Where Minotaurs Come From.
Minding my own business.
Dreams VS Reality.
News Anchors Fails of 2011.
Tasty Burger. Classic Samuel Jackson.
Just a flesh wound.
Bring out your dead!
From Full Metal Jacket.
Bob & Tom at it again.
This is hilarious.
I believe the medical term for this is headupassitis.
Texting gone bad.
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- TED: Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) - Hamish Jolly (2013)Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a s […]TEDTalks
- TED: Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion - Michel Laberge (2014)Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, he explains how nuclear fusion might be just around the corner […]TEDTalks
- TED: Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win - Sarah Lewis (2014)At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward? […]TEDTalks
- TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font […]TEDTalks
- TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" positioned 50,000 km from a telescope to e […]TEDTalks
- TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off […]TEDTalks
- TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more ach […]TEDTalks
- TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two […]TEDTalks
- TED: Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best. - Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly (2014)On January 8, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side. In this emotional conversation with Pat Mitchell, the pair describe their lives both before and after the accident -- and describe their views on respo […]TEDTalks
- TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Me […]TEDTalks
- Movies Are a Global Passion - and IP Helps Keep Them That Way April 24, 2014In celebration of World IP Day, artists, filmmakers, musicians and other creators and innovators all over the world are joining with those who love their creative works to recognize the invaluable ways in which intellectual property spurs innovation, creativity and economic development. While World IP Day officially occurs on April 26, this annual event has […]
- Putin Calls The Internet A 'CIA Project' April 24, 2014MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online. The Kremlin has been anxious to exert greater control over the Internet, which opposition activists — barred from national television — have used to promote their ideas and organize protests. Russia's parliament this wee […]
- Milky Way's Structure Mapped In Unprecedented Detail April 24, 2014Astronomers are one step closer to solving a longstanding mystery — just what our Milky Way galaxy looks like. It may seem odd that a comprehensive understanding of the Milky Way's structure has so far eluded researchers. But it's tough to get a broad view of the galaxy from within. "We are fairly confident that the Milky Way is a spiral galax […]
- Strike Two: Obama's Second FCC Chair Fails on Net Neutrality April 24, 2014When President Barack Obama pledged to appoint a Federal Communications Commission chair who was dedicated to protecting Net Neutrality, we had no reason to doubt he'd find the right person for the job. Obama campaigned in 2008 as a strong champion of the open Internet, telling an audience that he'd "take a back seat to no one in my commitment […]
- Take A Walk In The Park With Scarlett Johansson's 'Her' (Sort Of) April 24, 2014If you were jealous of Joaquin Phoenix's relationship with Scarlett Johansson in "Her," you can at least take a walk in the park with her just as he did. The actress is among a handful of New York celebrities, including Susan Sarandon and Pat Kiernan, featured in the park's new mobile app audio guides. The app allows visitors to pick from […]
- Artists Transform Massive Gas Tank Into A Dizzying Digital Installation April 24, 2014The Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany is a massive, 367-foot high gas tank that's been transformed into a creative art space. What was once a storage facility for gas waste in the 1920s is now a palatial exhibition space that plays home to dazzling photography projections and light installations. One such spectacle is "320 Licht," a stunning dig […]
- IDC Research: 3 Ways CMOs Can Take Advantage of New Marketing Optimism April 24, 2014New Research: 8-12% Marketing Growth Projected For Cloud, Social, Mobile, and Big Data/Analytics Since the 2007 recession it has been a challenging time for marketers and their budgets. This year things are starting to look up. I had a chance to talk with Sam Melnick, Research Analyst with IDC's CMO Advisory Service, about their latest survey, IDC' […]
- 10 Emerging GIF Artists Who Prove Motion Photography Has No Limits April 24, 2014The world of the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) can be a murky realm, filled with animal outtakes, mind-boggling illusions and never-ending moving portraits of human gaffs. Since the days of Eadweard Muybridge, one of the founding fathers of motion photography, the concept of the dynamic image has morphed and evolved in a thousand different directions, be […]
- Closed Captioning Finally Enters Digital Age April 24, 2014It started with the Yellow Brick Road. One evening in 2009, I sat down on my living room couch with my family to watch "The Wizard of Oz" on Netflix. It was all up there on the screen in my living room: Dorothy, the farm in Kansas, Toto, the twister. Only one important thing was missing for me. The closed captioning. Perplexed, I took to Twitter to […]
- 25 Companies That Are Changing The World April 24, 2014What's an "audacious" company? It's a superlative we chose very carefully. On the one hand, such companies are defined as bold, courageous, even heroic. Yet, on the other, they are defiant, presumptuous, irreverent, and even cocky. They see a better way to do something and work to make it happen, fearlessly committed to not only making th […]