Science TED Talks

New playlist: The world of tiny things

There’s a time and a place for the big picture; there’s a time and a place for the tiny one. This week, watch the playlist “The world of tiny things,” all about viewing the unseen and looking at the world on a very small scale. In this playlist, E.O. Wilson makes a plea for insects and other small creatures; Gary Greenberg shows the world in beautiful nano detail; Willard Wigan presents sculpture so small it can sit on the head of a pin; Michael Dickinson looks at how a fly flies; and much more. For there are no small parts, only (very, very, very) small actors.

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TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built to illuminate ideas in context. We hope you enjoy this installment.