Throughout the 2008 primaries and the general election, John King, CNN’s Chief National Correspondent, has stood before the now-familiar electronic wall map, zooming in and out of battleground states with a few pokes of his fingers. The big map allows King to instantly tally electoral votes, shift swing states from one candidate’s camp to another’s and highlight red swaths of John McCain turf alongside blue pockets of support for Barack Obama.
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Some familiar TED faces and themes turn up in Popular Mechanics‘ 2007 Breakthrough Awards, published in the magazine’s November issue. Jeff Han‘s multitouch wall (watch his 2006 TEDTalk) and Hod Lipson‘s print-anything printer (related to his work on robots) are named as two of the awards’ “8 Bold Ideas” for 2007. If you were moved […]
Well, it’s December 21st, 2012, in EST time zones and, if you’re reading this, the world has not ended. Or, maybe it has and you found the Wi-Fi password to the afterlife? Either way, you now have plenty of time on your hands. Spend some it watching these four doomsday TEDxTalks — some humorous, some horrifying. 6 […]