Nicholas Christakis: How social networks predict epidemics

OK, must admit, these kinds of talks I really am interested in. We need to be able to see what the social networks that we form, could become.

Sony's Flexible OLED

OK! Know we need to make these slightly more flexible and have versions as large as your family room wall, and functioning with a multi-touchscreen. Welcome to the new generation of information technology.

Don't eat the marshmallow yet!

In this short talk from TED U, Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success. With priceless video of kids trying their hardest not to eat the marshmallow.

Hold your breath for micro-sculpture

Willard Wigan tells the story of how a difficult and lonely childhood drove him to discover his unique ability -- to create art so tiny that it can't be seen with the naked eye. His slideshow of figures, as seen through a microscope, can only be described as mind-boggling. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 19:43)