Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf

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Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf

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Along the remote, frozen coast of Hornstrandir National Park, photographer Chris Burkard (TED Talk: The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water) and his team were in search of the Shangri-La of ice-cold surfing. Instead, they encountered Iceland’s biggest storm to hit land in 25 years. The challenges and hardships that transpired over those few days, []

“Alexa, open TED Talks”

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“Alexa, open TED Talks”

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Today, we’re excited to bring the world of TED Talks further into your home with the new TED Talks skill for Amazon Alexa! Available on devices with Amazon Alexa including the Echo and Echo Dot, TED fans can now listen to the latest ideas from the world’s greatest thinkers by voice command. For existing Alexa []

Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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On March 6, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program. As an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas, Residents spend four months in the TED office with other exceptional people from all over the map. Each has a project that promises to make a significant contribution to the world, across several different fields. []

A new map of the Peruvian Amazon, the race to explore the deep ocean, and a rock album reimagined

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A new map of the Peruvian Amazon, the race to explore the deep ocean, and a rock album reimagined

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As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A map to guide conservation. After almost eight years of airborne laser-guided imaging spectroscopy, Greg Asner has finally mapped all 300,000 square miles of the Peruvian Amazon. Highlighting forest types that are reasonably safe and those which are in []