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How We Measure the Universe, Animated
How We Measure the Universe, Animated

How to determine the distance of stars using standard candles.

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7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age
7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age

Reining in the maker movement, or what 3-D printed bikinis have to do with adjustable-height dog dishes.

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Knowledge Navigator: An Apple Concept from 1987
Knowledge Navigator: An Apple Concept from 1987

What 1980s futurism has to do with the cola wars and presaging Angry Birds.

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TED 2009 Highlights: Day 2
TED 2009 Highlights: Day 2

Lots and lots (and lots) of brilliance, wrapped in fascination and tied with a shiny ribbon of sheer jaw-droppingness.

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A Library of Human Imagination
A Library of Human Imagination

Human imagination, cataloged and numbered, or what James Bond and King James have in common besides the James.

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The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff
The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff

A nine-month journey to find what we lost between fifteenth-century smelting and China’s factories.

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TED 2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder, Day 3
TED 2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder, Day 3

Embracing chaos, 57 things Google knows about you, and how to 3D-print a kidney.

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The Talking Tree: Vegetation Does Social Media
The Talking Tree: Vegetation Does Social Media

Facebooking flora, or what biometric feedback has to do with broadening empathy.

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Best of Bike Culture: Innovation Top 5
Best of Bike Culture: Innovation Top 5

Brainwear for smart people, going Dutch on trash, backpack to downhill in 60 seconds, documenting the two-wheel lifestyle, and how to get yourself a private bike lane.

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The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008
The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008

8 things that shaped the year’s innovation footprint, or what Buckminster Fuller has to do with tap water and Michael Phelps.

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