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The beauty of calligraphy, the power of street art: We watch eL Seed create 'calligraffiti'

Artist eL Seed fuses the beauty of Arabic letters with the modern art of graffiti — an art form he calls calligraffiti. He paints colorful, undulating messages of hope and peace on buildings all over the world — from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to the bridges of Paris (the city where he was born), to the minaret of the mosque in Gabès, Tunisia (his family’s hometown). 2,459 more words

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Here’s an idea: Play your way to recovery

As anyone who’s ever recovered from an injury knows, physical therapy can be painful, boring and slow. TED Fellow Cosmin Mihaiu is out to change that with… 895 more words

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The jaw-dropping promise -- and brain-twisting challenge -- of quantum computing

Computers have become so powerful that the idea they can’t just do, you know, everything is almost unfathomable. Yet many calculations are still too big for even the biggest supercomputer to process — like cracking complex encryptions or modeling global weather systems. 1,149 more words

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Applications are open for TED2016 Fellows — and you should apply

TED Fellows aren’t easy to classify. In the latest class, there’s a bioengineer who programs bacteria to change the color of urine to signal the presence of cancer — and to make bold, brightly colored art. 381 more words

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The neuro-revolution is coming: Greg Gage's neuroscience kits put research in the hands of the curious

Greg Gage is a reliable source of both shock and awe at TED. Onstage over the years, this TED Fellow has demonstrated his low-cost DIY teaching kits by… 3,062 more words

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How to get vaccines to the right place at the right time

Half the vaccines that are manufactured each year don’t make it to their destination — they get lost or damaged as they travel between the factory and the local health clinic. 882 more words

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A picture that rendered me speechless, snapped at TED2015

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This picture was worth all the words I had — it rendered me speechless. It’s an image of six Black women, smiling and hugging, taken by Ryan Lash at the TED2015 conference. 1,604 more words

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