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Mennat El Ghalid research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying fungal biology and pathogenicity.
Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world's crops. Could thi...
The co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Bill Joy has, in recent years, turned his attention to the biggest questions facing humanity: Where are we going? What could go wrong? What's the next great thing?
Technologist and futurist
About this event: Six TEDxStCloud speakers presented their ideas worth sharing on Thursday evening, October 11. Our speakers planted thought-provoking seeds for you to nourish and grow in your own plot, the field of your mind. Cultivating means many things: preparing and using land for plants, breaking up soil to prepare for planting, raising gardens, crops and ...
Event details: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States · October 11, 2018
About this event: "Concrete jungle (jungle!): we've made it, We've got it." - Bob Marley Come join us at TEDxTysons's second Salon event, hosted by the newly opened WeWork in Tysons. You will hear from the makers and shapers of our budding concrete jungle. The talks will range from protection and preservation of native plants to EcoDistricts. We will also, learn...
Event details: Tysons, Virginia, United States · April 19, 2017
Ellen Dunham-Jones takes an unblinking look at our underperforming suburbs -- and proposes plans for making them livable and sustainable.
Bees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments -- and cities need their help, too. Noah Wilson-Rich suggests that urban beekeeping might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species.
Roger Doiron wants everyone to plant a garden. He’s the founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of home gardeners.
From aspirin to anticoagulants, penicillin to cancer treatments, some of our most important human medicines come from plants. But extracting the medicinal compounds from plants can be complex, costly and unreliable. Which is why scientists are trying to brew them instead. Inside the hunt to brew an opioid painkiller from common ingredients such ...
Posted August 16, 2016
James Green leads NASA's solar system exploration and astrobiology research.
Sara Seager’s research led to the first discovery of an atmosphere on a planet outside our solar system. Now she’s on the hunt for a twin Earth.
Karin Öberg studies how chemistry and physics interact during planet formation to shape the compositions of new planets.
TED Fellow Miho Janvier studies the the Sun -- in particular the origin of phenomena called "solar storms" which can impact planets in the solar system.
Anjali Tripathi explores planets to uncover the processes that make and destroy them.
About this event: 野乃人之本态，蛮则是对待生活的坦率，这太多太多可能性，解释为——生命的张力 。 Wildness expresses the nature of human being，and it means treat life frankly.There are so many possibilities ,which could be defined as —— the tension of life. 自然和社会在某一程度上是共通的，有的植物身处悬崖峭壁或沙漠黄土，却没有向不可控的环境低头，反而凭借坚韧的毅力顽强生长，甚至影响着其他植物。 The nature and society is common in a certain extent, some plants grow in the...
Event details: 成都, Sichuan, China · November 18, 2017
Brimming with insights gained on her picaresque journey from firefighter to best-selling author, Caroline Paul’s "The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure" is a revolutionary guide for raising brave young women.
About this event: As humans we are designed to live and interact with nature, plants and animals. But if we live in or close to a city unfortunately we enjoy nature very little. We are surrounded by concrete, air pollution, noise and visual pollution. How can we introduce more green into our city and so into our lives? That’s the question we want to answer at our...
Event details: Barcelona, Barcelona (ca), Spain · January 15, 2018
Penelope Boston studies caves and karst formations, and the special biology that lives in them -- both here on Earth and possibly on other planets.
Whether it’s as a hobby while people are stuck at home or a way to get fresh produce without going to stores, vegetable and fruit gardening is having a bit of a renaissance right now. But if you’ve been killing houseplants for years or aren’t sure where to start, it's not all that complicated, says Stephen Ritz, New York City educator and fou...
Posted May 6, 2020
Tal Golesworthy is an engineer and entrepreneur, working in research and development of combustion and air pollution control -- until he decided to innovate in his own health.
Engineer and artist
Chief Tashka of the Yawanawá, an indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest, opens with a song, as is traditional of his people's gatherings. He then begins to tell the story of Brazil's indigenous rights movement that developed in the ’70s and ’80s, when many young people from the indigenous population (who make up about 1% of Brazilians) start...
Posted October 7, 2014
Astrobiologist and geologist Louisa Preston looks for analogues to possible life on Mars in the most extreme environments on Earth. Now she's also considering how humans might someday make a home on the red planet, and is raising funds on Kickstarter in support of AstroGardening – an educational exhibit designed to explore how we might somed...
Posted May 10, 2013
To determine how life might persist on Mars, Nathalie Cabrol explores one of Earth’s most extreme environments: high-elevation Andean lakes and deserts.
Raymond Wang won the top prize in the 2015 Intel Science and Engineering Fair for his invention that circulates fresh air on planes and reduces transmission of germs between passengers.
About this event: TEDxUFM is the second event organized by Universidad Francisco Marroquín under TED license. It will feature notable speakers from Guatemala and abroad who will share their know-how and experience in “A New Culture of Learning”. "The new culture of learning is built upon two pillars. First and foremost, the massive web of information that prov...
Event details: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala · August 18, 2012
Paul MacCready, an aircraft designer and environmentalist, is a pioneer of human-powered flight, alternative energy for transportation, and environmentally responsible design.
Tom Shannon's mixed-material sculpture seems to levitate -- often it actually does -- thanks to powerful magnets and clever arrangements of suspension wire. He designed the TED Prize trophy.
According to the United Nations, by the year of 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. So what will the city of the future look like? These are some of the questions that dominate our conception of “The City 2.0”: How will we transport ourselves? Where will we grow our food? How will we power our homes, our office...
Posted October 13, 2012
Anyone who lives in a major city, where pollen-thick summer air seems incompatible with the dearth of trees, it can be easy to forget the fact that plants make the world go round. Here to remind you is a playlist of 10 TED Talks on the majesty and awesomeness of plants. Hear from not one but two rebel gardeners, as well as vegetarians, desig...
Posted June 2, 2013