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X Marks the Spot: Underwater wonders on the TEDx blog

X Marks the Spot: Underwater wonders on the TEDx blog

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This week, over at the TEDx blog, we got really into oceans and all the fascinating creatures that hang out there. (Especially sea turtles. We’re obsessed.) We explored how baby sea turtles survive the great wide world, how dolphins blow bubble rings for underwater play, and how divers feel swimming with some of the world’s []

X Marks the Spot: A TEDx event in an ancient Greek amphitheater

X Marks the Spot: A TEDx event in an ancient Greek amphitheater

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The venue that housed TEDxKalamata certainly had some history: held in an ancient amphitheater, this was the first TEDx event in an archaeological site. To be specific, the location was an ancient outdoor ekklesiasterion (assembly hall) in Messene, Greece, that has been used for public gatherings since 369 B.C. At TEDxKalamata, 18 speakers and 50 volunteers []

X marks the spot: Hackers turn hijackers, plus this week’s TEDx Talks

X marks the spot: Hackers turn hijackers, plus this week’s TEDx Talks

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This week, during a computer security conference in Las Vegas, researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller demonstrated how easily they could hack into the systems of moving cars using just a laptop computer. Illustrating that modern devices are worryingly vulnerable to hacking, Valasek and Miller showed their ability to jerk seatbelts, turn wheels and influence []

X Marks the Spot: The geometry of life, plus this week’s TEDx Talks

X Marks the Spot: The geometry of life, plus this week’s TEDx Talks

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This week TEDx celebrated the birthday of Rosalind Franklin, the pioneering scientist who helped our fundamental understanding of the structure of DNA strands. Sixty years after her famous Photo 51, Czech designer Vit Zemcik created a video to showcase his own understanding of the geometry of life. Zemcik explains his video, which showed at TEDxHradecKralove []

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks all about education

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks all about education

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From dancing math to teaching in languages other than English – this week’s X marks the spot is a selection of TEDx Talks about rethinking education. Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, find []

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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Designs for rethinking the toilet, how to transcend tragedy and a look at “soft,” flexible robotics — these topics are all covered in featured TEDx Talks this week. Each week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community and its diverse constellation of ideas worth []