Scheire uses a rainbow, a light bulb and a bit of quantum physics to describe the science behind global warming. Lesson by Lieven Scheire, animation by STK Films.
How one teenager unearthed baseball’s untold history – Cam Perron
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How one teenager unearthed baseball’s untold history – Cam Perron

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-one-teenager-unearthed-baseball-s-untold-history-cam-perron Teenager Cam Perron loved baseball, so he began writing letters to the veteran players on his baseball cards. He only wanted autographs, but eventually acquired something even richer: the often unsung history of the Negro leagues. After hearing the stories, Cam took it upon himself to help former Negro leaguers get […]
Cell vs. virus: A battle for health – Shannon Stiles
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Cell vs. virus: A battle for health – Shannon Stiles

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/cell-vs-virus-a-battle-for-health-shannon-stiles All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against icky invaders like the cold virus. Shannon Stiles takes a journey into the cell, introducing the microscopic arsenal of weapons and warriors that play a role in […]
How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus – Simona Zompi
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How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus – Simona Zompi

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-we-conquered-the-deadly-smallpox-virus-simona-zompi For 10,000 years, humanity suffered from the scourge of smallpox. The virus killed almost a third of its victims within two weeks and left survivors horribly scarred. But Simona Zompi commends the brave souls — a Buddhist nun, a boy, a cow, a dairymaid and physician Edward Jenner — who first […]
Where is home? – Pico Iyer
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Where is home? – Pico Iyer

More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. Writer Pico Iyer — who himself has three or four “origins” — meditates on the meaning of home, the joy of traveling and the serenity of standing still. Talk by Pico Iyer.
Gravity and the human body – Jay Buckey
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Gravity and the human body – Jay Buckey

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/gravity-and-the-human-body-jay-buckey Our bodies function necessarily under the presence of gravity; how blood pumps, a sense of balance and bone growth are all due to life in a world where gravity is an inescapable reality. Armed with experiments from neuroscientists David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel, astronaut Jay Buckey presents a thought experiment: How […]
Click Your Fortune #2: Resume tip – Sandra Aamodt
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Click Your Fortune #2: Resume tip – Sandra Aamodt

Why are comments off? We’re definitely looking for feedback on this series demo! However, the interactive nature of the demo makes it difficult to review comments across all of the short, annotated videos. To consolidate the conversation, we ask that you give us feedback on the three introduction videos. Thanks! Click Your Fortune is an […]
India’s invisible innovation – Nirmalya Kumar
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India’s invisible innovation – Nirmalya Kumar

Can India become a global hub for innovation? Nirmalya Kumar thinks it already has. He details four types of “invisible innovation” currently coming out of India and explains why companies that used to just outsource manufacturing jobs are starting to move top management positions overseas, too. (Filmed at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.) Talk by Nirmalya Kumar.