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What Is Inside a Neutron Star? | Laura Fabbietti
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Exploration, Physics, Science, Space
When stars collapse in a supernova, what is left is either a black hole or a neutron star. We don’t know what’s inside a neutron star, and so far, we have no way of looking inside one. Physics shows that curious things like strange quarks, which make up hyperons and are energetically unfavorable, and neutron [read more]
What Is Inside a Neutron Star? | Laura Fabbietti | TEDxTUM

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6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Community, Compassion, Emotions, Intelligence, Learning, Life, Self, Self improvement, Society
Sometimes emotions don’t make sense, and sometimes being emotional doesn’t mean you’re emotionally intelligent. Growing up, rationality often came before emotions for Ramona, but as she grew older and realized that she had never actively learned how to deal with her emotions and that she wasn’t the only one who lacked this skill, she knew [read more]
6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker | TEDxTUM

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Are you living the life you want to live? | Taz Alam
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Career, Exploration, Life, Life Development, Self, Self improvement, Self-help
“Work, eat, sleep, repeat – the average 21st-century routine.” One of Taz’s biggest fears is to settle for the life handed to you and submit to merely existing instead of truly living. While trying to find her way in life, she discovered her passion for spoken word poetry. She shares her journey of leaving behind [read more]
Are you living the life you want to live? | Taz Alam | TEDxTUM

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The Perfect Fit – Individualized, Fashionable, 3D-printed Prosthetics | Manuel Opitz
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: 3D Technology, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Future, Health, Medicine, Printing, Prosthetics, Start´-up, Technology
9 out of 10 people do not get the prosthetic device they need to be mobile. Highly trained experts are needed to design tailor-made, perfectly fitting devices. Unfortunately, there are only a few of these experts out there, which means that tailored prosthetics are expensive and inaccessible for many people. Manuel Opitz tells us how [read more]
The Perfect Fit - Individualized, Fashionable, 3D-printed Prosthetics | Manuel Opitz | TEDxTUM

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How to Change the World With Courage, Intuition and Action | Kai Stuht
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Art, Career, Decision making, Life, Life Development, Photography, Self, Self improvement
Kai didn’t have an easy life, but his experiences taught him how important it is to hold on to your dreams, even if it takes time and hard work to fulfill them. Following his intuition, Kai taught himself photography, landing jobs and working for the likes of Jan Ullrich and Linkin Park, and reached what [read more]
How to Change the World With Courage, Intuition and Action | Kai Stuht | TEDxTUM

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The Robotic Future of Elderly Care | Thomas Bock
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Elderly, Future, Intelligence, Interface design, Medicine, Robots, Technology
Everything in our lives is becoming smarter and more robotic. Why not use our technological advancements to aid the elderly so they can live independent and self-fulfilled lives? Thomas was inspired by life support systems used for astronauts and wanted to translate the same concept to elderly care. His goal is to create environments for [read more]
The Robotic Future of Elderly Care | Thomas Bock | TEDxTUM

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HIV – Curing the Incurable | Daniel Aaron Donahue
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: AIDS, Future, Genetics, Health, Medicine, Research, Science
HIV-positive individuals continue to face stigma and discrimination. For the 2 million people who are infected with HIV every year, this means a lifetime of treatment without a final cure, although methods for keeping the disease at bay do exist. The key to curing HIV is to kill the dormant virus in healthy cells. The [read more]
HIV - Curing the Incurable | Daniel Aaron Donahue | TEDxTUM

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The Glue That Holds Society Together | Jürgen Gradl
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Career, Community, Global issues, Social Change, Social Justice, Society
What kind of society do we want to live in? Jürgen believes that solidarity is the glue that holds together a respectful society. But how can we maintain solidarity? In modern-day Germany, taxes ensure solidarity. We pay taxes and stay in the system because we know it secures other people’s future, and one day, it [read more]
The Glue That Holds Society Together | Jürgen Gradl | TEDxTUM

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Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Cancer, Communication, Community, Death, Education, Family, Humor, Life, Science
Comedy is a way to show our humanity. Comedy makes people listen. Have you ever tried to get a physicist to talk about their academic research at a stand-up night? Jessamyn uses comedy to communicate difficult topics, and humanize things which can be hard to talk about. She tells us how comedy has influenced her [read more]
Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield | TEDxTUM

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Stir, Blend, Disrupt: How Architects Think & What Managers Can Learn | Christos Chantzaras
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Architecture, Business, Communication, Design, Product design, Start´-up
Architecture is not just about buildings and construction, but the way architects think can be applied to many different fields. With their strong visual processing skills and deep understanding of complex systems, architects work at the intersection of data, design, management and behavior. Christos believes that combining design thinking (architecture) with decision thinking (management) can [read more]
Stir, Blend, Disrupt: How Architects Think & What Managers Can Learn | Christos Chantzaras | TEDxTUM

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Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Animals, Future, Global issues, Medicine, Nature
What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left. Prof. Hildebrandt has made it his mission [read more]
Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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Cultural Fashion: Transform the Fashion Industry From Villain to Hero | Monica Boța-Moisin
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Art, Community, Culture, Fashion, Global issues, Law
What do the fashion designer Tom Ford, the singer Adele, the country of Romania and a lawyer have in common? The use of ethnic designs in the fashion industry raises issues of plagiarism and cultural misappropriation. Can big fashion houses simply copy traditional clothing designs, trademark these designs, and therefore legally protect the copied design? [read more]
Cultural Fashion: Transform the Fashion Industry From Villain to Hero | Monica Boța-Moisin | TEDxTUM

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Deep Learning Beyond Cats and Dogs | Nils Thuerey
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Computers, Future, Intelligence, Medicine, Technology, Visualization
Deep learning, which is seemingly everywhere these days, is well-known for its capability to recognize cats and dogs in internet images, but it can and should be used for other things too. It can be used to figure out the complicated physics that dictate fluid behavior. Actually, simulating turbulence is not only a million dollar [read more]
Deep Learning Beyond Cats and Dogs | Nils Thuerey | TEDxTUM

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Less queuing, more safety – the power of crowd simulations | Angelika Kneidl
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Computers, Design, Future, Math, Technology
Everybody knows these problems: queuing for the toilet, not knowing which route to take to your destination, or being stuck in a huge group of people. Buildings and events are designed to avoid these scenarios, but their design only accounts for standards and static rules, overlooking social behaviors of their users. Angelika likes to observe [read more]
Less queuing, more safety - the power of crowd simulations | Angelika Kneidl | TEDxTUM

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