TEDtalks

2010, TV Show

Full Episodes(20)

Latest Episode: Joe Smith: How to Use a Paper Towel

Jan 01, 2012 Season 1 Episode 20 watch on (Subscription)

In this enlightening and funny short TED2012 talk, conservation advocate Joe Smith reveals the trick to efficient bathroom paper towel use.

Reggie Watts Disorients You in the Most Entertaining Way

Jan 01, 2012 Season 1 Episode 19

Reggie Watts' beats defy boxes. Unplug your logic board and watch as he blends poetry and crosses musical genres in this larger-than-life performance.
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Chip Kidd: Designing Books Is No Laughing Matter. OK, It Is

Jan 01, 2012 Season 1 Episode 18

In this short TED2012 talk, book designer Chip Kidd uses his wicked sense of humor to explain the art and deep thought of his cover designs.
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Rob Reid: The $8 Billion iPod

Jan 01, 2012 Season 1 Episode 17

Author Rob Reid offers a comic look at Copyright Math (TM), the amazing numbers behind the entertainment industry's fight against online piracy.
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Daniel Goldstein: The Battle Between Your Present and Future...

Jan 01, 2011 Season 1 Episode 16

Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for the "future us."
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Bjorn Lomborg Sets Global Priorities

Jan 01, 2007 Season 1 Episode 15

Given $50 billion to spend, would you solve AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.
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Billy Graham on Technology and Faith

Jan 01, 2008 Season 1 Episode 14

At TED in 1998, the Rev. Billy Graham marvels at technology's power to change the world but says the end of evil comes after the world accepts Christ.
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Joachim de Posada Says, 'Don't Eat the Marshmallow Yet'

Jan 01, 2009 Season 1 Episode 13

Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success.
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Malcolm Gladwell on Spaghetti Sauce

Jan 01, 2006 Season 1 Episode 12

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell examines the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce and speaks on the nature of choice.
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Paul Stamets on Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

Jan 01, 2008 Season 1 Episode 11

Mycologist Paul Stamets lists ways the mycelium fungus is a savior: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu.
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Seth Berkley: HIV and Flu -- The Vaccine Strategy

Jan 01, 2010 Season 1 Episode 10

How are advances in vaccine design, production and distribution bringing us closer to eliminating a host of global threats?
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Jae Rhim Lee: My Mushroom Burial Suit

Jan 01, 2011 Season 1 Episode 9

After death, can we still commit our bodies to a greener Earth? Jae Rhim Lee has created a burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.
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Stephen Petranek Counts Down to Armageddon

Jan 01, 2007 Season 1 Episode 8

How might the world end? Stephen Petranek lays out the challenges that face us in the drive to preserve the human race.
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Joe DeRisi Solves Medical Mysteries

Jan 01, 2009 Season 1 Episode 7

Biochemist Joe DeRisi talks about amazing new ways to diagnose viruses (and treat the illnesses they cause) using DNA.
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Gregory Stock: To Upgrade Is Human

Jan 01, 2009 Season 1 Episode 6

A biotech ethicist looks forward to more meaningful (and controversial) technologies, like custom babies, whose adoption might drive human evolution.
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