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TED Talks

Adam Driver on Why He Joined the Marines

TED Talks

Adam Driver on Why He Joined the Marines

2m 1s

In this excerpt from TED Talks: War and Peace, actor (Star Wars; Girls) and veteran Adam Driver talks about what led him to join the Marine Corps after September 11, 2001, and what ultimately appealed to him the most about his time in the Marines: his fellow soldiers, an oddball group of people.

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6m 19s

Science and Wonder: Rapture

In early 2015, Dr. Oliver Sacks learned that his ocular melanoma had metastasized to his liver. Shot in the last months of his life, this film illuminates Sacks’s searching curiosity, extraordinary powers of observation, compassion, and ability to find joy and beauty in science and in the world around him.

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3m 30s

Science and Wonder: Times Square Time Machine

So you’re sitting just off of Times Square in midtown Manhattan in 2015 – but what are you sitting on top of? Zooming back a million years to look at the evolution of this little patch of land, this film offers an awe-inspiring view of the speed and ferocity with which humans have utterly transformed the globe.

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3m 31s

Science and Wonder: Bridge to the Future

Designer and inventor Joris Laarman is on the brink of a technological revolution that he believes will change how we build and what our world looks like. Bridge to the Future follows Joris and his team as they prepare to push the limits of robotics, engineering, and 3D printing in order to print a giant, steel bridge in Amsterdam.

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3m 23s

Science and Wonder: Our Place in Space

Bill Nye and the Planetary Society are engineering and launching LightSail, a citizen-funded spacecraft that sails on photons which will gather information from space and send it back to Earth. When completed, this launch will fulfill a journey that Carl Sagan first attempted to accomplish nearly five decades ago.

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0m 0s

Latif Nasser: Where Camels Come From - Full TED Talk

Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real.

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10m 43s

Paula Hammond: Superweapon Against Cancer - Full TED Talk

Cancer is a very clever, adaptable disease. To defeat it, says medical researcher and educator Paula Hammond, we need a new and powerful mode of attack. With her colleagues at MIT, Hammond engineered a nanoparticle one-hundredth the size of a human hair that can treat the most aggressive, drug-resistant cancers.

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12m 5s

Danielle Feinberg: The Science of Light - Full TED Talk

Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real.

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1m 55s

Latif Nasser: Discovery in the Arctic - Clip

In this excerpt from the PBS special TED Talks: Science and Wonder, Radiolab's Latif Nasser takes us across the frozen Arctic with a paleobiologist who makes a rather remarkable discovery. Finding 3.5 million year old bones preserved in the ice, the scientist uses a new process called "collagen fingerprinting" to determine the ancient find was a long way from its current home.

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