1. Carlo Ratti: Oil-absorbing Robots


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    Director of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab Carlo Ratti wondered if there was a way to create a small, inexpensive, scalable, self-organizing system to help remove the oil after the Gulf oil spill.…

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    • Michael Blum: Failure and Resiliency


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      Tulane ecology professor Michael Blum has been at the front lines of the Gulf coast oil spill response and clean-up efforts. In his PopTech talk, he analyzed the operational, organizational and technological…

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      • Laura Poitras: Surveillance state


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        Laura Poitras is a documentary filmaker who has chronicled post-9/11 America. Her films have focused on the Iraq war, Guantanamo and U.S. surveillance. She was key to exposing Edward Snowden's…

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        • Tom Darden: Make It Right


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          Tom Darden is the Executive Director of the Make It Right Foundation, an organization founded by actor Brad Pitt to build 150 green, high design homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, a neighborhood…

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          • Chris Chabris: When Intuition Fails


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            Psychologist and neuroscientist Chris Chabris studies how rarely we see the world as it really is. A creator of the famous “gorilla experiment” and co-author of “The Invisible Gorilla:…

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            • Ned Breslin: Fixing the Water Crisis


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              “Is water still running?” is perhaps the most important question when considering water initiatives worldwide, concludes Water for People CEO Ned Breslin. He’s tired of seeing broken…

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              • PeaceTXT Announcement at PopTech 2010


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                • Daryl Collins on $2 a day living


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                  Daryl Collins asked families in developing countries who live on $2 a day to track their income and expenses in a financial diary. She learned that these families have rich financial lives but are…

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                  • Orlagh O'Brien: Illustrating How You Feel


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                    Designer Orlagh O’Brien gave a simple emotion-specific quiz to a group of 250 people. Asking respondents to describe five emotions – anger, joy, fear, sadness, and love – in drawings,…

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                    • Dan Ariely: Adaptive Responses


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                      Adaptation is the basic idea that we get used to stuff and interpret signals. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explores how these types of signals relate to pain and social adaptation. How does our…

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