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8 great talks about cars8 great talks about cars

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Jennifer Healey remembers totaling her car as a teenager. She was cruising down the highway, when she noticed the brake lights on the car in front of her go on. She assumed the car was slowing down, but it came to a halting, abrupt stop. Healey, now a research scientist at Intel working on mobile […]


How to watch TED LiveHow to watch TED Live

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED Live doesn’t require finding a good seat in the auditorium. With a TED Live membership, you can watch TED2013 and TEDGlobal 2013 from the comfort of your home, share it with your classmates or screen it with your co-workers in the office. In other words, there is no one way to watch. You can […]


TEDxYouthDay teens answer the question: What’s a dream you commit to making real?TEDxYouthDay teens answer the question: What’s a dream you commit to making real?

Posted By Hailey Reissman

At TED, we’re constantly impressed by the accomplishments of young innovators. With talks like Adora Svitak’s “What adults can learn from kids,” 12-year-old Amy O’Toole assisting Beau Lotto in “Science is for everyone: kids included,” and Thomas Suarez, who was developing apps before he could drive, we can’t help but be hopeful for the future. That […]


Exploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in LondonExploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in London

Posted By Tedstaff

Polar explorer Ben Saunders took the stage at the TEDSalon in London on November 7 to ask the question: “If everything is being done somewhere by someone and we can participate virtually, then why bother leaving the house?” A journalist had posed this question to him weeks earlier. He addressed it onstage through both his […]


Remix web video with Popcorn Maker, launching today

Posted By Emily McManus

This morning at the Mozilla Festival in the UK, Mozilla launched their new web tool Popcorn Maker. (A beta version of Popcorn Maker debuted here on the TED Blog a couple weeks ago.) With Popcorn Maker, you can choose a YouTube video and add notes, live links, Twitter feeds, photos, links out to Wikipedia … […]


Circus in the Sky: Fellows Friday with Usman Riaz

Posted By Karen Eng

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, artist and filmmaker Usman Riaz started recording his debut album, Circus in the Sky, at 18, shaking up the music scene in Pakistan. Then he rocked the TEDGlobal 2012 stage with a world-class performance on percussive guitar, alongside his hero, Preston Reed. Now he’s poised to make a global ruckus. You’ve accomplished a […]


Ideas worth translating: TEDGlobal Translator Workshop

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

For the first time at TEDGlobal, a small group of TED Translators came together to present ideas and talk about the future of the Open Translation Project. Discussions centered around how to better collaborate, communicate and capture knowledge amongst the TED translator community, as well as playing subtitled TEDTalks in schools and engaging with the […]


Photo: JR hanging out onstage becomes a piece of abstract art

Posted By Mike Femia

Photoblogging Mike’s picks: TED’s photo editor Mike Femia points us to this stunning shot of JR waiting around during rehearsals on the TED stage. Femia says: “The oversized TED logo this year became a piece of stage furniture. People interacted with it like a physical object, as seen in this photo of TED Prize winner […]


Arctic explorer Ben Saunders on TEDTalks

Posted By June Cohen

Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo journey to the North Pole, complete with gorgeous images, amusing anecdotes and previously unseen video footage from the Pole. At 26, Saunders became the youngest person ever to ski solo to the North Pole, updating his blog daily during the trek. He’s now planning the next journey, […]


For the Collection: Best American Non-Required Reading

Posted By June Cohen

When the Best American books make their annual appearance each fall, it’s normally Best American Science and Nature Writing that pulls us in. The guest editor (this year: physicist Brian Greene) has inevitably spoken at Monterey, and the writers always include a stable of TED favorites. The titles in this ever-expanding franchise offer something for […]


Talking about comics with Matt Groening (NYC)

Posted By June Cohen

We took note last fall, when Masters of American Comics opened in Los Angeles. The exhibit’s traveled now to New York, and is accompanied — like so many things in this city — with a lecture series. Comic Conversations opens next week with one of our superheroes: Simpsons creator (and long-time TEDizen) Matt Groening, along […]