James Delahoussaye

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How do you create an internet archive of all human knowledge?

Friday, January 27, 2023

The internet is forever ... or is it? The average webpage is deleted or changed in just 100 days. To preserve all human knowledge — digital and analog — Brewster Kahle created the Internet Archive.

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What would we learn and what could we save, if we had a 3D-scan of the entire earth?

Friday, January 27, 2023

LIDAR technology is an innovation in archeology and ecology that has uncovered lost civilizations. But archeologist Chris Fisher realized it could help track and study the effects of climate change.

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Want to spend more time with family? Expand your definition of ... family

Friday, January 13, 2023

We often resolve to spend time with family. A.J. Jacobs may have found one solution: treat everyone like family. He says genealogy platforms have linked him to family trees with millions of cousins.

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Hey adults, fun is one antidote to stress. Try it more

Friday, January 13, 2023

How often have you resolved to stress less? But what does that mean? For journalist Catherine Price, she found the first step to making us happier, healthier, and more present is to ... have more fun.

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Choosing mindfulness over dieting

Friday, January 13, 2023

Dieting doesn't work. Despite that, many people feel immense pressure to starve themselves. Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt argues for a better, healthier way to live with mindful eating.

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Do your brain a favor — move your body

Friday, January 13, 2023

Did you know working out is the single best thing you can do for your brain? Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki found regular exercise helps grow your brain, improve memory and help protect against dementia.

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How businesses are deploying facial recognition

Friday, December 09, 2022

As facial recognition software becomes easier to acquire, businesses are using it to surveil and analyze customers. Bloomberg's Parmy Olson explains where and how the technology is being deployed.

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David Moinina Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs

Friday, October 07, 2022

Decades ago, a civil war in Sierra Leone left thousands as amputees. Researcher and current Education Minister David Moinina Sengeh set out to help them with a more comfortable socket for prostheses.

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Hrishikesh Hirway: Finding balance through deconstructing music

Friday, September 09, 2022

Hrishikesh Hirway always wanted to be a musician. When his dream didn't go as planned, he navigated complex feelings of success and failure — embracing opportunities that became unexpected gifts.

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Gabby Rivera: Writing the story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero

Friday, September 09, 2022

In Marvel's "America," Gabby Rivera wrote a superhero who's queer, Latina, and punches portals across dimensions. She shares why it's empowering to write characters that mirror her identity.

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Mary L. Gray: The invisible "ghost" workforce powering our day-to-day lives

Friday, August 26, 2022

The technology powering many apps and services seems automatic. But anthropologist Mary L. Gray explains how there are millions of hidden workers behind the screen who are key to making it all work.

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Holly Herndon: How AI can transform your voice

Friday, August 26, 2022

Artist Holly Herndon created an AI clone of her voice that can sing in any languages and in any tone. In her music, Holly shows how AI can enhance the power and artistry of the voice.

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Carin Bondar: Eggs and the genius of bird moms

Friday, July 15, 2022

Laying eggs may seem like a simple way to reproduce compared to human birth, but biologist Carin Bondar says bird moms are the micromanagers of the animal kingdom.

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David Biello: Are we alone in the universe?

Friday, July 08, 2022

Are we alone in the universe? This hour, we travel the cosmos with TED science curator David Biello in search of extraterrestrial life, uncovering how it may look and how we'll know we've found it.

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Vinith Misra: How can our relationships with computers be funnier and friendlier?

Friday, June 03, 2022

Artificial intelligence and people often struggle to seamlessly interact. Computer scientist Vinith Misra shares how computational humor could help bridge the gap between humans and their machines.

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Jamie Beard: How can we tap into the vast power of geothermal energy?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Geothermal energy is a clean, renewable, nearly limitless energy source. Technologist Jamie Beard wants us to use more of it — and to do that, she's recruiting experts from the fossil fuel industry.

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Gay Gordon-Byrne: Why do big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Manufacturers intentionally make their products hard to fix. Right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne fights for laws to stop companies from monopolizing repairs and let people fix their own stuff.

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Patrice Gordon and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: How can we become more competent leaders?

Friday, April 29, 2022

Organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says we often associate leadership with the wrong traits. That's why Patrice Gordon was so surprised by an unusual opportunity: to mentor her CEO.

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Diana Adams: How can we provide better care for non-traditional families?

Friday, April 08, 2022

For LGBTQIA and non-nuclear families, navigating the legal system and family benefits is difficult. Attorney Diana Adams says we need more inclusive laws that cater to all chosen families.

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Steven Johnson: The Past, Present, and Future of the Human Life Span

Friday, March 25, 2022

In the last century, human life expectancy has doubled. This hour, we talk with writer Steven Johnson on the many breakthroughs that made this possible — and where we go from here.

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