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Television show “Buenas Ideas TED” to debut in Spain

Television show “Buenas Ideas TED” to debut in Spain

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The concept behind Buenas Ideas TED, the 13-part Spanish television series that debuts today on TVE: to create a 21st century version of the literary salon or Greek agora. The show brings together classic TED Talks — about technology, entertainment and design, about our relationships to work and to each other, and about the ways our lives []

Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones

Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones

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There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Martin’s epic series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is where Dothraki originated as the language []

Grey’s Anatomy has a TED moment

Grey’s Anatomy has a TED moment

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Has a TED Talk ever happened live from a hospital? Well, not in real life — but yes on television. Last night on Grey’s Anatomy, TED became a part of the surgical action when Dr. Callie Torres was prepping to give a talk on the wonders of cartilage. But when a leaking tanker led to []

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

The shoulders of giants: Joshua Klein, on The Link

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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 []

Naif Al-Mutawa and his 99 superheroes fight on

Naif Al-Mutawa and his 99 superheroes fight on

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At TEDGlobal 2010 Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa introduced us to THE 99, a comic book and animated series featuring a team of 99 young superheroes inspired by the 99 attributes of Allah. These young characters are the world’s first superheroes based on Islamic culture. Earlier this year at TEDGlobal Al-Mutawa discussed the criticisms he received for []