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Prescribing knowledge | Erney Mattsson | TEDxTrondheim

Are you allowed to ask "why?" Through examples from the medical field, Dr. Erney Mattsson gives us an illustrative two-step dance lesson highlighting the importance of knowledge: How do we use existing knowledge today? And are we challenging this knowledge to ensure progress? Surgeon, inventor, poet, tango dancer, teacher and lifelong learner, this man defies easy categorization. Meet Erney Mattsson. Erney is a Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Consultant in Vascular Surgery at St.Olavs Hospital, Trondheim. He represents Norway in the European Society of Vascular Surgery and leads the national research initiatives from the Norwegian Society of Vascular Surgery. His personal research focuses on vascular wall biology, aortic aneurysms and a new training concept increasing the energy production from mitochondria in vascular patients. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-17 , Transcriber: Assia Elaouam , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven )

Brazilian science and Cassandra Syndrome | Natália Pasternak | TEDxUSP

Biologist and science communicator Natália Pasternak talks about the scenario of science in Brazil and academia's responsibility to scientific education of society. She is a biologist, holds a PhD and post-docs in Microbiology, Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, is co-founder of the science communication blog "Coffee at the Lab Bench" (Café Na Bancada), founder of the initiative "Scientists Explain" (Cientistas Explicam), providing science workshops for schools, universities, museums and research institutes, is Brazil's director of the International Science Festival Pint of Science, coordinating scientific talks across bars and pubs in over 50 cities in the country, and currently trying to balance her research career with her work in science communication and popularization. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-17 , Translator: Natalie Graue , Reviewer: Maricene Crus , Approver: Peter Van de Ven )

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( 2018-01-16 , Grade: 7.9 )

Water, cells, and life | Dr. Gerald Pollack | TEDxNewYorkSalon

What does water actually do in the formula for life? Water scientist and biomedical engineer Gerald Pollack shares new information and ideas about simple things we can do to charge up our human cells faster than our cell phones. The report from his lab will surprise you. Dr. Gerald Pollack is a professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Pollack’s research investigates biological motion and cell biology. His curiosity was piqued when he dissected a muscle cell and noticed the interior water did not run out, but stayed in place. Why was that? This led to his 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion, winning an “Excellence Award” from the Society for Technical Communication. His 2001 book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, and his newest book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor, won that Society’s “Distinguished Award.” He is founding editor-in-chief of the journal, WATER, convener of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, and executive director of the Institute for Venture Science. He won the 2015 Brandlaureate Award, previously bestowed on Nelson Mandela and Steve Jobs. In 2016, he was awarded the first international Emoto Peace Prize. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-16 , Transcriber: Rhonda Jacobs , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 8.7 )

Daniel Schnitzer: Inventing is the easy part. Marketing takes work.

Solar-powered LED lightbulbs could transform the lives of rural Haitians, but as Daniel Schnitzer found, they don't simply sell themselves. At TEDxPittsburgh, he shows how smart health and energy products for the developing world are useless unless the market works too.
( 2018-01-15 , Grade: 9.6 )

Lucianne Walkowicz: Look up for a change

How often do you see the true beauty of the night sky? TED Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz shows how light pollution is ruining the extraordinary -- and often ignored -- experience of seeing directly into space.
( 2018-01-15 , Grade: 8.3 )

Matt Goldman: The search for "aha!" moments

In 1988, Matt Goldman co-founded Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stunts. The show works on the premise that certain conditions can create "aha moments" -- moments of surprise, learning and exuberance -- frequent and intentional rather than random and occasional. Now Goldman is working to apply the lessons learned from Blue Man Group to education, creating Blue School, a school that balances academic mastery, creative thinking and self and social intelligence. "We need to cultivate safe and conducive conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive," Goldman says.
( 2018-01-15 , Grade: 8.1 )

Everyday judgements | Pierce Dirkis | TEDxYouth@ParkCity

From burnt toast to social media, Pierce examines how judgement is ever-present in our lives. He concludes with a positive outlook and encourages us to embrace each other. At the time of this talk, Pierce is in 10th grade at Park City High School in Park City, Utah. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-15 , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 4.7 )

Creating bilingual minds | Naja Ferjan Ramirez | TEDxLjubljana

Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez is a researcher studying the brain processing of language in infants and young children. In her talk, she showcases the latest techniques to study the infant's brain and explains why all babies have the full potential to learn two languages at the same time. She discusses the benefits of bilingual environments for language and brain development and describes what it takes to create bilingual minds. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-15 , Transcriber: Tiki Li , Reviewer: Queenie Lee , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 8.9 )

Embracing your expiry date | Jeremie Saunders | TEDxToronto

What if you knew what your expiry date was? Would you live differently? Jeremie Saunders, who lives with a fatal genetic disease, explores what it means to live fully in the face of death. Jeremie is an award-winning actor, producer, and host of popular Canadian media, including film, television, and podcasts. Living with a genetic disease called cystic fibrosis, Jeremie is passionate about shifting the perspective and stigma around chronic and terminal illness through humor and frank, unfiltered discussions. He launched Sickboy Podcast, which has been on iTunes’ “best of” list and is produced and hosted by Jeremie and his two best friends, Taylor MacGillivary and Brian Stever. Together they take a humorous and educational approach as they host a wide range of guests to discuss the experiences of living with terminal or chronic illness. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-15 , Transcriber: Mirjana Čutura , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 5.1 )

Stopping the inner war | Matt Daniell | TEDxCambridge

Meditation teacher and former Buddhist monk Matt Daniell presents a brief introduction to meditation and the power of awareness to silence the "inner war." This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http:/ted.com/tedx.
( 2018-01-14 , Transcriber: Tanya Cushman , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 8.9 )

Turing Test, Artificial Intelligence and Human Silliness | Luca Longo | TEDxVicenza

Luca Longo is currently assistant professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he is a member of the Applied Intelligence Research Centre. His core research interest is in Artificial Intelligence, particularly in Mental Workload modelling. His talk starts with the question: "Can machines think?" and it ends up asking himself: "Does really makes sense for us to let them think?" This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-14 , Translator: Federico MINELLE , Reviewer: Sebastian Betti )

The story that inspires the spirit | Saundra Gilliard | TEDxFreeLibraryofPhiladelphia

Listen as the mesmerizing Saundra Gilliard shares an African folktale about the importance of storytelling. A gifted storyteller and seasoned change management consultant, Saundra Gilliard is the current president of Keepers Of The Culture, a Philadelphia-based storytelling organization. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-14 , Transcriber: Tanya Cushman , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.7 )

The fight against teen suicide begins in the classroom | Brittni Darras | TEDxMileHigh

We’ve heard it in the news, the U.S. is gripped by an epidemic of teen suicide. Following the suicide of one student and the attempted suicide of another, high school teacher Brittni Darras realized that just watching for the signs isn’t enough. But how do we begin to tackle such a complicated and insurmountable problem? The answer is surprisingly simple. Brittni Darras is an English teacher at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs. Following the attempted suicide of one of Rampart’s students, Brittni wrote each of her 130 students personalized cards, earning her worldwide attention, the AspenPointe Hero of Mental Health Award, and the Mayor’s Young Leader Award in the category of Innovation in Education. Brittni continues to advocate for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Reviewer: Hélène VERNET , Grade: 6.7 )

Trying harder won’t get you there | Jarrod Haning | TEDxLizardCreek

Have you ever gotten to the end of the year and told yourself that all you need to do next year is just “try harder”? Sometimes it can feel like the harder we try, the more things stay the same, and this can happen on a daily basis. Have you ever looked at your "to-do" list and found more things on it than there was time to do? That can be maddening especially when we’re already working like crazy. In this talk, Jarrod is looking at the thinking patterns of highly effective people and why they never seem to get overwhelmed or stressed out. He is giving us the clue about what they are doing differently and how we can do the same. Jarrod Haning works as a performance coach with his company Mindset Performance where he trains leaders in the thinking patterns of success. If someone keeps running up against the same old obstacles like not having enough time or not having enough money, it is probably not for lack of trying. There could be a small blind spot in their thinking patterns that has been tripping them up. You can learn more about his work through his recently published book “Trying harder won’t get you there.” When he isn’t on stage speaking or training, you’ll find him performing with the South Carolina Philharmonic or competing with his 7 year old for “tickle champion of the world." Jarrod Haning (Columbia, SC) Performance coach and professional musician (803)467-4739 www.musicalsecrets.org This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Transcriber: Daniel Moore , Reviewer: Hélène VERNET , Grade: 5.7 )

