Best of TED

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks are usually under 20 minutes, and each of them presents some unique ideas from very diverse fields: physics, economy, biology, technology…
They are extremely entertaining and addictive, so here’s a compilation of some of the best 40 TED talks.

Professor Brian Cox – A Night with the Stars

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.
During the lecture, Brian recruits Jim Al-Khalili, Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg, Sarah Millican and James May to help him in demonstrating some of the most interesting concepts in physics.

An anthropological introduction to YouTube

This is a lecture presented by Michael Wesch at the Library of Congress, June 23rd 2008.
Professor Wesch is teaching Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University and his lecture here provides us with an interesting insight to one of the most important websites of today, YouTube, and how it changed and developed over time.
It also presents YouTube as an incredibly powerful medium that everyone can reach from their homes, with all the consequences this has on the way we live and understand the world today. Very informative and revealing…

Meet Your Brain

The Royal Institutions Christmas Lectures – Meet Your Brain by Professor Bruce Hood. Fascinating lectures that present some of the most interesting features of the human brain. Lots of great information presented in a very interesting manner that’s typical for the Royal Institution.

TED – Drew Berry: Animations of Unseeable Biology

In this TED talk, Drew Berry gives some examples of visualizing highly complex biological processes occurring in our bodies. While his first example are the already posted Molecular Visualizations of DNA the second example is a more recent work, that truly describes what a mind-boggling machines our bodies really are. Considering how interesting the subject of this TED talk is, it’s such a pity that it’s so short.

What Is Reality?

BBC Horizon’s documentary on the nature of reality, titled What Is Reality, delivers lots of fascinating concepts such as the Holographic principle, the search for Higg’s Boson and the nature of black holes to name a few. While a bit too dramatic at times, this show is full of information and does a good job of explaining current scientific trends to its viewers.

Faster than the Speed of Light? – Lecture

A lecture by Christopher White , Ph.D. explaining the nature of the recent Faster than Light neutrino experiment.

This lecture gives us a brief history of neutrino physics, explains some theories like the tachyon particles, and puts the whole story about FTL neutrinos into right context, while criticizing the bombastic media headlines that proclaimed Einstein wrong.

This lecture was given on October 05, 2011 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (suburb of Chicago) , Illinois.

Cracking the Colour Code

Why is the sky blue? Why do leaves turn yellow in autumn? And why does red play so powerful a role in so many cultures? Is colour real or is it just a construct of our brains?

Drawing on the latest scientific findings and technology, Cracking the Colour Code is a series for people who are seeking answers to many of the questions that relate to colour and who, at the same time, wish to enjoy the incredible diversity and sensation that colour has to offer in our world. While colour is a child of science and physics, it triggers within us a host of emotional, intuitive and intellectual responses – deeply rooted within ourselves and our culture.

The series is both food for the intellect and the senses – delivered as a carefully arranged and orchestrated feast, yet one that is playful and provocative.

Destiny in Space

Destiny in Space gives viewers an exciting glimpse into the future of space exploration. Featuring giant-screen images of the space shuttle in orbit around the Earth and thrilling fly-overs of Mars and Venus.
This is a truly scientific documentary gem here. Full of information about current and future space technologies, Destiny in Space gives us realistic opportunities for mankind to expand into space.

An IMAX(R) camera deployed via satellite provides rare views of the shuttle, in its entirety, orbiting 200 miles above Earth.

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

It’s quite obvious where all of this could lead. Science Documentaries is just one small sites among many other valuable sources of information that could be shut down due to the abuse of the Protect IP Act.

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