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Tricking Mother Nature

Taking A Bite Out Of The Shark Suit

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI've seen many shark attacks and what impresses me is how wary and cowardly sharks are. They typically circle and check out their prey from a safe distance, then ease in closer to gain more information. Then, they frequently probe it in a swift passing bump before something switches in their brain and they attack in a way that the word used to describe sharks at supper portrays -- a frenzy.

Sharks, Galapagos And A Peaceful Coexistence

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Ellen Prager

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBased on how sharks have been portrayed in movies, television and in the news, a great number of people believe that humans are considered a snack sensation in the ocean. In reality, people are not good shark food.

There's Nothing Left To Be Afraid Of

Paul de Gelder | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Paul de Gelder

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere are not many of us who are going to go through an encounter with our worst nightmare that leave us with vital bits missing and with nothing left to fear. But our world is made more amazing by its danger, more exciting with its risks.

WATCH: A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (And It's Not What You Think)

TEDTalks | Posted 08.27.2014 | TED Weekends

Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay -- so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own.