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Sea of Plastic

Uncategorized March 4th, 2009

From Talking Trash with Captain Charles Moore at TED2009: At this year’s TED, Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation gave a short talk on how plastic waste is choking the seas, killing birds and poisoning fish. Anyone who has been inspired by Sylvia Earle’s talk and wish will not want to miss [...]

Secrets of the Deep

Uncategorized February 27th, 2009

From Richard Pyle at TED2004: In this illuminating talk, Richard Pyle shows us thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it. He and his team risk everything to reveal the secrets of undiscovered species. 16min 48sec

TED2009: The Blue Heart of the Planet

Uncategorized February 21st, 2009

From Sylvia Earle at TED2009: Sylvia Earle: Here’s how to protect the blue heart of the planet (TED Prize winner!) Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the [...]

TED2009: Homo evolutis – the ultimate reboot

Uncategorized February 19th, 2009

From Jaun Enriquez at TED2009: Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don’t look for it on your ballot — or in the stock exchange. It’ll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and [...]

Barry Schwartz at TED2009

Uncategorized February 19th, 2009

From Barry Schwartz at TED2009: Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world. 20min 45sec (and worth every minute)

TED2009: Al Gore

Uncategorized February 5th, 2009

From Mark @ BoingBoing.net: Al Gore is showing animation of the Arctic Ice cap. Over the last 25 years the permanent ice has diminished. A massive amount of frozen carbon is being released. In some shallow lakes in Alaska, methane is bubbling out of the water. He plays a video of a woman igniting methane [...]