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Why our current satellites aren’t as smart as you think | Alexandra Wander
TEDxTUMStudio 2021 • Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Satellites, Science, Space, Spacecraft, Technology, TEDx
Satellites – marvelous, sophisticated machines orbiting planetary bodies – are operated like the toaster on your kitchen counter. They need constant human supervision. If there is a problem on board, they stop their scientific operation till a human operator intervenes. The human operator, in his turn, has to manually analyse thousands of parameters, procedures and […]

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How dinosaurs teach us how our brain works | Lutz Kettler
TEDxTUMStudio 2021 • Topics: Behavior, Brain, Dinosaurs, Hearing, Hearing Aids, Neuroscience, Sound, TEDx, Zoology
While trying to understand such a complex structure like the human brain, we are often required to take a creative approach. For instance, what could a human and a dinosaur possibly have in common? Actually, they hear and process sounds similarly. Observing how birds and crocodilians, the ancestors of dinosaurs, rely on their sense of […]

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How science helps us break records | Veronica Bessone
TEDxTUMStudio 2021 • Topics: Athletic Performance, Biomechanics, Science, Ski-Jumping, Sports, TEDx
Joy, anger, fear, these are just some of the primitive emotions you experience when watching any sporting event. But nothing comes without a price. Athletes constantly push the boundaries of their bodies – sometimes at the expense of their safety for our entertainment. Therefore, many athletes work in tandem with scientists to improve their performance […]

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My brain, my pain | Laura Bok
TEDxTUMStudio 2021 • Topics: Behavior, Brain, Chronic Pain, Emotions, Feelings, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Pain, TEDx
Have you ever stubbed your toe on your bed, hit your funny bone at your desk, or burnt your tongue on hot soup? Not exactly a pleasant feeling—quite painful. Still, it is indisputable that pain is something we need to survive. Sharp, acute pain serves as an alarm system and warns us against threats to […]

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This is what happens when you actually understand your dog | Anja Schweimer
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Animals, Design, Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Product design, Start-up
In this revealing talk, Anja unmasks many myths around dogs she also once believed in. She points out what happens inside dogs when they look out of the window, play fetch or are yelled at, and which alternatives help you to better care for your dog. Furthermore, she explains why several pet products and services […]

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Contemporary Dance | Iwanson International
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Dance (performance), Entertainment, Music (performance), Performance, Performance Art
The goal of every performer is to express their feelings and ideas through their art. In their custom-created routine, the dancers of Iwanson International take us on a journey through their interpretation of the event theme “Dive In”. In doing so, they help us understand that there is much more to the craft of contemporary […]

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Opera fusion – a modern approach to classical music | Ceee (Corinna Ruba)
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Classic, Composing, Dance (performance), Innovation, Live music, Music, Music (performance), Music (topic), Performance, Performance Art, Singer
For many, opera is an old-fashioned art form which is reserved for the elite. Ceee (aka Corinna Ruba) disagrees with this point of view. She believes that opera needs to be alive, not static, to grow. With this first performance of her project “Opera Fusion”, combining electronic music and classical opera singing, she invites us […]

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A spectacle of lights and juggling | Luminity
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Art, Dance (performance), Entertainment, Music (performance), Performance, Performance Art
The eight talented performers of Luminity understood early on that the art of juggling isn’t just reserved for sideshow acts in a circus. In this magnificent and exciting performance, they show us a modern and energetic interpretation of juggling using illuminated clubs, synchronized to energetic music. Names: Tobias Königbauer, Lukas Bonauer, Léonie Bonauer, Felix Kosian, […]

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