In a timely talk, cultural critic Virginia Postrel muses on the powerful uses of glamour — which she defines as any calculated, carefully polished image designed to impress and persuade. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, California. Duration: 16:15.)
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What’s the science behind a sublime perfume? With charm and precision, biophysicist Luca Turin explains the molecular makeup — and the art — of a scent. (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:53.) Watch Luca Turin’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks […]
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust “charity” against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change. (Recorded at TED@State, June 2009, at the US State Department, Washington, DC. Duration: 17:05) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/3O[…]