Geraldine Hamilton demonstrates how scientists can implant living human cells into microchips that mimic the body’s conditions. These “organs-on-a-chip” can be used to study drug toxicity, and identify potential new therapies.
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is “Big History”: an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language — so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment of his son’s life. Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world.
As the Director and head coach of the Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter. He explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.
Google CEO Larry Page talks about his far-off vision for the company. It includes aerial bikeways and internet balloons … and then it gets even more interesting, as Page talks through the company’s recent acquisition of Deep Mind.
Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger, wielding their power to create a better world.
The right to data privacy, Edward Snowdon suggests, is not a partisan issue, it requires a rethink of the role of internet in our lives and laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he says, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.”
You think your wireless and other technology is safe? From Blue Tooth to automobile remotes, PCs, and “secure” credit cards, Hacker extraordinaire shows how nearly every secure system is vulnerable.
Author of ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’. Josh Kaufman specializes in teaching people how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.
“Work-life balance is too important to be left in the hands of your employer.” At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this short talk: that which craves success, who builds a résumé, and the other who seeks connection, community, love — values that make for a great eulogy. Can we balance these two selves?
Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, gives a rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. You’ll want to watch this one again & again.
Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. He is a renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion.