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Morton Bast

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What's your million-dollar idea to change the world?

Every year, the TED Prize is given to one innovative thinker who has what it takes to make a difference -- by putting one million dollars into action in order to fulfill a world-changing vision.

Since nominations are open for the 2014 TED Prize, we wanted to put our heads together with you, the TED community, and brainstorm even further: How would you choose to make an impact with one million dollars? What would you like to see as next year's TED Prize wish to inspire the world?

This is a space for you to get your mental gears turning. If you would like to officially nominate a mentor, colleague, friend -- or even yourself -- head to www.tedprize.org by Sunday, June 16.


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  • May 27 2013: One of the Top "World Chaning Idea" here in 2013 going forward is this: Small Nuclear Reactor Demo Project With Nuclear Waste As Source . Bill Gates is pursing this project as was highlited in a previous TED talk. But there is a completing prject that is being pursued by a MIT Student Group. Each has a slightly different "model" . But surely both have good chance of succeeding as the technical concept is known to be feasable.

    I have published a Squidoo.net lense on the internet with some historical background and the links to both iniatives. Search internet for my published article for additional discussion and historcial precedence.

    Squidoo Lense Topic:
    Gallant Knights Technology Innovation In Horizon__Sustainable New Electricity Source For Humanity
    • May 28 2013: I love the idea of using wasted cells that have 90% usability still left in them for further fuel cells. HOWEVER we have this thing called the Strategic Arms treaty which prevents us from doing this. Countries like France do this and it works well. Politics are killing us from doing this.

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