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Culture

5 TED Talks about bikes5 TED Talks about bikes

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“I don’t think protected bicycle ways are a cute architectural feature. They are a right, just as sidewalks are,” says Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogota, Colombia, in today’s talk. “Protected bikeways also are a powerful symbol of democracy, because they show that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important to one […]

Since the Talk

Robin Chase’s new ideas? The Zipcar founder on how drivers could generate wifi and why we need more sharing platformsRobin Chase’s new ideas? The Zipcar founder on how drivers could generate wifi and why we need more sharing platforms

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Is sharing the solution to our global challenges? Twice, Robin Chase has stood on the TED stage and offered powerful visions for a green, and shared, transportation future. At TED2007, the Zipcar founder suggested that car sharing could be the solution to global warming, while also helping drivers without cars. She also posited an even […]

News

The 5 most walkable cities in the worldThe 5 most walkable cities in the world

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

City planner Jeff Speck has a big idea for how America can be more economically resilient, more environmentally sustainable, and a whole lot healthier: make our cities more walkable, and the people in them less dependent on cars. In today’s talk, Speck takes a close look at suburban sprawl — and the many unexpected effects it’s […]

Technology

Elon Musk unveils his plans for the HyperloopElon Musk unveils his plans for the Hyperloop

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In his TED2013 talk, Robert Gordon points out that in 1900, human beings could only travel as fast as a horse could pull them in a buggy, but by 1960, we could travel at 80% of the speed of sound, thanks to the Boeing 707. Since 1960, though, the needle on how fast we can […]

Business

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 […]

Global Issues

Transforming transportation: Elon Musk at TED2013Transforming transportation: Elon Musk at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

The cofounder of PayPal, Elon Musk has become one of his generation’s most aggressive, not to mention successful, entrepreneurs. As CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and CEO and CTO of SpaceX, his interests clearly lie in transforming transportation and creating an economy built on sustainable energy. Now he takes the TED stage to tell us more. First, he talks about […]

Science

New playlists: “Ancient clues,” “Planes, trains and automobiles” and “Are we alone in the universe?”New playlists: “Ancient clues,” “Planes, trains and automobiles” and “Are we alone in the universe?”

Posted By Tedstaff

TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, three new playlists are available: “Ancient clues,” “Planes, trains and automobiles” and “Are we alone in the universe?” Ancient clues Five fascinating talks by archaeologists and evolutionary biologists about humanity’s beginnings and […]

Playlist

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 […]

Technology

A transportation app that plans your route, with coffee pick-up, wins City 2.0 awardA transportation app that plans your route, with coffee pick-up, wins City 2.0 award

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

. Navigating around big cities is rarely easy. Subway systems are generally crowded and unreliable, taxis are often expensive and prone to gridlock and bike lanes remain underdeveloped in too many urban areas. But Sara Cantor and George Aye, the founders of Chicago’s Greater Good Studio, have an idea to make getting around their city […]