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Mapping history: How Google Maps and Nat Geo are layering old and new space (just like today’s TED Talk)Mapping history: How Google Maps and Nat Geo are layering old and new space (just like today’s TED Talk)

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Frederic Kaplan has found an unconventional way to build a time machine. Rather than making a metal object (or, uh, a police call box) that whisks you through time and space, he wondered: Could a time machine be built out of information? In today’s TED Talk, filmed at TEDxCaFoscariU, Kaplan previews the Venice Time Machine, […]

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TEDsters, get ready to play <em>Brain Games</em>TEDsters, get ready to play Brain Games

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Your brain is three and a half pounds of tissue — and yet it’s the key to everything you experience. The National Geographic Channel show Brain Games seeks to give a better understanding of it – by looking at how the brain focuses, processes fears, makes decisions and much more. The show is hosted by […]

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TED speakers discuss the 125th anniversary of National GeographicTED speakers discuss the 125th anniversary of National Geographic

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Happy birthday, National Geographic. The intrepid magazine turns 125-years-old this month. Yesterday, NPR’s Talk of the Nation invited TED speakers Robert Ballard and Sarah Parcak on the air to discuss the notable anniversary. Ballard, who is a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, talked about a recent expedition to the Black Sea, where he discovered a very well-preserved […]

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The shoulders of giants: Joshua Klein, on <em>The Link</em>The shoulders of giants: Joshua Klein, on The Link

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

What’s next for Joshua Klein, the man who built a vending machine for crows? The versatile hacker is the new host of the National Geographic show The Link, in which he travels the world to research and reveal the origins of some of history’s most important technological innovations, like Greek fire and the Chinese long […]

 

TED and National Geographic: Shared mission, shared planet, shared stage

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

National Geographic shares stories that inspire people to care for our world, and TED leverages the power of ideas to change the world. It could be said that we share some common ground. Unsurprisingly, almost half of the National Geographic Explorers, as well as a few members of their staff, have given TEDTalks. Below the […]