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Our Speaker Alex-Wissner Gross on TED.com

Congratulations to Alex Wissner-Gross, our first speaker to land on the homepage of TED.com! 820,054 views and counting... That's the population of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville combined. In November, Alex took to the TEDxBeaconStreet…
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Want to get Ahead? Go to Sleep | David Randall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be_1GfvsLfI David Randall is a journalist, speaker and educator who came to the subject of sleep after walking into a wall while sleepwalking. That painful experience spurred him to write the bestselling book…
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Attend the Whale Song | Roger Payne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6cX2p5cBVg What do whales have to do with pollution? How is pouring DDT down your sink connected to pollution in the ocean and in your body? In this talk from TEDxBeaconStreet Roger Payne, the co-discoverer…
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The Science of a Home Run | Andy Andres

The MLB’s Home Run Derby is a thrilling display of batting prowess, but Andy Andres, an award-winning biologist and baseball analyst, says that in reality, only 1 in 70 swings results in a home run. Hitting a homer calls for an instant when…
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Bringing a Star to Earth for Energy | Dennis Whyte

Our lives revolve entirely around electricity. Dennis Whyte, a Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, has a vision for how we can consume energy in a cleaner, nearly limitless way. It’s called magnetic fusion—the same process…
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Electronic Tattoos | Carmichael Roberts and Son

Carmichael Roberts started his career as a technologist and today he builds and invests in companies that use chemistry, materials science and materials engineering in innovative ways to make the world a better place. He’s also made…
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Why We Need Space | Tom Horn

Having grown up studying the night sky at the Mt. Haleakala observatory in Hawaii, it is little surprise that Tom Horn pursued a career in space. Shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech, he was hired by NASA as a Flight Controller for…
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Science Should Be a Story | Tyler DeWitt

Tyler DeWitt is willing to bet that you weren't exactly crazy about your high school science classes, but he doesn't blame you.  In this video, Tyler talks about how forces within science education have managed to take a fascinating subject…