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Entries by TEDTalks from 08/2010

Tan Le: A Headset That Reads Your Brainwaves

| Posted 08.12.2010 | Technology

2010-08-12-headsetfile.jpg Neuroscientists have expressed varying views about the headset and technology -- electrical activity in the brain is notoriously difficult to decode -- but it does work.

Laurie Santos: A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours

| Posted 08.13.2010 | World

A clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too.

Peter Molyneux Demos Milo, the Virtual Boy

| Posted 08.18.2010 | Technology

Peter Molyneux demos Milo, a hotly anticipated video game for Microsoft's Kinect controller. Perceptive and impressionable like a real 11-year-old, the virtual boy watches, listens and learns -- recognizing and responding to you.

David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Media

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Lee Hotz: Inside An Antarctic Time Machine (VIDEO)

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Green

Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate.

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

| Posted 08.30.2010 | World

2010-08-30-HPI.jpgStatistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity, instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people.