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Invention

The Allen Telescope Array is back!The Allen Telescope Array is back!

Posted By TED Guest Author

A note from TED Prize winner Jill Tarter… At TED last February, Chris Anderson told the audience that without a White Knight stepping up to support my SETI observing program on the Allen Telescope Array, the antennas would soon be put into a safe hibernation mode in preparation for shutting down the array. That’s because […]

Health

@TEDMED: Catching up with Catherine Mohr, robotic surgery expert

Posted By Nafissa

Our content partner conference, TEDMED, is happening now in California. (Look for TEDMED video fresh from stage in the coming weeks!) TED’s own Nafissa Yakubova, is reporting from the conference; she caught a few minutes with TEDTalks star Catherine Mohr, who brings us up to date on robotic surgical innovations and her very green house […]

Science

Update on SETIstars.org: Crowdfunding the SETI search

Posted By Tedstaff

Update: It worked! Thanks to the crowdfunding site SETIstars.org, the necessary $200,000 has been raised to get the Allan Telescope Array back online over the next few months. SETIstars.org will stay up to help contribute to ongoing costs of running the array. More details in this Nature Blog story >> [From August 2, 2011, 5:21pm] […]

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Remembering Ray Anderson

Posted By Emily McManus

Ray Anderson, the advocate of sustainability in business, died on Monday at age 77. Share his powerful TEDTalk — in which he explores the personal, ethical and practical motives for building a responsible business: The company he founded, the carpet manufacturer Interface, “set what may well be the highest sustainability benchmark of any industrial company,” […]

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Read a sample chapter of “Practical Wisdom”

Posted By Emily McManus

Today, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe’s book Practical Wisdom hits bookstores and ereaders. In an intimate talk at TED’s office this winter, Schwartz shares a few big questions from this book (video is embedded above) — and you can download this sample chapter to learn more.

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Using our practical wisdom: Barry Schwartz on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

In an intimate talk, Barry Schwartz dives into the question “How do we do the right thing?” With help from collaborator Kenneth Sharpe, he shares stories that illustrate the difference between following the rules and truly choosing wisely. (Recorded at the TED office, November 2010 in New York City. Duration: 23:23) Watch Barry Schwartz’s talk […]

Q&A

Tod Machover talks about his new robotic opera, Death and the Powers

Posted By Emily McManus

Onstage at TED2009, Tod Machover talked about his boundary-shaking musical projects (including the gorgeous Hyperscore demoed by the composer Dan Ellsey) — and hinted about a “really crazy project” called Death and the Powers, a blend of opera and robotics that was going to turn the entire stage into a robotic musical instrument, using new […]

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A note on today's talk posting [Updated 6/24]

Posted By Tedstaff

Update, June 24: After digging further into the issues surrounding this talk, we’ve decided to withdraw it altogether. It wowed, but also misled. Our apologies to those upset by this episode. Our thanks to those who alerted us to the problem. Meanwhile, we’re on the look out for a new, better way to showcase this […]

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Gorgeous graphic notes from TED2009

Posted By Emily McManus

YouTube’s Margaret Stewart shares her sketchbook notes from the TED2009 sessions — a lively, personal way to see TED through one creative person’s eyes. Click the image above to view the full set of sketchbook pages. We’re always interested in creative ways to take notes on TED and TEDTalks (check out Autodesk’s BigViz sketchbook, and […]

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Apply for a Fellowship to TEDGlobal 2009

Posted By Tedstaff

Applications for Fellowships at this summer’s TEDGlobal 2009 in Oxford are open! TED is excited to build a class of Fellows to participate in the TEDGlobal Conference this summer in Oxford, UK, July 21-24, 2009. We are looking for an eclectic group of 25 innovators from around the world. Who should apply: Young thinkers and […]

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4 chances to see TED speakers live, this week and next

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDIndia’s Lakshmi Pratury will be interviewing two TED speakers next week in the Bay Area: + March 30, 2009, hear TED2009 speaker Nandan Nilekani, the founder of Infosys and the author of Imagining India, at the Crowne Plaza Cabana in Palo Alto, 6:30-8pm. Tickets: $15 members, $25 nonmembers. Premium tickets (includes reception, book and priority […]

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It's our 400th TEDTalk today

Posted By Emily McManus

For those keeping score, Aimee Mullins’ funny and astonishing TEDTalk this morning marks our 400th TEDTalk. I asked followers of the TEDtalks Twitter stream to name some sleeper hits from the archives — talks they didn’t think they would like but did. Here are a few replies — which may send you looking for your […]

Global Issues

Twitter Snapshot: Cindy Gallop surprises TED2009 with a frank talk about pornography

Posted By Tedstaff

Cindy Gallop took the stage at TED2009 to premiere her new website: makelovenotporn.com. In language not often heard at TED, this bold personality described her newest project. Some real time reactions from Twitter: In our culture, hard core porn has become a de-facto substitute for sex education: thus, unveiled at TED http://makelovenotporn.com — timoreilly TED […]