TED Talks / Higher-intermediate

Can we make the globe a better place in 15 years

16 Oct 2015Soolmaz NeishabooriHigher Intermediate3
Is it possible to overcome international crisis such as hunger, poverty, and gender inequality or stop climate change in the next 15 years? According to the governments we can. They, agreed to a new series of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Michael Green, an expert in Social progress, tells us about an idea which leads to attain these goals.

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A look at the first 21 days of a bee's life

03 Jul 2015Sepideh SalavatizadeHigher Intermediate3
We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard to get an up close view. This project, for the May 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine, gives a lyrical glimpse into a bee hive.

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

18 Jun 2015Sepideh SalavatizadeHigher Intermediate2
You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of ba

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A shark-deterrent wetsuit and it's not what you think

12 Mar 2015Morvarid AkhbariHigher Intermediate2
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.

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Dare to disagree

22 Feb 2015Morvarid AkhbariHigher Intermediate0
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

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