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The Talks

The Talks have been listed based on the selection order of the students.  There are 224 different TED Talks listed here, and the students will be analyzing all of them over the next 8 weeks.  Check out the blog to read what the students have to say about the Talks.

1. Dan Gilbert on our mistaken expectations - Rebecca
2. Rebecca Saxe: How we reads each other's minds - Rebecca
3. Evan Williams on listening to Twitter users - Rebecca
4. Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds - Rebecca
5. Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty - Rebecca
6. Steve Jobs: How to live before you die - Rebecca
7. Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity - Rebecca
8. Jacqueline Novogratz invests in ending poverty - Rebecca
9. Adam Grosser and his sustainable fridge - Kayla
10. George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp - Kayla
11. Gary Lauder's new traffic sign: Take Turns - Kayla
12. Anthony Atala on growing new organs - Kayla
13. David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min - Kayla
14. Bono's call to action for Africa - Kayla
15. David Bolinsky animates a cell - Kayla
16. Rives on 4 a.m. - Kayla
17. Dennis Hong
: My seven species of robot - David
18. Jesse Schell
: When games invade real life - David
19. Frederick Balagadde
: Bio-lab on a microchip - David
20. Jane McGonigal
: Gaming can make a better world - David
21. Jeff Han
demos his breakthrough touchscreen - David
22. Eric Topol
: The wireless future of medicine - David
23. Jonathan Klein
: Photos that changed the world - David
24. Woody Norris
invents amazing things - David
25. Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus - Stephen
26. Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies - Stephen
27. Kirk Citron: And now, the real news - Stephen
28. Rives controls the Internet - Stephen
29. Michael Specter: The danger of science denial - Stephen
30. Jonathan Drori: Every pollen grain has a story - Stephen
31. Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo - Stephen
32. Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity - Stephen
33. Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live - Kaitlynn
34. Emily Oster flips our thinking on Aids in Africa - Kaitlynn
35. Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat - Kaitlynn
36. Ann Cooper talks school lunches - Kaitlynn
37. Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet - Kaitlynn
38. Eva Vertes looks to the future of medicine - Kaitlynn
39. Gever Tulley on 5 dangerous things for kids - Kaitlynn
40. Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl - Kaitlynn
41. Ze Frank's nerdcore comedy - Hannah
42. Magnus Larsson: Turning dunes into architecture - Hannah
43. Carolyn Porco flies us to Saturn - Hannah
44. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen - Hannah
45. Robert Full: Learning from the gecko's tail - Hannah
46. David Rockwell builds at Ground Zero - Hannah
47. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity  - Hannah
48. Rives tells a story of mixed emoticons - Shelby
49. Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media- Shelby
50. Ed Ulbrich: How Benjamin Button got his face - Shelby
51. Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery - Shelby
52. Sam Martin: The quirky world of "manspaces" - Shelby
53. Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different? - Shelby
54. David Hanson: Robots that "show emotion" - Carlee
55. Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain - Carlee
56. Michael Pritchard's water filter turns filthy water drinkable - Carlee
57. Benjamin Wallace on the price of happiness - Carlee
58. Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us - Carlee
59. Bjorn Lomborg sets global priotities - Carlee
60. Philip Zimbardo prescribes a healthy take on time - Carlee
61. Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters. . .or heroes - Carlee
62. Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids - Crystal
63. Juliana Machado Ferreira: The fight to end rare animal trafficking in Brazil - Jen
64. Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ - Crystal
65. Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see - Crystal
66. Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions? - Crystal
67. Derek Sivers: How to start a movement - Crystal
68. Gary Vaynerchuk: Do what you love (no excuses!) - Crystal
69. JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure - Mike
70. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The profound journey of compassion - Mike
71. Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce - Mike
72. Shai Agassi's bold plan for electric cars - Mike
73. Billy Graham on technology and faith - Mike
74. Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - Mike
75. David Griffin on how photography connects us - Mike
76. James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy - Mike
77. Steven Pinker on the myth of violence - Samantha
78. Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? - Samantha
79. Mark Bittman on what's wrong with what we eat - Samantha
80. Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo Sixth Sense  - Samantha
81. Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks - Samantha
82. James Randi's fiery takedown of psychic fraud - Samantha
83. The Raspyni Brothers juggle and jest - Hannah
84. Al Gore on averting climate crisis - Samantha
85. Jamie Oliver's TED prize wish: Teach every child about food - Sarah
86. Clay Shirky: How social media can make history - Sarah
87. Ken Kamler: Medical miracle on Everest - Sarah
88. Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia - Sarah
90. Spencer Wells builds a family tree for humanity - Sarah
91. Jonathan Harris: the Web's secret stories - Sarah
92. Dan Dennett on our consciousness - Samantha
93. Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired - Jason
94. David Pogue on cool phone tricks - Jason

95. Hod Lipson builds "self-aware" robots - Jason

96. Theo Jansen creates new creatures - Jason

97. Steve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space - Jason

98. Ueli Gegenschatz soars in a wingsuit - Jason

99. Nellie McKay sings with sparkling humor - Shelby

100. Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees - Jen

101. Michael Pollan gives a plant's-eye view - Jen

102. Willie Smits restores a rainforest - Jen

103. Tom Shannon: The painter and the pendulum - Jen

104. Romulus Whitaker: The real danger lurking in the water - Jen

105. Nathan Wolfe's jungle search for viruses - Jen

106. Jane Goodall helps animals and humans live together - Jen

107. David Gallo shows underwater astonishments - Luke

108. Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes - Luke

109. J.J. Abrams' mystery box - Luke

110. Douglas Adams: Parrots, the universe and everything - Luke

111. Richard Pyle dives the reef's Twilight Zone - Luke

112. Arthur Ganson makes moving sculpture - Luke

113. Frans Lanting lyrical nature photos  - Luke

114. Scott McCloud on comics - Luke
115. Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs - Shelby
116. Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory - Darby
117. Richard Preston on the giant trees - Darby
118. Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe - Darby
119. Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code - Darby
120. Garrett Lisi on his theory of everything - Darby
121. Keith Barry does Brain Magic  - Darby
122. Michael Moschen juggles rhythm and motion - Darby
123. Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans - Darby
124. Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change - Evan
125. Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars - Evan
126. Pawan Sinha on how brains learn to see - Evan
127. Chris Abani muses on humanity - Evan
128. Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team - Crystal
129. Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success - Crystal

