Cancer, Alzheimer’s & Protein Origami: David Pincus at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

David Pincus – TRANSCRIPT So, the bad news is many of us are going to get either cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. The good news is we’re probably not going to get both. I’m a biologist at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. And I’m in a really fortunate position, I get to run my own …

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Bugs, Drugs and Guts: Pratik Shah at TEDxBeaconStreet (Full Transcript)

Pratik Shah – TRANSCRIPT I’m going to talk about something we cannot see, and we’re going to visualize it today together. So let me start with a very simple question about who we are. As a microbiologist and as a geneticist, as a biologist, when I look at all of you right now, I see …

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3D Printing – The Physics of Objects: Emily Whiting at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Emily Whiting – TRANSCRIPT A few years ago on a trip to China, I came across this toy. It’s made of bamboo and it looks like a dragonfly. And this one has a secret. When you put it on the tip of its nose, it performs this surprising balancing act. It seems to float. What I …

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How to Tutor a Billion Students: Zach Wissner-Gross at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Zach Wissner-Gross – TRANSCRIPT How many times have you been in lecture halls, like this one? Maybe this reminds you of some of you college classes or if you’re a little younger, this is what you have to look forward to, when you get to college, right? Hundreds of people, packed into one room, listening …

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The Gift of Silence: Nick Seaver at TEDxBeaconStreet (Full Transcript)

Nick Seaver – TRANSCRIPT A few years ago, my wife and I did something a little crazy, or really sane, depending on how you look at it. That was just 18 seconds of silence. That wasn’t a glitch of me freezing. What if I told you my wife and I spent 18 months in silence? …

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