Arriving already loved | Mariah Fenton Gladis | TEDxAsburyPark

When Mariah was diagnosed with ALS, she knew that if she assumed the identity of a dead woman walking, she would in effect be participating in her own downward cycle. She focused on doing what she had to do about ALS – on every level – while still keeping it in the background of her life and reserved the foreground for what matters most: her family, work and the people with whom she works. She keeps her life’s purpose in the lead and identifies as a wife, a mother, a new grandmother, a professional woman. Her talk is about gaining a new understanding of the importance of the relationship with oneself, and the skills it takes to improve and develop that internal connection. Mariah is a 36-year ALS survivor, advocate, motivational speaker, award-winning psychotherapist and the founder/director of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training in Malvern, PA. She focuses on inspiring others to create positive relationships for personal and professional excellence. Mariah is also the author of "Tales of a Wounded Healer," an intimate description of her life and work. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Reviewer: Hélène VERNET , Grade: 5.9 )

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Many times we don't encourage ourselves to create our projects and dreams because we lack many things. However, that didn't prevent Omar Dassaev from doing an amazing job just with his phone. Omar has grown up professionally due to encouraging himself, even without a professional camera, without canvas and without any big plan. A truly art and simplicity master. Omar Dassev is a professional architect and passionate about photography, alongside his trajectory, he has collaborated in a collective exhibition and two individual ones. His phone´s screen became his canvas and his digital skills his best drawing brush. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Reviewer: Sebastian Betti )

The danger of neutrality | Anna Baltzer | TEDxOcala

Staying neutral in controversial situations is the moral high ground, right? Wrong. It's the exact opposite. Author and inspirational speaker Anna Baltzer explains how neutrality is a dangerous trap -- and an illusion. Taking a side, not impartiality, is what really helps resolve conflicts. You will be surprised as Baltzer shares how taking a side is the best thing that can happen to you, helping you find what you'd been looking for all along. Not only is it the right thing to do, but your own liberation depends on it. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Transcriber: Riaki Poništ , Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs , Grade: 8.8 )

Are you a hero? | Gérald Garutti | TEDxCannes

Heroes save the world and inspire us. They reveal themselves in the middle of a crisis. They reveal to us what is essential: the value at the core of their life, the one that justifies braving the danger. What is this value that makes you a potential hero? A theater man and writer, Gérald Garutti is one of the only French directors to create shows in London. He has worked on some forty plays (Shakespeare, Molière, Poe, Musset, Dostoevsky ...) in England (Royal Shakespeare Company) and in France (Comédie-Française, TNP). Crossing philosophy, literature and arts in his shows, texts and conferences, he explores the question of meaning: heroes, revolution, history, utopia, power. Associate Normalist of letters, after having taught in Cambridge and Chicago, he is a lecturer at Sciences Po in Political Humanities. His latest publications are "Haim, in the light of a violin" and "Richard III" translated from Shakespeare. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Translator: Elisabeth Buffard , Reviewer: Maricene Crus , Approver: Helene Vernet )

Reclaiming a homeless man's life in 15 crazy steps | Jodi Peterson | TEDxBoise

When you see a homeless person standing on a street corner, begging for money, do you have ever wonder why? Why don't they earn their own money?You won't believe the hoops that had to be jumped through to help a homeless man secure his birth certificate and photo ID, after 14 years of living on the streets with no identity... Jodi Peterson has been working with the homeless community of Boise for more than nine years. In her role as the Development and Co-Director of the Interfaith Sanctuary, she has fashioned events to fund-raise for the cause, created visual pieces to help educate the Boise community on the challenges faced by the homeless, and stood in the trenches of the tent city, Cooper Court. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-13 , Transcriber: Hélène VERNET , Reviewer: Desiree Kramer , Grade: 4.1 )