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19 March 2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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Last edited by Oroborus21, 19 March 2010
Thought I would put a link to a pretty interesting website. I may post some of the
talks/videos below in the thread. Feel free to discuss any.


from the about section:

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a
conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long
Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the
award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community
program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize

The annual conferences in Long Beach and Oxford bring together the world's most
fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18

On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the
world, for free. More than 500 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All
of the talks feature closed captions in English, and many feature subtitles in various
languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be
freely shared and reposted. 

19 March 2010, 05:57 PM    #2
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Last edited by Oroborus21, 19 March 2010
About this talk
Fifty percent of traffic accidents happen at intersections. Gary Lauder shares a brilliant
and cheap idea for helping drivers move along smoothly: a new traffic sign that combines
the properties of "Stop" and "Yield" -- and asks drivers to be polite.

About this talk
Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life's
most valuable lesson: "I can." Watch her students take local issues into their own hands,
lead other young people, even educate their parents


About this talk
Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi spins through a dizzying array of inspirations -- from '50s
pinups to a fleeting glimpse of a woman on the street who makes him shout "Stop the cab!"
Inside this rambling talk are real clues to living a happy, creative life.

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