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Becky Chung

Woodside, NY, United States
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Q&A

This 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya PennThis 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya Penn

Posted By Becky Chung

Maya Penn is a tiny, vibrant force of nature. She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. And we should probably mention — Maya is only 13. Maya’s story began […]

Photography

TEDActive, in InstagramsTEDActive, in Instagrams

Posted By Becky Chung

Take the TED Conference and add a generous helping of play, a sprinkling of colorful creativity, a lot of red beanbags, an endless supply of coffee, and a plethora of riveting conversations around fire pits with a tribe of smart, quirky people from all over the world and — voila! — you have the recipe […]

Playlist

8 talks on beauty of the handmade (complete with Dong Woo Jang’s diagrams for how to make the perfect bow and arrow)8 talks on beauty of the handmade (complete with Dong Woo Jang’s diagrams for how to make the perfect bow and arrow)

Posted By Becky Chung

In South Korea’s “pressure-cooker” educational environment, 15-year-old Dong Woo Jang began to feel his caveman instincts kicking in: He needed to survive. And like his ancestors, he decided to arm up –- with a bow and arrow. As he shares in today’s talk, proudly holding up one of his handmade bows, he says, “Through bow […]

Science

Would you eat 3D-printed meat? 7 vegetarians and vegans reflectWould you eat 3D-printed meat? 7 vegetarians and vegans reflect

Posted By Becky Chung

In August, the first lab-grown beefburger was cooked and tasted in London. The verdict? “[It tasted] like an animal protein cake, said Josh Schonwald, author of The Taste of Tomorrow and one of the “lucky” few to taste the $330,000 morsel of petri dish meat. The future of slaughter-less meat is not far off. In fact, scientists project it […]

Music

25 songs to celebrate innovators: A Spotify playlist inspired by TEDWomen25 songs to celebrate innovators: A Spotify playlist inspired by TEDWomen

Posted By Becky Chung

Inspired by the theme of TEDWomen 2013, “Invented Here,” we’ve created a killer playlist with songs about women who’ve innovated, made a difference, taken a stand and changed history in the process. Our mixtape of tunes include: a Swedish dance-pop tribute to Marie Curie’s research on radioactivity, Jane Birkin’s ode to the work and ideals […]

Entertainment

The 10 strangest sounds heard on the TED stageThe 10 strangest sounds heard on the TED stage

Posted By Becky Chung

What is possible with the human voice? Beardyman asks in today’s talk. He demonstrates with at least fifty manipulations of his voice – from a dog barking to the two-tone singing of a monk. “I was always trying to extend my repertoire of noises to be the very maximum it can be,” he says. On his quest to […]

Technology

A 3D printed future: 10 surprising things we could see printed soonA 3D printed future: 10 surprising things we could see printed soon

Posted By Becky Chung

It is the dawn of the era of 3D printing. From artificial prosthetics to very real human kidneys to filigree skull sculptures – the number and variety of applications for this technology are growing, layer by printed layer. Combine this with the decreasing cost of owning a printer, as well as the cheaper cost of manufacturing […]

Science

8 talks about harnessing the power of bacteria for good8 talks about harnessing the power of bacteria for good

Posted By Becky Chung

When you think of bacteria, the word ‘heroic’ hardly pops to mind. Bacteria don’t have the best reputation (case in point: the poop problem). But, we are reminded in today’s talk, from teen scientists Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, that not all bacteria are our enemies. Wang and Yao found themselves faced with an immovable […]

Science

7 reasons why we should bring back the Tasmanian tiger7 reasons why we should bring back the Tasmanian tiger

Posted By Becky Chung

Death by gun and death by fungus. The thylacine, otherwise known as the Tasmanian tiger, and the gastric-brooding frog are two species that are now extinct, not by accident nor natural means, but by our own hands. In today’s talk, paleontologist Michael Archer explores the moral obligations we have in reviving a species whose demise […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Matters of the heart: RuthAnne at TEDGlobal 2013Matters of the heart: RuthAnne at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Becky Chung

As this amazing week of TEDGlobal 2013 winds to a close with Session 8: Altogether Now, the audience is still reeling from a shocking talk on the mighty roots of corruption by Charmian Gooch, founder of Global Witness. What better to help soothe the soul than the rich and sultry voice of Irish-born pop singer-songwriter […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Musical alchemy: Elizaveta at TEDGlobal 2013Musical alchemy: Elizaveta at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Becky Chung

You never would have guessed musical alchemist Elizaveta was fighting strep throat only days before her performance. In Session 2 of TEDGlobal, “Those Flying Things,” she steps out onto a darkened stage in an ethereal white dress and a magnificent lace crown and launches into a long, beautiful and flawless soprano note. Trained in opera performance at […]

Design

A field guide to TED graphic notesA field guide to TED graphic notes

Posted By Becky Chung

At TED 2011, Sunni Brown encouraged doodling everywhere – classrooms and meeting rooms included. “The doodle … engages all four learning modalities simultaneously, with the possibility of an emotional experience,” she says in her classic talk. Yes, it’s proven that doodling helps you remember things more efficiently. Graphic notetaking is the doodle, evolved and tamed. […]