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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.22.11

What Good are Mosquitoes? About.com There isn’t much love lost between people and mosquitoes. At the very least, these bloodthirsty insects are major annoyances, biting us with a persistence that can be maddening. If insects can be credited with evil intent, mosquitoes seem determined to wipe the human race out. As carriers of deadly diseases, [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.8.11

Media and the Middle East Report: Egypt Shut Down Net With Big Switch, Not Phone Calls, Wired, February 10, 2011 The Egyptian government shut down most of its country’s internet not by phoning ISPs one at a time, but by simply throwing a switch in a crucial data center in Cairo. Middle East Uprising: Facebook’s [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.1.2011

Big Dog Robot- Boston Dynamics Disgraced Korean Cloning Scientist Indicted, The New York Times, May 12, 2006 “…Dr. Hwang was hailed as a global stem cell pioneer and treated as a national hero until investigations late last year showed that he had fabricated key data in two papers published in the journal Science. He was [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 2.22.11

Then and Now: The Industrial Model of Education, TechTicker, April 24, 2009 “…the fact the same classroom dynamic remains largely intact to this day is a travesty for learning and is a clear indication of how firmly rooted the industrial model has become in education.” Report Urges Changes in Teaching Math, New York Times, March [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 2.15.11

What Technology Wants, Kevin Kelly, 2010  “Verbalizing visceral feelings about technology, whether attraction or repulsion, Kelly explores the ‘technium,’ his term for the globalized, interconnected stage of technological development. Arguing that the processes creating the technium are akin to those of biological evolution, Kelly devotes the opening sections of his exposition to that analogy, maintaining [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 2.8.11

Mind Body Connection Medicine/Healing National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine- NIH Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)—more specifically, a CAM whole medical [...]

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2011 Dates…

…are out! Find out more: TEDxKids @SMU – 12.2.11 TEDxKids @SMU continues to grow and engage middle school students from across DFW. Click on the link above to learn more. TEDxSMU – 12.3.11 At TEDxSMU III, we’re talking about Disruption. Click on the link above to learn more. Here’s the news release: TEDxSMU 2011 Date [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 1.25.11

Great Apes and Bonobos Great Ape Trust is a scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence. Announced in 2002 and receiving its first ape residents in 2004, Great Ape Trust is home to a colony of six bonobos involved in noninvasive interdisciplinary [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 1.18.11

As a follow up to our conversation about Haiti and the challenges it faces in rebuilding, we’ve put together a list of resources for further exploration in the areas of architecture/engineering, politics, healthcare, and microfinance. Architecture/Engineering Haiti’s Quake, One Year Later: It’s the Rubble, Stupid! Time, January 12, 2011 “[Rubble removal] requires massive funding, and [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesdays

TEDxSMU Tuesdays are off to a great start! In collaboration with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab, we’re presenting a TEDTalk and facilitating engaging discussions with members of the SMU and Dallas communities. We’ll host this brown bag series every Tuesday of the spring semester. The topic changes every week, so join us as often as [...]

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