The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades

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The innovations that could improve our world, assorted thoughts for rethinking terror and a pair of year-end accolades

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TEDsters have been busy, as always, during the last two weeks. Below, just a few of the members of our global community with news to share. Innovations poised to make a difference. Our friends over at Mashable created an excellent roundup of “14 innovations that improved the world in 2014.” It includes several innovations shared []

How mega-landscaping might reshape the world

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How mega-landscaping might reshape the world

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Picture a spillway gate that doesn’t just release water from an overflowing river, but manipulates sediments to create new streams, islands and wetlands. And imagine that the gate does this autonomously, guided by ecological data and shifting needs — essentially allowing nature to “evolve.” Computational landscape architect Bradley Cantrell is figuring how to do this by applying []

7 more ways to watch TED on your TV

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7 more ways to watch TED on your TV

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The biggest billboard in Times Square right now belongs to Google, announcing the new Nexus Player. A hockey puck-size device, it runs Android TV, which plays movies, TV and music — as well as to games, apps and, ahem, TED Talks — on your television screen. Bonus: Because you can find TED Talks on Android []

The TED Gift Guide

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The TED Gift Guide

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Buying gifts? It is HARD. Especially when so many gift guides offer up ideas for what to get your dad, co-worker or sister without taking into account what actually interests those specific people in your life. A better way to locate the perfect gift? Think about what captures a person’s curiosity, and then seek ideas []

10 signs you should be at TEDActive next March

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10 signs you should be at TEDActive next March

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TEDActive is for the thinkers, doers and dreamers of the world. An action-packed event that runs parallel to the annual TED conference, TEDActive is meant for people who want to hear new ideas — then create ripple effects of action around them. TEDActive 2015 will take place March 16-20 in Whistler, British Columbia, and explore []

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