Virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin performs and discusses her theremin, the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched. Songs include “Autumn Leaves,” “Lush Life” and David Mash’s “Listen, Words Are Gone.”
This video is breathtaking. [...]
This is the most inventive talk i’ve seen so far.
By piecing together a complex ecological puzzle, biologist Willie Smits has found a way to re-grow clearcut rainforest in Borneo, saving local orangutans — and creating a thrilling blueprint for restoring fragile ecosystems.
Lennart Green is truly entertaining. This is a TED video you must see. Its long but worth it.
I think more people would have voted for her. Maybe next time she will get the idea
In the fight against malaria, plenty of kooky ideas have been proposed. This one wins the prize for over-the-top craziness, hands-down. Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold and his company Intellectual Ventures Laboratory think, for some reason, that shooting mosquitoes down with lasers might be a good way to combat the devastating disease.
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A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, ‘I’ll give you $800 [...]