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A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Flight.
Video playlists about Flight
Planes, trains, automobiles — and jet suits?
Innovators in transportation show that getting from point A to point B doesn't have to be boring.
To boldly go ...
Ski to the North Pole. Row across the Pacific. Swim on Mt. Everest(!). These adventurers have pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance, and in these talks they share what they've learned about themselves and the planet.
Talks about Flight
What happens if you don't put your phone in airplane mode?
4 minutes 34 seconds
How do airplanes actually fly?
5 minutes 1 second
How do jetpacks work? And why don't we all have them?
4 minutes 43 seconds
The future of flying is electrifying
4 minutes 10 seconds
Why are airplanes slower than they used to be?
4 minutes 39 seconds
Kristiina J. Hurme and Alejandro Rico-Guevara
The surprising secrets of hummingbird flight
4 minutes 45 seconds
Turbulence: One of the great unsolved mysteries of physics
5 minutes 5 seconds
The joys of amateur aviation
10 minutes 47 seconds
My quest to defy gravity and fly
9 minutes 4 seconds
How autonomous flying taxis could change the way you travel
7 minutes 53 seconds
How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet
11 minutes 2 seconds
Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair
10 minutes 34 seconds
Lessons from a former Air Force pilot on counterintuitive thinking
6 minutes 56 seconds
How I built a jet suit
6 minutes 59 seconds
The future we're building -- and boring
40 minutes 40 seconds
What time is it on Mars?
13 minutes 38 seconds
See all talks on Flight