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My journey to the World Record in freediving under ice | Valentina Cafolla
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Extreme sports, Goal-setting, Motivation, Sports, Water
Freediving – diving without an air tank – is already an extreme sport but doing it under ice over a long distance sounds even more extreme. Valentina Cafolla not only enjoys doing exactly that, she is also very good at it. In this talk, she shares her story of how she became the female World […]

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How I failed at zero waste | Sandra Heinzen
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Consumerism, Failure, Goal-setting, Green, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Social Change, Sustainability
Reducing waste is a world-wide challenge. For aspiring minimalist Sandra Heinzen, it felt natural to dive into a zero-waste lifestyle. However, she didn’t imagine to fail so spectacularly. In this talk, she describes her challenges and shows us how to reduce waste in a more doable way.   About Sandra Heinzen As a user experience […]

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What you need to do to keep eating meat in the future | Vincent Fricke
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: 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 […]

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How looking up to the night sky gets us to think deeper | Paul Salazar
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Astronomy, Big bang, Community, Cosmos, Curiosity, Exploration, Human origins, Moon, Solar system, Space, Sun, Universe
Who doesn’t like a good party? Paul Salazar likes a very specific type: Stargazing parties. As amateur astronomer, he has many great stories to tell about planets, our galaxy, and the entire universe – and he likes to tell these to people and watch them reflect on life’s big questions. In this talk, he shows […]

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Making robots huggable and safe | Gordon Cheng
TEDxTUM 2019 • Topics: Cognitive science, Development, Engineering, Innovation, Robots, Science, Senses, Technology
Our sense of touch is vital to us humans – so why not equip robots with it? For this, one needs durable and fault-tolerant hardware with a variety of sensors, as well as modern approaches to data processing. Gordon Cheng’s group might just revolutionize the field of robotics by having solved these challenges. In this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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