El amor a la tierra | Natalia Bolívar | TEDxHabana

Translator: Ray Aldaco Reviewer: Denise RQ When I say love for the land, I mean, love for my Cuban land and also for the land of the entire world. My nanny was of Congolese origin. Her name was Isabel Cantero and she was unfortunate enough to having put up with me. I believe I was […]

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus – Amy Adkins

In mythological ancient Greece, soaring above Crete on wings made from wax and feathers, Icarus, the son of Daedalus, defied the laws of both man and nature. Ignoring the warnings of his father, he rose higher and higher. To witnesses on the ground, he looked like a god, and as he peered down from above, […]

Ed And Kelly Discuss Their Old Flame | Season 1 Ep. 2 | THE ORVILLE

– [BEEPING] Your mother hates me. She does not hate you. Oh, yes, she does. She does not. She– she hated you a little bit after the– the thing. [BEEPING] You can tell me, you know. I mean, we never talked about it. What’d she said about me? It was nothing too terrible. You tell […]

Kevin Stone: The bio-future of joint replacement

So let me just start with my story. So I tore my knee joint meniscus cartilage playing soccer in college. Then I went on to tear my ACL, the ligament in my knee, and then developed an arthritic knee. And I’m sure that many of you in this audience have that same story, and, by […]

Electricity is our friend | Sebastian Fleiter | TEDxCannes

Translator: Georges Pattinson Reviewer: Remco Mollema What happens when electricity is gone? Now, you all seat here in a theater. It is a space which is arranged. There is light. There is sound. There is everything that suits you to be comfortable to watch the show. Probably most of you have a mobile phone in […]

How does a jellyfish sting? – Neosha S Kashef

You’re swimming in the ocean when something brushes your leg. When the tingling sets in, you realize you’ve been stung by a jellyfish. How do these beautiful, gelatinous creatures pack such a painful punch? Jellyfish are soft because they are 95% water and are mostly made of a translucent gel-like substance called mesoglea. With such […]

How do fish make electricity? – Eleanor Nelsen

In 1800, the explorer Alexander von Humboldt witnessed a swarm of electric eels leap out of the water to defend themselves against oncoming horses. Most people thought the story so unusual that Humboldt made it up. But fish using electricity is more common than you might think; and yes, electric eels are a type of […]

Beethoven, the Heavy Metal of the Early 19th Century! | Nicolas Ellis | [email protected]

Translator: Midori T Reviewer: Queenie Lee (Video starts) (Video ends) That was Cellos on Fire, a metal band in which I used to play keyboard when I was in high school and [inaudible] even during a few years in college. And I remember, you see, how happy I look. I remember how much I loved […]

Why is NASA sending a spacecraft to a metal world? – Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

Somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, about 500 million kilometers away from Earth, floats a metallic orb the size of Massachusetts. That’s no moon…it’s 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids in the solar system. And it is the asteroid our droids are looking for. We humans have managed to send robotic […]

Jeff Bezos: The electricity metaphor

When you think about resilience and technology it’s actually much easier. You’re going to see some other speakers today, I already know, who are going to talk about breaking-bones stuff, and, of course, with technology it never is. So it’s very easy, comparatively speaking, to be resilient. I think that, if we look at what […]