Archives For TED 2015

This Ted Talk by David Isay of StoryCorps won the 2015 TED prize, he got a million dollars to help him realize this idea and he got a well deserved standing ovation.

How powerful can a simple idea be?   Check it out:

So far I’ve tried multiple 3D printers.

Makerbot Replicator 2

Formlabs Form 1 (Upgraded to Form 1+)

Idea Maker F100L

To print large images can take these printers up to a day. FINALLY someone is doing it quickly and they demonstrate with a quick model print during this TED talk.

This device is designed for Enterprise work (should cost in the $100K range), so now we just need to wait for the home version.

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

This was a really FANTASTIC talk at TED about how your brain can learn to interpret new senses.

If you like tech stuff and psychology, then grab a cup of coffee or tea (if British) and enjoy this talk.

 As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces — such as a sensory vest — to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.