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Sergei Lupashin: A flying camera ... on a leash

Duration: 06:23

Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta. Sergei Lupashin demos Fotokite, a nifty new way to see the world from on high, safely and under control.

     
Sergei Lupashin: A flying camera ... on a leash

Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

Duration: 13:12

As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.

     
Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?

Duration: 11:17

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time.

     
Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?

Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Duration: 13:24

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.

     
Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data

Duration: 15:51

Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning -- and human knowledge.

     
Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data

Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Duration: 04:36

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.

     
Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe?

Duration: 17:39

Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope …

     
Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe?

Avi Reichental: What's next in 3D printing

Duration: 09:04

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

     
Avi Reichental: What's next in 3D printing

Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Duration: 05:07

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists.

     
Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree

Duration: 10:48

At the online University of the People, anyone with a high school diploma can take classes toward a degree in business administration or computer science - without standard tuition fees (though exams cost money). Founder Shai Reshef hopes that higher education is changing "from being a privilege for the few to a basic right, affordable and accessible for all."

     
Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree

Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Duration: 12:56

Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.

     
Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

Duration: 15:00

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.

     
Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters
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