130. Pete Alcorn on the world in 2200 - Jake

131. PW Singer on military robots and the future of war - Jake

132. Kevin Bales: How to combat modern salvery - Jake

133. Bill Gates on mosquitos, malaria and education - Jake

134. Nate Silver: Does race affect votes? - Jake

135. Sean Gourley on the mathematics of war - Jake

136. Edith Widder: Glowing life in an underwater world - Jake

137. Rick Smolan tells the story of a girl - Sarah

138. Helen Fisher studies the brain in love - Sarah

139. Al Gore warns on latest climate trends - Jason

140. Dan Dennett on dangerous memes - Jason

141. Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration - Evan

142. Jonathan Harris collects stories - Evan

143.
Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music - Evan
144. Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes - Evan

145. David Gallo on life in the deep oceans - Jake

146. Richard Dawkins: Growing up in the universe - Amber

147. Richard Dawkins on militant atheism - Amber

148. Chris Abani on the stories of Africa - Amber

149.
Newton Aduaka tells the story of Ezra - Amber
150. Emmanuel Jal: The music of a war child - Amber
151. Dean Kamen: The emotion behind invention - Amber
152. Carolyn Porco: Could a Saturn moon harbor life? - Amber
153. Aimee Mullins on running - Amber
154. Luca Turin on the science of scent - Robert
155. Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle - Robert
156. Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole - Robert
157. John Wooden on true success - Robert
158. Adam Savage's obsessions - Robert
159. Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales - Robert
160. Craig Venter is on the verge of creating synthetic life - Robert
161. Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity - Cheyenne
162. Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs - Cheyenne
163. James Watson on how he discovered DNA - Cheyenne
164. Natasha Tsakos' multimedia theatrical adventure - Cheyenne
165. Alison Jackson looks at celebrity - Cheyenne
166. Bill Clinton on rebuilding Rwanda - Cheyenne
167. Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2 - Cheyenne
168. Charles Fleischer insists: All things are Moleeds - Cheyenne

169. James Nachtwey's searing photos of war - Nolan

170. Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp - Nolan

171. David Perry on videogames - Nolan

172. Bertrand Piccard's solar-powered adventure - Nolan

173. Charles Elachi on the Mars Rovers - Nolan

174. James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss - Nolan

175. Ray Kurzweil on how technology will transform us - Nolan
176. Jeff Hawkins on how brain science will change computing - Nolan

177. Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do - Joe

178. Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless - Joe

179. Edward Burtynsky on manufactured landscapes - Joe

180. Kartick Satyanarayan: How we rescued the "dancing" bears - Joe

181. Bill Stone explores the world's deepest caves
- Joe
182.
Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic" - Joe
183.
Susan Savage-Rumbaugh on apes - Joe
184.
Will Wright makes toys that make worlds - Joe
185. Lennart Green does close-up card magic - Makayla

186. Evelyn Glennie shows how to listen - Makayla

187. Ron Eglash on African fractals - Makayla

188. Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for ... - Makayla

189. Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world - Makayla

190. Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science - Makayla

191. Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole - Makayla

192. Joe DeRisi solves medical mysteries - Makayala

193. Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight - Matt P

194. Henry Markram builds a brain in a supercomputer - Matt P

195. Alan Russell on regenerating our bodies - Matt P

196. Bonnie Bassler on how bacteria "talk" - Matt P

197. Robert Lang folds way-new origami - Matt P

198. Laurie Garrett on lessons from the 1918 flu - Matt P

199. Sheila Patek clocks the fastest animals - Matt P

200. Craig Venter on DNA and the sea - Matt P

201. Juan Enriquez on genomics and our future - Dominic

202. Torsten Reil builds better animations - Dominic

203. Irwin Redlener on surviving a nuclear attack - Dominic

204. Sarah Jones as a one-woman global village - Dominic

205. Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue "soft" power - Dominic

206. Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs - Dominic

207. Brian Greene on string theory - Dominic

208. Sylvia Earle's TED Prize wish to protect our oceans - Dominic

209. Janine Benyus shares nature's designs - Matt R

210. Peter Ward on Earth's mass extinctions - Matt R

211. Wade Davis on endangered cultures - Matt R

212. Al Gore's new thinking on the climate crisis - Matt R

213. Larry Brilliant wants to stop pandemics - Matt R

214. Garik Israelian: How spectroscopy could reveal alien life - Matt R

215. Clifford Stoll on ... everything - Matt R

216. Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when - Matt R

217. Patricia Burchat sheds light on dark matter - Sam

218. Taryn Simon photographs secret sites - Sam

219. John Francis walks the Earth  - Sam

220. Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice - Sam

221. Majora Carter's tale of urban renewal - Sam

222. Joshua Prince-Ramus on Seattle's library - Sam

223. Susan Blackmore on memes and "temes" - Sam

224. Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds - Sam





















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