Library / Ted-talks

Desertification and reverse climate change

13 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
Desertification is happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change. Allan Savory believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

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Global population growth, box by box

06 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology.

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How to rethink environmental folklore

27 Feb 2014 Milad Moodi
This talk is a bold call for us to let go of tightly-held green myths and think bigger in order to create systems and products that ease strain on the planet.

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Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

20 Feb 2014 Milad Moodi
As Michael Green details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe carbon - sequestering wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary !

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This is Saturn

13 Feb 2014 Milad Moodi
Are you interested in astronomy? In this awe-inspiring talk, Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice!

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How to make stress your friend

06 Feb 2014 Milad Moodi
New research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. In this talk, Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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A needle-free vaccine patch

30 Jan 2014 Milad Moodi
In this talk, Mark Kendall demos the Nanopatch, a one-centimeter-by-one-centimeter square vaccine that can be applied painlessly to the skin.

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Laws that choke creativity

23 Jan 2014 Milad Moodi
Lawrence Lessig, the Net's most celebrated lawyer, argues that Copyright laws may kill our creative culture.

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A mini robot powered by your phone

16 Jan 2014 Milad Moodi
Your smartphone may feel like a friend -- but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. Meet Romo: The smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions!

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The fiction of memory

09 Jan 2014 Milad Moodi
Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently. Here she shares some startling statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.

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