TED Talks

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What is it?

A is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation which manifests itself as local events and youtube videos. The videos have a Creative Commons license. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can.  three $100,000 TED Prizes were awarded annually to help its winners realize a chosen wish to change the world.

Why is it useful?

Formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”

How do I use it?

Visit and search for videos related to your research or just browse for inspiration. They address an increasingly wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture.