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Novel X-Ray technology that can revolutionize preventive medicine | Julia Herzen
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Disease, Health, Health care, Healthcare, Heart health, Innovation, Medical imaging, Medical research, Medicine, Science
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death, often also in young and healthy people. Julia Herzen is working on a novel technology that will enable us to find out more about why this is the case. In this talk, she introduces her method using X-Ray radiation with standard laboratory equipment to not [read more]

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How to make elections fairer – a glimpse of math for democracy | Peter Gritzmann
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Algorithm, Democracy, Math, Politics, Public Policy, Science
How can it happen that, in an election, the voters’ will is turned upside down? Our voting systems are never entirely fair, but math can help at least make them fairer. One natural goal is to optimize the size, shape, and location of the electoral districts. In this talk, Peter Gritzmann sheds light on the [read more]

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Designing living buildings with trees | Ferdinand Ludwig
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Architecture, Botany, Cities, Design, Green, Innovation, Materials, Nature, Plants, Science, Trees, Urban Planning
As a child, did you want to live up in the treetops? This dream could just become possible: by combining living and traditional building materials, Ferdinand Ludwig creates new types of structures that grow, live, and could one day even house us. In this talk, he shares his vision of this future and explains the [read more]

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Let’s talk about mental health | Dominique de Marné
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: 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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How the police uses social media to keep us safe | Marcus da Gloria Martins
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Communication, Community, Emotions, Government, Humor, Internet, Marketing, Media, Security, Social Media, Trust, Web
What does the Munich police communicate? And how? They use social media for information and risk prevention purposes, as well as to help keep the city safe in a crisis. However, communicating online as a public authority is extremely challenging both on a political and on a personal level. Marcus da Gloria Martins gives us [read more]

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How to use smell to create unforgettable experiences | Christiane Bausback
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Topics: Design, Emotions, Future, Innovation, Mobility, Product design, Smell, TEDx, Transportation
Our sense of smell has a deep connection to our heart and emotion. So why not integrate smell into designs to create an unforgettable user experience? Christiane Bausback uncovers three specialized layers of how our brains work not only to process the smells in the air around us, but also how we can take our [read more]
How to use smell to create unforgettable experiences | Christiane Bausback | TEDxTUMSalon

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The rocket science behind asteroid exploration | Friederike Wolff
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Topics: Asteroid, Development, Engineering, Exploration, Planets, Rocket science, Solar system, Space, Technology, TEDx, Universe
The universe has always been a source for fascination, but only in the last decades have we been able to land on and explore other bodies in the solar system. Friederike Wolff takes us on her team’s journey to explore the fascinating world of small asteroids. In her talk, she recounts the challenges of planning [read more]
The rocket science behind asteroid exploration | Friederike Wolff | TEDxTUMSalon

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A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Topics: Aircraft, Development, Engineering, Future, Innovation, Mobility, Product design, Sustainability, Technology, TEDx, Transportation, Travel
Everybody knows the discomfort of feeling cramped for several hours on a long-distance flight with no choice but wait for the aircraft to land. Annika Paul, working with an interdisciplinary research team, wants to tackle the complex challenge of improving the flying experience. Using a new business model, a new fuel option, and a new [read more]
A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul | TEDxTUMSalon

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