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My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors | Taylor Wilson

https://download.ted.com/talks/TaylorWilson_2013-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Taylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. Wilson, who has won backing to create a company to realize his vision, explains why he’s so excited about his innovative design for small modular fission reactors — and why it could be the next big step in solving the global energy crisis.

My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK

https://download.ted.com/talks/BLACK_2013-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life’s passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.

A mini robot — powered by your phone | Keller Rinaudo

https://download.ted.com/talks/KellerRinaudo_2013-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Your smartphone may feel like a friend — but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. At TED2013, Keller Rinaudo demos Romo, the smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions.