by Claire Autruong This morning, you woke up well-rested and ready to seize the day. You’re whistling on the way to work, already envisioning conquering that pesky project, saying something witty to the boss in the elevator and rocking the afternoon presentation. You forgot to pack lunch or snacks, but who cares? You’ll continue … Read moreYou Are (As Productive As) What You Eat: How To Make It Through The Workday
When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets … Read moreDeep Sea Diving in a wheelchair
TEDx volunteers are key to the success of our event. Every year we receive an amazing feedback on how our volunteers have helped making TEDxZurich special. The previous experience in volunteering is not necessary to join the team, however we look for people who want to make a difference to our city, our country and … Read moreWe are looking for people like you!
Let’s Begin… One deck. Fifty-two cards. How many arrangements? Let’s put it this way: Any time you pick up a well shuffled deck, you are almost certainly holding an arrangement of cards that has never before existed and might not exist again. Yannay Khaikin explains how factorials allow us to pinpoint the exact (very large) … Read moreHow many ways can you arrange a deck of cards? – Yannay Khaikin
by: Cynthia Betubiza and Rebekah Barnett [ted id=2286] Lots of happenings in the TED community this week. Below, some highlights. Autism awareness at the UN. April 1 is World Autism Awareness Day, and to formally commemorate it, Steve Silberman will give the keynote address at the United NationsHeadquarters. Looking ahead to 2030, the UN Department … Read moreAutism awareness at the UN, drones that deliver medicine, and cartoons in the classroom.
[ted id=2478] On April 3, 2016 we saw the largest data leak in history. The Panama Papers exposed rich and powerful people hiding vast amounts of money in offshore accounts. But what does it all mean? We called Robert Palmer of Global Witness to find out.
by: Kate Torgovnick May When TED asked Hannah Fry to write a book on the mathematics of finding true love, Fry happened to be — of all places — on her honeymoon. “[My husband and I] have been together for a really long time, so the whole newlywed thing didn’t quite apply,” she says. “But … Read moreWhat’s the probability of finding your soulmate at a party? Read The Mathematics of Love
Data visualizations do a fantastic job of helping us understand our world, and people are finding inspiring news ways to visualize data every day. We’ve selected seven awesome data-driven TED Talks to help spark your creativity! 1) David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization Data journalist David McCandless turns complex data sets into beautiful, simple … Read more7 Best Data-Driven TED Talks to Jumpstart Your Creativity