TED talks TED is a great web site to view some of the advancements in today's world. Submitted by Blake Rottschafer
TED’s mission: Spreading ideas. • They believe very deeply in the power of ideas to change: attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So what they're building here is a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.
This site, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress, and we're an important part of it.
The Speakers • Everyone who gives a talk sponsored by TED are all people who are excited about what they are doing, how they are doing it, and they want you to know about it!
The Environment! • There are many, many talks on environment, technology, science, culture. Its hard not to find a video that you would enjoy!
The Homepage It changes very often!
TED… • TED is a small nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. • Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
Now that I have told you about TED, Tell a Friend! • 1. Share your favorite talks! If you like something, let people know via Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, or just send an email. The share buttons under each video make it easy: Your social network is only one click away. • 2. Join the conversation. Add your own studied thoughts to the comments on TED.com. TEDTalks are intended to spark ideas and spawn conversations. Help us by starting a discussion here or on your favorite social network. • 3.Translate a TEDTalk. Volunteer to become a TED.com translator and bring the ideas that inspire you most to a whole new audience. Our community of volunteer translators has made it possible to reach beyond the English-speaking world and spread ideas globally. To help, visit our Open Translation Project. • 4.Host a TEDx event. If you’re deeply committed to sharing TED, you might consider organizing a TEDx event, where x=independently organized TED event. + Visit the TEDx page to learn more about the program+ Apply for a license to host a TEDx event+ Begin the adventure of planning a TED-like event as intimate or as big as you imagine it. • 5. If you're a teacher, consider incorporating TEDTalks into your courses. Distributed under a Creative Commons license, TEDTalks are freely available for use in the classroom -- just credit the source and don’t distort the speakers' intended meaning. • 6. If you have a blog or website, begin a discussion around the TEDTalks that inspire you. You can embed any video using the code available on each Talk page and then add your own comment or angle to start the conversation.
TED, has thousands of Ideas you could use for getting a research topic.