TED Talks We Like
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And now, some of our favorites...
Sheila Patek: The shrimp with a kick! Scientific Research presented; Run length 16:25
Biologist Sheila Patek talks about her work measuring the feeding strike of the mantis shrimp, one of the fastest movements in the animal world, using video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second.
Jack Andraka: Detecting Pancreatic Cancer: A 15-year old student's research and findings; Run length 6:40
Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka recently won the world's largest high school science competition for his development of a new, cheap and accurate test for detecting pancreatic cancer.
Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic: Funny, magic use of technology; Run length 5:44
Using sleight-of-hand techniques and charming storytelling, illusionist Marco Tempest brings a jaunty stick figure to life onstage at TEDGlobal.
Jonathan Eisen: Meet Your Microbes: Science informational, Run length 14:23
Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes — both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy. At TEDMED, microbiologist Jonathan Eisen shares what we know, including some surprising ways to put those good microbes to work.
Dan Berkenstock: The world is one big dataset. Now, how to photograph it ..: Technology, Flying telescopes, imaging, outer space, Run Length 9:44
We're all familiar with satellite imagery, but what we might not know is that much of it is out of date. That's because satellites are big and expensive, so there aren't that many of them up in space. As he explains in this fascinating talk, Dan Berkenstock and his team came up with a different solution, designing a cheap, lightweight satellite with a radically new approach to photographing what's going on on Earth.
Can bees think like us?, Scientific Research done by children mostly 8-10 years old!, Run length 15:22
Neuroscientist, artist and educator Beau Lotto shares why he thinks children have an edge when it comes to scientific inquiry — they are able to celebrate uncertainty and ask wonderful questions.
Edith Widder: How we found the giant squid, See video of the discovery, Run length 8:38
Humankind has been looking for the giant squid (Architeuthis) since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film. Oceanographer and inventor Edith Widder shares the key insight — and the teamwork — that helped to capture the squid on film for the first time.
Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table, Medical/technology innovation, Run length 6:36
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.