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Ebola: A new way to learn what's going on, from experts, journalists and locals

“It all depends on what we do in the next few weeks,” said infectious disease expert Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaking on Ebola at TEDGlobal on Friday. What happens next: will the number of new Ebola cases grow or plateau? 1,050 more words


TEDGlobal 2014 Fellows to follow

Now that TEDGlobal 2014 has descended upon Rio de Janeiro, one of the highlights has been learning more about this year’s TED Fellows, a class of truly ingenious individuals who are proving to be inspiring agents of action, change, and innovation. 764 more words


Video: Parent by parent, rebuilding trust in vaccination in Pakistan

Last year it was revealed that the CIA ran a fake vaccination campaign as cover to hunt for Bin Laden. And of course, here’s the tragic side effect: Now, Pakistan is facing a polio crisis from unvaccinated children, because health workers are viewed with distrust — if not outright targeted by the Taliban. 261 more words

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A network visualization that may help people in India get better eye care

What happens when TED Fellows converge? They cross-pollinate their unconventional approaches to help each other achieve big objectives.

MAPPR is a cloud-based tool that makes creating network visualizations an easy task. 153 more words


Mazda names four TED Fellows “Rebels with a Cause.” Psst: One of their new projects will get funded based on your vote

Andrew Bastawrous dreams of a bakery in Nakuru, Kenya, that will not only make delicious treats but raise money for subsidized vision care. Robert Simpson envisions First Responders, a program to make satellite data available to citizen scientists in crisis situations, to guide aid efforts from afar. 1,060 more words


Data becomes art in Julie Freeman's "We Need Us"

Artist Julie Freeman creates kinetic sculptures, compositions and animations from nature-generated data. Think: the motion of fish swimming, or the quiver of moths’ wings. This week, Freeman revealed a new piece of work from the TED Fellows stage. 643 more words


From a floating peepshow to a jaw-dropping medical demo: A recap of Fellows Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2014

In Session 2 of today’s Fellows Talks: a waterborne peep show in San Francisco, a triage app that saves lives, the architecture of death, and more! 2,060 more words

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