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Underwater astonishments

07 Jan 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean. This short talk celebrates the pioneering work of ocean e...

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See invisible motion, hear silent sounds.

01 Jan 2015 Morvarid Akhbari
Meet the “motion microscope,” a video-processing tool that plays up tiny changes in motion and color impossible to see with the naked eye. Watch Video researcher Michael Rubinstein recreates a conversation by amplifying the movements from sound waves bouncing off a bag of chips.

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Technology and English learning

11 Dec 2014 Mehdi Safavi
In this day and age, technology has made its way to virtually all aspects of human life, and English learning is no exception. If used properly, learners of the English language can benefit a great deal from modern technologies. Here's a summary of our technology-related lessons; enjoy the flashback...

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Robots with "soul"

11 Dec 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots — including two musical bots that like to jam with humans.

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Hack a banana, make a keyboard!

09 Nov 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects...

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

06 Nov 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for a...

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Growing new organs

28 Oct 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Anthony Atala's state-of-the-art lab grows human organs — from muscles to blood vessels to bladders, and more. At TEDMED, he shows footage of his bio-engineers working with some of its sci-fi gizmos, including an oven-like bioreactor (preheat to 98.6 F) and a machine that "prints" human tissue.

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What's next in 3D printing

04 Oct 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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How giant websites design for you

24 Sep 2014 Morvarid Akhbari
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale.

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My underwater robot

07 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
In a charming talk David Lang, a TED Fellow, shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build open-sourced, low-cost underwater explorers.

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