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Emmie Le Marchand

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TED Weekends reveals sleight of mind

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Hypnosis is a source of both debate and fear. It’s an intimidating thought that the subconscious mind can listen and react to outside sources. But there are still many questions to be answered: Does the subconscious work independently of the conscious mind? Is it programmed by experiences or instructions? These are questions posed by Keith […]

Technology

TED Radio Hour: Hacking our way to a better worldTED Radio Hour: Hacking our way to a better world

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

This week’s TED Radio Hour examines the hacker, a term often associated with computer crime. But, as host Guy Raz tells us, “All of our TED speakers today are hacking for good — hacking into our brains, into the environment, even into the DNA of extinct animals — hackers trying to save the world.” First […]

Art

JR appears on Charlie Rose, talks about his artistic processJR appears on Charlie Rose, talks about his artistic process

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Most of JR’s projects — including his Instagram essay of Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday celebration in North Korea last year — begin with him seeing a news report. This is what the street artist and TED Prize winner told Charlie Rose when he appeared on his show on Friday. “Most of the projects I’ve […]

News

X marks the spot: Hackers turn hijackers, plus this week’s TEDx TalksX marks the spot: Hackers turn hijackers, plus this week’s TEDx Talks

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

This week, during a computer security conference in Las Vegas, researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller demonstrated how easily they could hack into the systems of moving cars using just a laptop computer. Illustrating that modern devices are worryingly vulnerable to hacking, Valasek and Miller showed their ability to jerk seatbelts, turn wheels and influence […]

Culture

TED Weekends hacks our sensesTED Weekends hacks our senses

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

Does listening to music generate colors in your mind? Do bright, lively songs sound yellow or orange while darker, more somber ones sound dark blue and grey? Well, for artist Neil Harbisson, this happens the other way around. Colorblind since birth, Harbisson has sported an electronic eye since 2004 that fits over the top of […]

Science

X Marks the Spot: The geometry of life, plus this week’s TEDx TalksX Marks the Spot: The geometry of life, plus this week’s TEDx Talks

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

This week TEDx celebrated the birthday of Rosalind Franklin, the pioneering scientist who helped our fundamental understanding of the structure of DNA strands. Sixty years after her famous Photo 51, Czech designer Vit Zemcik created a video to showcase his own understanding of the geometry of life. Zemcik explains his video, which showed at TEDxHradecKralove […]

Culture

TED Radio Hour takes us “To the Edge”TED Radio Hour takes us “To the Edge”

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

“By inspiring ourselves, we inspire others.” These are the words of tightrope walker Philippe Petit in this week’s TED Radio Hour from NPR, “To the Edge.” hosted by Guy Raz. The episode overflows with speakers who have gone to the edge in some way: rowing across oceans; exploring caves as deep as Mount Everest is […]

Science

Looking into the future: A stem cell development to cure blindness, plus a playlist of visionary talksLooking into the future: A stem cell development to cure blindness, plus a playlist of visionary talks

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Scientists in London have achieved a significant breakthrough on the road to curing blindness this week. Certain kinds of blindness are caused when photoreceptors — the cells in the retina that react with light and send an electrical signal to the brain — die off. Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London have, […]

Science

TED Weekends calls us to embrace nature’s wrathTED Weekends calls us to embrace nature’s wrath

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

“That is a part of you up there. That’s your water that helps to make the cloud, that becomes the rain, that feeds the plants, that feeds the animals.” These were the words Camlile Seaman’s grandfather said to her on a hot summer day when she was young. Inspired by her Shinnecock Indian heritage, and […]

Culture

5 great TED Talks for athletes5 great TED Talks for athletes

Posted By Emmie Le Marchand

The world of athletics is brutal. Athletes put themselves through grueling workout schedules and intense competitions, pushing their bodies and minds to the limit. But because part of being an athlete is constantly going up against (and sometimes with) faster, stronger and/or younger competitors, by far the hardest test any athlete faces is their internal […]