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TED: Daphne Koller speaks up for a revolution in online education

Daphne Koller is asking top universities, such as Stanford, to put their courses online for free, but not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. She tries to discover how knowledge is processed and absorbed by her audience, through tracking each keystroke, asking comprehension quiz and peer-to-peer forum discussion.

Daphne Koller is bringing courses from top colleges online, free for anyone who wants to take them. Her Website already has an impressive number of online students who follow her courses. Daphne Koller is working as a Stanford professor and founded her startup Coursera for sharing online courses.

She follows the same vision Peter Norvig has already presented before in his amazing TED talk on his experiences with his 100.000 student classroom on modern approaches of artificial intelligence last year.

The world needs young Scientists

View E.O.Wilson’s TED talk in which he states that the world badly needs young scientists. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience — reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life. Biologist E.O. Wilson explores the world of ants and other tiny creatures, and writes movingly about the way all creatures great and small are interdependent.

In the attempt to make scientific discoveries, every problem is an opportunity — and the more difficult the problem, the greater will be the importance of its solution.” (E.O. Wilson)

TED: How to beat a patent troll

Drew Curtis, the founder of fark.com, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, “…for the creation and distribution of news releases via email.” Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous patents. Drew Curtis is the founder and administrator of Fark.com.

The rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla, who is called ‘the greatest geek who ever lived’ — from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days.

A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini.

In his TED talk, SETI researcher Seth Shostak bets that humans will find extraterrestrial life in the next twenty-four years, or he’ll buy you a cup of coffee. At TEDxSanJoseCA, he explains why new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough so likely — and forecasts how the discovery of civilizations far more advanced than ours might affect us here on Earth. Seth Shostak is known as an astronomer, alien hunter and bulwark of good, exciting science.

404 page not found: an opportunity?

Did you check your website logs recently? How many 404 Page Not Found errors did you count? To be honest nobody really wants to see the 404: Page Not Found. But as Renny Gleeson shows us, while he runs through a slideshow of creative and funny 404 pages, every error is really a chance to build a better relationship with your websites visitors.

Renny Gleeson helps navigate brands through fresh concepts, such as viral marketing and social media, to find the pulse of the modern consumer. Refer to his interesting TED talk here:

A magic tale with augmented reality

In his talk at the TED conference, Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity — all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine.

A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini.