Why is glass transparent? - Mark Miodownik - TED-Ed


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What is metallic glass? - Ashwini Bharathula 04:34
What is metallic glass? - Ashwini Bharathula
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-metallic-glass-ashwini-bharathula Steel and plastic are essential to much of our infrastructure and technology. Steel is strong and hard, but difficult to shape intricately. Plastic can take on just about any form, but it’s weak and soft. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were one material as strong as the strongest steel and as shapeable as plastic? Ashwini Bharathula discusses the future of metallic glass. Lesson by Ashwini Bharathula, animation by Tinmouse Animation Studio.
How to unboil an egg - Eleanor Nelsen 04:10
How to unboil an egg - Eleanor Nelsen
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-unboil-an-egg-eleanor-nelsen It’s so obvious that it’s practically proverbial: you can’t unboil an egg. But actually, it turns out that you can -- sort of. Eleanor Nelsen explains the process by which mechanical energy can undo what thermal energy has done. Lesson by Eleanor Nelsen, animation by Provincia Studio.
Human sperm vs. the sperm whale - Aatish Bhatia 04:18
Human sperm vs. the sperm whale - Aatish Bhatia
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/human-sperm-vs-the-sperm-whale-aatish-bhatia Traveling is extremely arduous for microscopic sperm -- think of a human trying to swim in a pool made of...other humans. We can compare the journey of a sperm to that of a sperm whale by calculating the Reynolds number, a prediction of how fluid will behave, often fluctuating due to size of the swimmer. Aatish Bhatia explores the great (albeit tiny) sperm's journey. Lesson by Aatish Bhatia, animation by Brad Purnell.
Why don't oil and water mix? - John Pollard 05:03
Why don't oil and water mix? - John Pollard
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-don-t-oil-and-water-mix-john-pollard Salt dissolves in water; oil does not. But why? You can think of that glass of water as a big, bumpin' dance party where the water molecules are always switching dance partners -- and they'd much rather dance with a salt ion. John Pollard explains how two chemistry principles, energetics and entropy, rule the dance floor. Lesson by John Pollard, animation by Andrew Foerster.
Why incompetent people think they're amazing - David Dunning 05:08
Why incompetent people think they're amazing - David Dunning
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-incompetent-people-think-they-re-amazing-david-dunning How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities. David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect. Lesson by David Dunning, directed by Wednesday Studio, music and sound by Tom Drew. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be...
Can you solve the egg drop riddle? - Yossi Elran 04:47
Can you solve the egg drop riddle? - Yossi Elran
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-egg-drop-riddle-yossi-elran The city has just opened its one-of-a-kind Faberge Egg Museum, with a single egg displayed on each floor of a 100-story building -- and the world’s most notorious jewel thief already has her eyes on the prize. Can you help the thief formulate a plan that will drop the most expensive egg she can get safely into her waiting truck? Yossi Elran shows how. Lesson by Yossi Elran, directed by Artrake Studio. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible! Yuh Saito, Sarabeth...
Why Europeans And Asians Evolved So Differently 10:40
Why Europeans And Asians Evolved So Differently
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Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5 Early humans migrated all over the world to get us where we are today. The environments our ancestors inhabited made us all very different! + + + + + + + + TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. TestTube Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter...
Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version) 12:08
Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version)
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In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers. (Introducing the series "Questions no one knows the answers to") "Questions No One Knows the Answers to" was animated by Andrew Park (http://www.cognitivemedia.co.uk)
The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie 04:47
The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-prometheus-iseult-gillespie Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. Most Titans were destroyed or driven to the eternal hell of Tartarus. But the Titan Prometheus, whose name means foresight, persuaded his brother Epimetheus to fight with him on the side of the Gods. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Prometheus. Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Léa Krawczyk. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Yalda A., Susan Herder, Andrew Bosco, Craig Sheldon,...
Will we ever be able to teleport? - Sajan Saini 05:38
Will we ever be able to teleport? - Sajan Saini
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View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/will-we-ever-be-able-to-teleport-sajan-saini Is teleportation possible? Could a baseball transform into something like a radio wave, travel through buildings, bounce around corners, and change back into a baseball? Oddly enough, thanks to quantum mechanics, the answer might actually be yes... sort of! Sajan Saini explains. Lesson by Sajan Saini, directed by Karrot Animation.
5 Pictures To Test Your Intelligence 04:17
5 Pictures To Test Your Intelligence
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This is: 5 Pictures which will test your intelligence. Write in the comments how many and which ones of the riddle pictures you were able to solve :) Drawings by: https://www.instagram.com/felix_lumex On this Channel i upload a lot lot of riddles, puzzles and brain teasers. About lying people, escaping a prison or anything where you have to use your brain. Enjoy! :) Fur Elise by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
What is the tragedy of the commons? - Nicholas Amendolare 04:58
What is the tragedy of the commons? - Nicholas Amendolare
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-the-tragedy-of-the-commons-nicholas-amendolare Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons. Lesson by Nicholas Amendolare, directed by TED-Ed. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Brandy Jones, John Ess, Jessica James, Tom Lee, Stephen Michael Alvarez, Hoang Ton,...
Exploring other dimensions - Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan 04:49
Exploring other dimensions - Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/exploring-other-dimensions-alex-rosenthal-and-george-zaidan Imagine a two-dimensional world -- you, your friends, everything is 2D. In his 1884 novella, Edwin Abbott invented this world and called it Flatland. Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan take the premise of Flatland one dimension further, imploring us to consider how we would see dimensions different from our own and why the exploration just may be worth it. Lesson by Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan, animation by Cale Oglesby.
Why is it so hard to cure cancer? - Kyuson Yun 05:23
Why is it so hard to cure cancer? - Kyuson Yun
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Download a free audiobook and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: http://adbl.co/2gauxND Check out Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies": https://shop.ed.ted.com/collections/ted-ed-book-recommendations/products/the-emperor-of-all-maladies-a-biography-of-cancer View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-it-so-hard-to-cure-cancer-kyuson-yun We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges. Lesson by Kyuson Yun, directed by Artrake Studio. Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video...
What cameras see that our eyes don't - Bill Shribman 03:20
What cameras see that our eyes don't - Bill Shribman
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-cameras-see-that-our-eyes-don-t-bill-shribman Our eyes are practically magical, but they cannot see everything. For instance, the naked eye cannot see the moment where all four of a horse's legs are in the air or the gradual life cycle of plants -- but cameras can capture these moments. Bill Shribman gives examples where photography can pick up where the eye leaves off. Lesson by Bill Shribman, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.
Why should you read 06:09
Why should you read "Macbeth"? - Brendan Pelsue
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-macbeth-brendan-pelsue There’s a play so powerful that an old superstition says its name should never be uttered in a theater. A play that begins with witchcraft and ends with a bloody, severed head. A play filled with riddles, prophecies, nightmare visions, and lots of brutal murder. But is it really all that good? Brendan Pelsue explains why you should read (or revisit) "Macbeth." Lesson by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Silvia Prietov. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Delene McCoy, Sammie Goh, Kathryn...
Can you solve the pirate riddle? - Alex Gendler 05:24
Can you solve the pirate riddle? - Alex Gendler
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-pirate-riddle-alex-gendler It’s a good day to be a pirate. Amaro and his four mateys – Bart, Charlotte, Daniel, and Eliza have struck gold – a chest with 100 coins. But now, they must divvy up the booty according to the pirate code — and pirate code is notoriously complicated. Can you help come up with the distribution that Amaro should propose to make sure he lives to tell the tale? Alex Gendler shows how. Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Artrake Studio.
Why Only 1 Gram Of This Material Is Worth $25 Billion Dollars 07:03
Why Only 1 Gram Of This Material Is Worth $25 Billion Dollars
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The first 500 people to use this link will get a 2 month free trial of Skillshare: http://skl.sh/RLL5 There is a math error at 2:35 in this video. It would actually take around 9 years to reach the nearest other star to Earth at 50% the speed of light, not 2. Please ignore what I say there in this video :) What is the most valuable material in the entire world? Watch to find out what and why, but spoiler alert! It's antimatter, antimatter is really really expensive and even more cool. Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Music is by Brandon Maahs. Check out his website...
How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena 05:03
How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-sugar-affects-the-brain-nicole-avena When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation. Lesson by Nicole Avena, animation by STK Films.
The science of spiciness - Rose Eveleth 03:55
The science of spiciness - Rose Eveleth
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-spiciness-rose-eveleth When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice. Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.
How does your body know you're full? - Hilary Coller 04:34
How does your body know you're full? - Hilary Coller
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Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-your-body-know-you-re-full-hilary-coller Hunger claws at your belly. It tugs at your intestines, which begin to writhe, aching to be fed. Being hungry generates a powerful and often unpleasant physical sensation that’s almost impossible to ignore. After you’ve reacted by gorging on your morning pancakes, you start to experience an opposing force: fullness. But how does your body actually know when you’re full? Hilary Coller explains. Lesson by Hilary Coller, directed by Sashko Danylenko. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Noa Shore, Taylor Hunter, Kyle Nguyen,...
The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky 06:00
The Infinite Hotel Paradox - Jeff Dekofsky
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-infinite-hotel-paradox-jeff-dekofsky The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it's completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues using Hilbert's paradox. Lesson by Jeff Dekofsky, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.
Where do math symbols come from? - John David Walters 04:30
Where do math symbols come from? - John David Walters
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Sign up for our newsletter here: https://ed.ted.com/newsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-do-math-symbols-come-from-john-david-walters Math is full of symbols: lines, dots, arrows, English letters, Greek letters, superscripts, subscripts ... it can look like an illegible jumble. Where did all of these symbols come from? John David Walters shares the origins of mathematical symbols, and illuminates why they’re still so important in the field today. Lesson by John David Walters, directed by Chris Bishop. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Neil Harrison, Srikote Naewchampa, Benjamin & Shannon Pinder, Govind Shukla, Tejas Dc, Khalifa Alhulail, Faiza Imtiaz,...
How the heart actually pumps blood - Edmond Hui 04:28
How the heart actually pumps blood - Edmond Hui
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-the-heart-actually-pumps-blood-edmond-hui For most of history, scientists weren't quite sure why our hearts were beating or even what purpose they served. Eventually, we realized that these thumping organs serve the vital task of pumping clean blood throughout the body. But how? Edmond Hui investigates how it all works by taking a closer look at the heart's highly efficient ventricle system. Lesson by Edmond Hui, animation by Anton Bogaty.
How big is the ocean? - Scott Gass 05:25
How big is the ocean? - Scott Gass
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-big-is-the-ocean-scott-gass While the Earth's oceans are known as five separate entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth's grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on the ocean and the influence it has on us. Lesson by Scott Gass, animation by Sandro Katamashvili.
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-glass-transparent-mark-miodownik

If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? Mark Miodownik melts the scientific secret behind amorphous solids.

Lesson by Mark Miodownik, animation by Provincia Studio.
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