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TED scientists get the LEGO treatment

LEGOs are for building spaceships, crafting castles and getting lost in your couch. But what if they could be used not just to dream of lands long ago and times far away, but to inspire future scientists? 361 more words

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Octopus's garden: A TED Fellow with a radical approach to saving fisheries

Eco-entrepreneur Alasdair Harris is passionate about conserving marine biodiversity, and he’s doing it in unusual ways. While most marine conservationists focus on what’s in the water, Harris’ company… 3,109 more words

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Gallery: When reading is an act of daring

Most of us take for granted that we can read, say, the street signs outside of our house. But for an overwhelming number of women in the Arab world, basic literacy is not a given. 361 more words

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How a TED Fellow's mobile triage app could save lives around the world

Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring. 2,820 more words

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How to build a real energy revolution in Africa

TED Fellow David Moinina Sengeh explains why he’s bullish about the “microgrid.”

Nearly 70% of the sub-Saharan African population doesn’t have electricity. That’s about 600 million people who are completely off-grid, often paying high prices in cash and health to use diesel generators, kerosene lamps and charcoal fires. 868 more words

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