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How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr

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From: tedtalksdirector
Duration: 06:17

As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip -- when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly imagine. Settle in for this fabulous story with a dash of science.

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jonwreed
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ok... this is strange
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A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil

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Duration: 04:40

What's it like to discover a galaxy -- and have it named after you? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil lets us know in this quick talk about her team's surprising discovery of a mysterious new galaxy type.

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How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace | Janet Stovall

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From: tedtalksdirector
Duration: 11:05

Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every rung of the corporate ladder -- and where the lessons we learn about diversity at work actually transform the things we do, think and say outside the office. How do we get there? In this candid talk, inclusion advocate Janet Stovall shares a three-part action plan for creating workplaces where people feel safe and expected to be their unassimilated, authentic selves.

Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com

The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.

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jonwreed
34 days ago
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worth a look?
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How cancer cells communicate — and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka

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Duration: 10:20

When cancer cells are closely packed together in a tumor, they're able to communicate with each other and coordinate their movement throughout the body. What if we could interrupt this process? In this accessible talk about cutting-edge science, Hasini Jayatilaka shares her work on an innovative method to stop cancer cells from communicating -- and halt their fatal ability to spread.

Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com

The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.

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jonwreed
47 days ago
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looks fascinating
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The Use Cases for Blockchain, Real and Hypothetical

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Blockchain has finally gotten over the Wall Street hump. Now that BitCoin and Ethereum are essentially old news, the actual technology behind these commodities is beginning to trickle into real-world enterprise applications. Blockchain, it seems, has many useful use cases out there in the business world, and with the help of the Linux Foundation and IBM, enterprises can now take advantage of the open source Hyperledger implementation of blockchain technology.

On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast recorded live at OSCON 2018, Klint Finley, a reporter with Wired and the author of the “Wired Guide to Blockchain,” said that he had a few real and hypothetical use cases the piece he wrote a few months ago. “Blockchain feels like the thing that is the hardest to parse the value out of the hype. With cloud computing, it was clearly an enormously hyped concept, but there were use cases and benefits. With big data it was coming out of actual real use cases at places like Google and Yahoo! With the Internet of Things, that’s probably the least well established of those at this point, but there are still established use cases for that. With blockchain it feels really preliminary,” said Finley.

Tracy Kuhrt, community architect at the Hyperledger Project at The Linux Foundation, pointed out a few of the current use cases for Hyperledger, however. “One of the ones I’ve been talking about recently is what they’re doing in British Columbia. The BC government is working on providing digital identities to all of the businesses that are registered in BC. That’s 5,000 different businesses. From there you can basically verify that somebody has actually registered with the BC government and then proceed through the rest of the things that are required in BC to get a business license,” said Kuhrt.

Christopher Ferris, distinguished engineer and chief technology officer for open technology at IBM, said that “a lot of the experimentation and use cases that were done initially were very proprietary in nature, where people were trying to conceive of blockchain use cases where they could disrupt all of y’all, and win. But that’s not actually how it works at all. With blockchain, it’s a team sport. If we want to solve a problem in the supply chain logistics space, or in the trade finance space, or in the food trust and traceability use case, you actually have to establish a near-ubiquitous business case for that and get everyone to buy into it. It’s not a technology problem, it’s a social problem. How do I get my fiercest competitors to work with me on creating a solution that benefits us all,” said Ferris.

In this Edition:

2:17: What use cases do you see for blockchain technology?
9:23: Are there any alternatives to blockchain, or ways to accomplish the same ideas?
11:25: How do you deal with a smaller pool of nodes that exist in an enterprise context?
12:31: What is the community model for Hyperledger?
18:25: How do you resolve disagreements within the Hyperledger community?
23:56: How do you see blockchain and application architecture integration evolving in the next 12-18 months?

The Linux Foundation is a sponsor of The New Stack.

Feature image via Pixabay.

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jonwreed
82 days ago
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more blockchain hashouts
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ASUG CEO Geoff Scott's SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG's Annual Conference Keynote

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Duration: 06:58

ASUG's CEO Geoff Scott shares how the skills of SAP user's drive the success of organizations and how the ASUG community can help you perform at your best: http://bit.ly/2kb9x7U

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jonwreed
89 days ago
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revisit the good times :)
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