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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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Personalized health — harnessing the power of diversity | Burkhard Rost
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Germany, Health, Medicine, Science
Do the differences between your genes and my genes matter, and if so, how? What does the future of personalized health look like? Burkhard Rost, one of the leading researchers in computational biology, takes us through some fascinating findings from his research, and envisions a future where personalized health can help harness the power of [read more]
Personalized health -- harnessing the power of diversity | Burkhard Rost | TEDxTUM

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Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Band, Entertainment
Peak to Peak perform a classic, melodic, acoustic set. They play their own songs on the TEDxTUM stage, bringing pop music to a new level to realize its full potential. About Peak to Peak Peak to Peak are a newcomer band from Munich. Usually their songs combine electronic sounds with guitar and drums to create [read more]
Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak | TEDxTUM

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Live Improv Theater | Bake This
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Theater
Bake This, the English-speaking improv group from Munich, perform on stage with the help of the TEDxTUM audience. Their games are fun, spontaneous and inspire people to say “yes and”. About Bake This Bake This was founded in 2011 by a group of theatre loving expatriates and was the first improv group in Munich to [read more]
Live Improv Theater | Bake This | TEDxTUM

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Let’s talk about mental health | Dominique de Marné
TEDxTUM 2019 • Tags: Addiction, Compassion, Connection, Depression, Health, Illness, Mental health, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Personality, Social Change, Stigma, Suicide
Why do we support a colleague when they’re in the hospital with a broken leg, but tiptoe around the topic when they’re suffering from depression? With her own history of mental health issues, Dominique knows better than most that talking can change everything — and about the potentially catastrophic consequences of not taking care of [read more]

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Molecular machines of the future | Hendrik Dietz
TEDxTUMSalon 2018 • Tags: Biology, Chemistry, Drugs, Health, Medicine, Nanoscale, Origami, Physics, Science
Evolution has developed very efficient molecular machines, for example for producing energy through rotation. Hendrik Dietz would like to harness these concepts to build his own molecular motors. His group has successfully demonstrated that they can encode and synthesize complex shapes using DNA origami, and have recently discovered how to reduce the cost for mass [read more]
Molecular machines of the future | Hendrik Dietz | TEDxTUMSalon

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Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Classroom, Data, Decision making, Design, Education, Education reform, Higher education, Interface design, Multimedia, Personal education, Presentation, Product design, Reform, Science, Teaching, Visualization
Data is critical, but data has not always lead to success. If data is not communicated clearly, the results can be disastrous. Design lets us communicate data so it can be understood. Dr. Rankin believes that “when we’re fluent in visualizing our ideas, we can communicate them across global boundaries, across spoken language barriers, and [read more]
Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin | TEDxTUM

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Water Systems in Cities of the Future | Jörg Drewes
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Cities, Community, Engineering, Environment, Germany, Global issues, Nature, Sustainability, Urban Planning, Water
Everyone of us consumes 140 Liters of water each day, but only a fraction of it is used for cooking and drinking. Moreover, the water systems we rely upon are based on technology that is far too old and not future-proof. Professor Jörg Drewes works on alternative models for the water systems of the future. [read more]
Water Systems in Cities of the Future | Jörg Drewes | TEDxTUMSalon

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Design beyond the shape | Benoit Jacob
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Climate Change, Computer Science, Design, Germany, Lifestyle, Sustainability
What if the key to sustainable design lies in the people and not just in the shape and aesthetics of the product? In his fascinating work as an automotive designer, Benoit Jacob shows that modern design includes more than just beauty that the eye can see. About Benoit Jacob Benoit Jacob is Head of Design [read more]
Design beyond the shape | Benoit Jacob | TEDxTUM

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Why shit matters | Christoph Lüthi
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Environment, Global issues, Globalization, Health, Public health, Research, Science, Slum, Sustainability, Water
3 billion people worldwide live in cities without sewers or wastewater treatment plant infrastructure. This forces them to dump their waste into open waters, contaminating the drinking water for others downstream. Imagine if we could harness nutrients in wastewater instead of harming human and environmental health. Christoph Lüthi sees a renewable, locally produced and growing [read more]
Why shit matters | Christoph Lüthi | TEDxTUM

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How compassion goes further than pity | Steffen Linßen & Daniel Kühbacher
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Compassion, Disability, Discrimination, Disease, Emotions, Empathy, Friendship, Global issues, Identity, Life, Social Change, Society
Steffen and Daniel have complementary perspectives on disability and disease: Steffen has a disease called Myasthenia gravis, which forces him to sit in a wheelchair, while Daniel is a member of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service and a former member of the Red Cross. They both know how important it is to actively interact with [read more]
How compassion goes further than pity | Steffen Linßen & Daniel Kühbacher | TEDxTUM

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A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Big problems, Cities, Communication, Design, Intelligence, Interface design, Internet, Policy, Politics, Public Policy, Technology, Urban Planning
Cities are among the greatest accomplishments of mankind – but they have not quite learned to respond to the needs of their inhabitants yet. Gerhard Schmitt believes that the communication between the city of the future and its people should be bi-directional. He reveals some approaches to make this possible, and interleaves his research with [read more]
A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt | TEDxTUM

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Mega events and the developing world | James Mister
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Climate Change, Culture, Development/Philanthropy, Economics, Germany, Global issues, International Affairs, Politics, Public Policy, Social Justice, Sustainability, Urban Planning
According to the World Health Organization, already more than half of the world’s population is living in urban areas, and this percentage is expected to continuously increase. Passionate about urbanization in developing countries and the challenges it presents, James Mister analyses how mega events such as the world cup play a catalyzing role in these [read more]
Mega events and the developing world | James Mister | TEDxTUM

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What you need to do to keep eating meat in the future | Vincent Fricke
TEDxTUM 2019 • Tags: Animals, Climate Change, Consciousness, Consumerism, Food, Mindfulness, Shopping
Vincent Fricke loves eating meat — but the chef also sees the issues of our current meat production and consumption, which causes far-reaching consequences for our planet and might even lead to meat no longer being available. In this talk, he highlights 4 easy steps towards more ethical meat consumption, so that our children and [read more]

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Building our future with synthetic biology | Jérôme Lutz
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Aging, Biology, Biotech, Computers, Intelligence, Robots, Society, Technology
When Jérôme was born 30 years ago, our world looked very different. Building on the advances in technology and biology since then, he paints a picture of what our future will look like, interleaved with stunning examples of what we have already achieved, from curing leukaemia to producing yeast from eggs. Jérôme’s dream is to [read more]
Building our future with synthetic biology | Jérôme Lutz | TEDxTUM

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Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Community, Energy, Global issues, History, Intelligence, Internet, Sharing, Smartphone, Technology
Are our supposedly ‘smart’ tools actually enslaving us? Justus Schütze takes us on a journey of how our relationship with energy has evolved, from the pyramids of Egypt to caretaker robots. He argues that humans have become hyper-consumers who need to return to a group-based energy system. Relying on 3 main convivial tools, he believes [read more]
Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze | TEDxTUM

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