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Write a haiku, win a pass to TEDGlobal from WiredUK

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[Update: Deadline passed]: Write a haiku containing the phrase “smarter planet” and tweet it to @WiredUK — and you could win a pass to TEDGlobal 2010 next week! The contest is supported by IBM and WiredUK, and is open to UK residents only. The competition closes at Midday BST on Thursday 8 July, 2010. The []

Maiden flight for Bertrand Piccard's Solar Impulse aircraft

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Solar Impulse, the solar airplane that Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard described in his captivating talk at TEDGlobal 2009, took off successfully this morning from Payerne airfield, in Western Switzerland, on its maiden flight. The aircraft (which has a wingspan of 63.40 meters but a weight of only 1600 kg and a speed at takeoff of []

Behind the scenes of McMafia: Exclusive video Q&A with Misha Glenny

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In an incisive talk at TEDGlobal 2009 in Oxford, investigative journalist Misha Glenny (author of McMafia) described the global shadow economy and crime networks in minute details. After his talk, several attendees asked TED European director Bruno Giussani to invite Misha back to discuss not only the results of his investigations and research, but also []

Q&A with Loretta Napoleoni: The ever-changing face of terrrorism

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At TEDGlobal, Loretta Napoleoni gave a fascinating talk on her exclusive opportunity to speak with members of the secretive Italian terrorist group, the Red Brigades, and the startling insight she’s gained over decades of studying the economics of terrorism. Before her talk posted, she chatted with the TEDBlog and shared a little more of her []

Science-inspired design: Mathieu Lehanneur on TED.com

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Naming science as his chief inspiration, Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs — an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more. (Recorded at TEDGlobal University 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: []

The surprising spread of "Idol" TV: Cynthia Schneider on TED.com

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Cynthia Schneider looks at two international “American Idol”-style shows — one in Afghanistan, and one in the United Arab Emirates — and shows the surprising effect that these reality-TV competitions are creating in their societies. (Recorded at TEDGlobal University 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 5:38) Watch Cynthia Schneider’s talk on TED.com, where you can []

Photographing the landscape of oil: Edward Burtynsky on TED.com

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In stunning large-format photographs, Edward Burtynsky follows the path of oil through modern society, from wellhead to pipeline to car engine — and then beyond to the projected peak-oil endgame. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 3:40) Watch Edward Burtynsky’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment []

The refugees of boom-and-bust: Cameron Sinclair on TED.com

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At TEDGlobal U, Cameron Sinclair shows the unreported cost of real estate megaprojects gone bust: thousands of migrant construction laborers left stranded and penniless. To his fellow architects, he says there is only one ethical response. (Recorded at TEDGlobal University 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 3:06) Watch Cameron Sinclair’s talk on TED.com, where you []

The year I was homeless: Becky Blanton on TED.com

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Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America’s working homeless. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: []

Navigating our global future: Ian Goldin on TED.com

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As globalization and technological advances bring us hurtling towards a new integrated future, Ian Goldin warns that not all people may benefit equally. But, he says, if we can recognize this danger, we might yet realize the possibility of improved life for everyone. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 7:07) Twitter URL: []

Lead like the great conductors: Itay Talgam on TED.com

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An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this charming talk, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 20:52) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/4C Watch Itay Talgam’s talk on TED.com, where []