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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model – Cameron Russell
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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model – Cameron Russell

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/looks-aren-t-everything-believe-me-i-m-a-model-cameron-russell Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. Talk by Cameron Russell.
Gridiron physics: Scalars and vectors – Michelle Buchanan
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Gridiron physics: Scalars and vectors – Michelle Buchanan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/football-physics-scalars-and-vectors-michelle-buchanan An unbelievable play on an American Football field is the perfect backdrop for understanding crucial physics concepts. Michelle Buchanan goes play-by-play on the vectors, the scalars, and the glory of a downright scientific touchdown. Lesson by Michelle Buchanan, animation by TED-Ed.
The business logic of sustainability – Ray Anderson
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The business logic of sustainability – Ray Anderson

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-business-logic-of-sustainability-ray-anderson At his carpet company, Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional “take / make / waste” industrial system on its head. In a gentle, understated way, he shares a powerful vision for sustainable commerce. Talk by Ray Anderson.
Fractals and the art of roughness – Benoit Mandelbrot
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Fractals and the art of roughness – Benoit Mandelbrot

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/fractals-and-the-art-of-roughness-benoit-mandelbrot 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. Talk by Benoit Mandelbrot.
A plant’s-eye view – Michael Pollan
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A plant’s-eye view – Michael Pollan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-plant-s-eye-view-michael-pollan What if human consciousness isn’t the end-all be-all of Darwinism? What if we are all just pawns in corn’s clever strategy game to rule the Earth? Author Michael Pollan asks us to see the world from a plant’s-eye view. Talk by Michael Pollan.
How does work…work? – Peter Bohacek
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How does work…work? – Peter Bohacek

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-work-work-peter-bohacek The concepts of work and power help us unlock and understand many of the physical laws that govern our universe. In this Lesson, Peter Bohacek explores the interplay of each concept when applied to two common objects—a lightbulb and a grandfather clock. Lesson by Peter Bohacek, animation by Luke Cahill.
How Do Pain Relievers Work? – George Zaidan
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How Do Pain Relievers Work? – George Zaidan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-pain-relievers-work Some people take aspirin or ibuprofen to treat everyday aches and pains, but how exactly do the different classes of pain relievers work? Learn about the basic physiology of how humans experience pain, and the mechanics of the medicines we’ve invented to block or circumvent that discomfort. Lesson by George Zaidan, […]
Describing the invisible properties of gas – Brian Bennett
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Describing the invisible properties of gas – Brian Bennett

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/describing-the-invisible-properties-of-gas-brian-bennett How do you explain the properties of something we can’t see? See how scientists use scientific principles, such as gravity, to observe gases. This lesson explores gases and how we have come to know what we know about them. Lesson by Brian Bennett, animation by Cognitive Media.
Is DNA the future of data storage? – Leo Bear-McGuinness
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Is DNA the future of data storage? – Leo Bear-McGuinness

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-dna-the-future-of-data-storage-leo-bear-mcguinness In the event of a nuclear fallout, every piece of digital and written information could all be lost. Luckily, there is a way that all of human history could be recorded and safely stored beyond the civilization’s end. And the key ingredient is inside all […]