Introducing … The Audacious Project, a new model to inspire change at scale | TED Audacious Project

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 9.44.29 PM.pngHow can nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and individuals join forces to impact the future? TED Curator Chris Anderson unveils an exciting new collaboration to fund bold ideas.

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A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas | TED Audacious Project

From audacious dreams to ideas, actions, and reality. 

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“The Audacious Project builds on TED’s track record of surfacing important ideas, and getting them to people who’ll be deeply inspired by them. Each year, we’ll invite social entrepreneurs to share their boldest ideas with us — and we’re looking for ideas that truly take your breath away, that flood you with a sense of possibility. We’ll use our curatorial expertise to vet these ideas, help shape them and surface the ones that have both thrilling potential and a ready-for-action plan on how to accomplish it. We’ll bring these ideas to both donors and to the public, inspiring people across the world to come together to act and turn these audacious dreams into realities.”

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This amazing robot swims like an eel AND detects pollution — ideas.ted.com

Inspired by one of nature’s most efficient swimmers, bio-roboticist Auke Ijspeert and his team are building a sinuous robot that can venture into toxic waters. Let’s say you wanted to build a robot that was the most efficient swimmer possible. You’d probably try to take inspiration from nature, copying the best moves from a fish.…

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Brand-new TED Talks from TEDWomen 2017: A note from the curator — TED Blog

This year’s TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I’m sure the ripples will be felt for a long time to come. The theme this year was bridges: we build them, we cross them, sometimes we even burn them. Our speakers talked about the physical bridges we need…

via Brand-new TED Talks from TEDWomen 2017: A note from the curator — TED Blog

The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos | TED2017

The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos | TED2017

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How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth — the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survive there, some in areas with no reported rainfall for the past 400 years. Explore the possibility of finding life elsewhere in the universe without leaving the planet with this quick, funny talk.Watch also animated video about a “Drone-based Medical Delivery System” after his talk.

Sustainable Global Goals: How we can make the world a better place by 2030 | Michael Green | TEDGlobal>London

#GlobalGoals #SDGs ==> Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.

Michael Green is part of the team that has created the Social Progress Index, a standard to rank societies based on how they meet the needs of citizens.

They are using People’s Report Cards to grade each country. On 2017, how is the progress of SDGs measured using the Social Progress Index?