Clocking the Fastest Animals
Sheila Patek

In this talk, Biologist Sheila Patek tells us about the feeding strike of the Mantis shrimp. She describes the smashing type of strike the mantis shrimp makes and how it is able to achieve such a fast and powerful movement.

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Sheila Patek: Clocking the Fastest Animals

February 1, 2004 (about 16 years ago)

In this talk, Biologist Sheila Patek tells us about the feeding strike of the Mantis shrimp. She describes the smashing type of strike the mantis shrimp makes and how it is able to achieve such a fast and powerful movement.

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Source: TED

Nathan Wolfe: Nathan Wolfe's Jungle Search for Viruses

February 1, 2009 (about 11 years ago)

Biologist Nathan Wolfe and his team of scientists in Central Africa try to "catch" viruses as they move from animals to humans. Here, he tells the audience all about the chase.

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Craig Venter: DNA and the Sea

February 1, 2005 (about 15 years ago)

Craig Venter talks about the correlation between microorganisms and the oceans in increasing the DNA information we already have.

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Craig Venter: On the Verge of Creating Synthetic Life

February 1, 2008 (about 12 years ago)

Craig Venter shows new techology and techniques to make an entirely different single-celled organism into a new species by replacing the genome.

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James Watson: James Watson on How He Discovered DNA

February 1, 2005 (about 15 years ago)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate James Watson narrates the long and winding road that led him to one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time - the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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Craig Venter: Craig Venter Unveils "Synthetic Life"

May 1, 2010 (almost 10 years ago)

Craig Venter talks about the first synthetic cell ever made using a computer.

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Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A Plea For Bees

July 1, 2008 (almost 12 years ago)

Dennis vanEngelsdorp shows the importance of bees in our economy and to our health and wholistic well-being.

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Gregory Stock: To Upgrade is Human

February 1, 2003 (about 17 years ago)

Gregory Stock talks about how humans should continue moving forward and use technology to modify themselves to fit into the future.

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Nalini Nadkarni: Life Science in Prison

February 1, 2010 (about 10 years ago)

In this talk, Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni provides a comparison between trees and prisons. She argues that both these entities are not entirely static. She shows us her project that helps our prisons become more dynamic, like the painting of trees.

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Rachel Sussman: The World's Oldest Living Things

July 1, 2010 (almost 10 years ago)

Rachel Sussman shows photographs of some of the oldest living things in the planet from gigantic baobabs to permafrost actinobacteria.

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