Real solutions can emerge from places surprisingly adjacent to the problems they address. This session examines how progress — from villages to urban spaces, from the artist’s studio to the corporate world — can be found by taking a step to the side. The speakers who’ll appear in this session: Khalida Brohi found an unexpected way to fight […]Read more
This session is all about “Basic Needs.” Enjoy these talks on food, innovation, sanitation and more. Sipho Moyo puts two images up on her screen: a Ghanaian cocoa farmer using a primitive wooden rakes, juxtaposed with the glossy Godiva chocolates that would not exist without her. And yet, says Moyo, the Africa director of ONE, the […]
Manioc — otherwise known as yucca, cassava, mogo or tapioca — is a root that hails from Brazil. It’s now found all over the world — it’s the staple food for an estimated 500 million people, according to the United Nations. There are more than 1,800 varieties. Still, this ingredient was barely on the radar for Brazilian […]
In the grand scheme of things, food and water can go a long way. In this session we get back to basics, with talks about what’s in our food, how we grow it, and how we, err, dispose of it. The speakers who’ll appear in this session: Sipho Moyo wants to catalyze investment in and […]
Cancer detection technologist Jorge Soto is developing a simple, non-invasive, open-source test for early detection of multiple forms of cancer. He demonstrated a working prototype of this cancer detection platform for the first time today on the TED stage in Brazil.
In this session, “Lenses,” speakers look through cameras and new lenses — at subjects from the very, very big to the very, very small to the very, very far away. Wendy Freedman talks about a remote location in the Andes, far from the lights of civilization, where the stars can be seen clearly with the naked eye. In that location, […]
As TEDGlobal 2014 speakers step on the stage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, people five hours away in São Paulo will get a chance to share their ideas too. Delta has sent a mobile recording studio, called the Innovation Gate, out into the city to gather video submissions of the best and brightest ideas in […]
Lenses allow us to look at far away worlds and to examine our own more closely. In this session hidden social and scientific fabrics will be amplified by several orders of magnitude, bringing us a richer and more vibrant experience than the naked eye can see on its own. The speakers who’ll appear in this […]
What happens when TED Fellows converge? They cross-pollinate their unconventional approaches to help each other achieve big objectives. MAPPR is a cloud-based tool that makes creating network visualizations an easy task. This service is the brainchild of TED Fellows Eric Berlow, David Gurman and Kaustuv De Biswas, and it debuted at TED2014. At this conference, […]
We are seven sessions into TEDGlobal 2014. So many incredible talks have been given over the past three days, and so many more are to come over the next two. At the halfway point, a look at some beautiful shots of the conference so far.
Day 2 of TEDGlobal brought a slew of fascinating talks. Below, a few of today’s highlights… Ameenah Gurib-Fakim makes us wonder what a “monkey apple” tastes like. Early this morning, biodiversity scientist revealed some of the amazing plants with unusual medicinal properties that grow in the Mascarene Islands. She dropped a pretty incredible fact — that the fruit of […]
The theme of this session is “Blueprints.” And so we hear from speakers who have that all-too-easy-to-overlook first step: a plan. Brazil is named for a tree, says Tasso Azevedo. And thus, it is a good place to be a forester. 12% of the world’s forests are in the country, primarily in the Amazon, which plays a vital role in […]
“These are very difficult times to be a refugee,” says the UN Refugee Agency’s Melissa Fleming. She gives some stats that are hard to swallow: Not since WWII have there been so many people on the run; by the end of today 32,000 people will have been forcibly displaced from their homes; currently there are […]