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Getting ready for TEDSummit 2019: Photo gallery

TED Blog 7/21 12:54A Brian Greene
TEDSummit banners are hung at the entrance of the Edinburgh Convention Centre, our home for the week. (Photo: Bret Hartman / TED) TEDSummit 2019 officially kicks off today! Members of the TED...

How a typeface helped launch Apollo | Douglas Thomas

TEDTalks (video) 7/19 4:52A contact@ted.com (TED)
In 1969, when humanity first landed on the surface of the moon, the typeface Futura was right there with them. In this fascinating history of typography, designer Douglas Thomas shares Futura's role in launching the Apollo 11 spacecraft -- and how...

A new way to get every child ready for kindergarten | Claudia Miner

TEDTalks (video) 7/17 4:51A contact@ted.com (TED)
Early education is critical to children's success -- but millions of kids in the United States still don't have access to programs that prepare them to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Enter the UPSTART Project, a plan to bring early learning...

The fundamental right to seek asylum | Melanie Nezer

TEDTalks (video) 7/16 9:53A contact@ted.com (TED)
Refugee and immigrants rights attorney Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern US border, showing how citizens can hold their governments accountable for protecting the vulnerable. "A country...

The fascinating places scientists aren't exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

TEDTalks (video) 7/15 4:51A contact@ted.com (TED)
We're not doing frontline exploratory science in a huge portion of the world -- the places governments deem too hostile or disputed. What might we be missing because we're not looking? In this fearless, unexpectedly funny talk,...

How film transforms the way we see the world | Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

TEDTalks (video) 7/12 4:50A contact@ted.com (TED)
Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Documentarian and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses it to fight violence against women, turning her camera on the tradition of honor killings in Pakistan. In a...

How we're honoring people overlooked by history | Amy Padnani

TEDTalks (video) 7/11 4:57A contact@ted.com (TED)
Since its founding in 1851, the "New York Times" has published thousands of obituaries -- for heads of state, famous celebrities, even the inventor of the sock puppet. But only a small percentage of them chronicle the lives of women and people of...

Origami robots that reshape and transform themselves | Jamie Paik

TEDTalks (video) 7/10 4:51A contact@ted.com (TED)
Taking design cues from origami, robotician Jamie Paik and her team created "robogamis": folding robots made out super-thin materials that can reshape and transform themselves. In this talk and tech demo, Paik shows how robogamis could adapt to...

The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy | Rick Doblin

TEDTalks (video) 7/9 4:51A contact@ted.com (TED)
Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he...

Grief and love in the animal kingdom | Barbara J. King

TEDTalks (video) 7/8 4:56A contact@ted.com (TED)
From mourning orcas to distressed elephants, biological anthropologist Barbara J. King has witnessed grief and love across the animal kingdom. In this eye-opening talk, she explains the evidence behind her belief that many animals experience...

A vision for the future of Sierra Leone | Julius Maada Bio

TEDTalks (video) 7/3 4:44A contact@ted.com (TED)
When Julius Maada Bio first seized political power in Sierra Leone in 1996, he did so to improve the lives of its citizens. But he soon realized that for democracy to flourish, its foundation needs to be built on the will of the people. After...

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