Library / Ted-talks

How the Internet enables intimacy

31 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.

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Could future devices read images from our brains

24 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity and thought.

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The linguistic genius of babies

15 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

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5 ways to listen better

10 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
In this short, fascinating talk, Julian Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

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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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How to speak so that people want to listen

01 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy.

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A seed at a time, protecting the future of food

23 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.

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The origins of pleasure

18 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists — that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is.

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A preview of the WorldWide Telescope

12 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
Educator Roy Gould and researcher Curtis Wong show a sneak preview of Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope, which compiles images from telescopes and satellites to build a comprehensive, interactive view of our universe.

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Save the oceans, feed the world!

05 Jun 2014 Milad Moodi
In an eye-opening talk, Jackie Savitz tells us what’s really going on in our global fisheries right now — it’s not good — and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.

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