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12 talks about the future of cars, planes and rockets12 talks about the future of cars, planes and rockets

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

On March 1 — just two days after Elon Musk appeared on the TED2013 stage — a SpaceX CRS-2 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on a resupply mission for the International Space Station. Two days later, after the righting of a glitch, its Dragon capsule delivered a half-ton of supplies for the astronauts on […]

Design

TEDxKraków’s ultimate green driving machineTEDxKraków’s ultimate green driving machine

Posted By Tedstaff

At TEDxKraków, participants had an unusual transportation option—a grass-covered van. Created to fit the theme “Secret Lives,” the idea for the van was dreamed up by Kasia Ogińska and was executed by Krystian Meresiński, Piotr Więckowski, Stéphane Perrin, Karolina Perrin, Karolina Bruszko, Konrad Kozakiewicz and a slew of volunteers who wanted to help — even by night and in the […]

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8 talks with big ideas for our roadways8 talks with big ideas for our roadways

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It’s an experience that can inspire road rage in even the calmest person: an urban traffic jam where cars crawl along at a pace of inches per hour.  As Jonas Eliasson, a professor of transportation at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), explains in today’s talk, traffic congestion occurs in almost every major city across […]

Design

5 fascinating cars of the future5 fascinating cars of the future

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It’s 2012. And many of us no doubt imagined that flying cars would be all the rage by now. While that hasn’t happened yet, some major driving innovations are on their way down the pipeline. In a new TEDTalk, Chris Gerdes of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (awesomely abbreviated as CARS) explains that […]