In a timely talk, cultural critic Virginia Postrel muses on the powerful uses of glamour — which she defines as any calculated, carefully polished image designed to impress and persuade. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, California. Duration: 16:15.)
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What’s the science behind a sublime perfume? With charm and precision, biophysicist Luca Turin explains the molecular makeup — and the art — of a scent. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:53.) Watch Luca Turin’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks […]
Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, England. Duration: 19:22) Recommended: Download and watch this talk in high-def >> Watch […]