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  1. May 6, 2009 #1
    This thread is about TED.

    Clip 1: smart people art.

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  3. May 6, 2009 #2

    sylas

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  5. May 6, 2009 #4
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    TED has a bunch of AWESOME, AWSOME VIDEOS. I have the facebook ap and it sends me new videos.
     
  6. May 6, 2009 #5
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    Astronaut, Mae Jemison on art and science:

    6Vy0ncmUvUw&feature=channel_page[/youtube] I thought this one was good.
     
  7. May 7, 2009 #6
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    TED is really an amazing source of inspiration.
     
  8. May 7, 2009 #7

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    Great stuff, Cyrus. I only intended to quickly scan the videos but ended up watching them all to completion.

     
  9. May 9, 2009 #8
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    After the link to TED was posted a few threads below, I began to browse through the videos and I found this one which I liked a lot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hJCx...e=channel_page

    I got questions 1 and 2 right. But the 3rd and 4th questions wrong and along the lines of the misconceptions he was referring to. I understood 4 myself but his explanation for 3 was a bit brief and I'm not sure I got it. Could someone explain the answer to Q3?
     
  10. May 9, 2009 #9

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  11. May 9, 2009 #10

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    Therefore, we do not know what you are talking about.
     
  12. May 9, 2009 #11

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    My friend told me to watch the following: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/majora_carter_s_tale_of_urban_renewal.html" [Broken]

    My sister is always sending me good ones: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html" [Broken]

    Here are a couple I ran across myself: http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html" [Broken]
     
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    That's better. Question 3 was: Why is it hotter in the summer than the winter?

    I would say the answer gets easier the further from the equator you grew up. Imagine living on the north pole. 24 hours of sun in the summer and zero hours of sun in the winter.

    Hmmm.... So why doesn't the north pole melt in the summer if it's sunny 24 hours a day?
     
  16. May 10, 2009 #15
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    I would assume it's because the quality of the sunlight is not the same. The sunlight hitting the equator is straight on, whereas more light is reflected back into space near the poles.
     
  17. May 10, 2009 #16

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    Regarding Q3, it is the angle of incidence, which I already explained in the original thread.

    It is the same reason that it cools down in the evening when the sun is low in the sky.
     
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  19. May 30, 2009 #18
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    Watch how Johnny Chung Lee uses a Wii Controller for a head tracking device and an electronic whiteboard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/QgKCrGvShZs&hl=de&fs=1"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/QgKCrGvShZs&hl=de&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
     
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  20. May 15, 2010 #19
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-tOghblfE
     
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