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Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami  using math and engineering principles to fold mindblowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Origami  Mathematics
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Margaret Wertheim leads a project to recreate the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician  celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deepdiving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Crocheting Coral reef ecology
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From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach  calculation by hand  isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Mathematics  Study teaching
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Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities  that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population. In this mindbending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.
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 Environmental Engineering and Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Cities towns  Growth  Econometric models Sustainable urban development
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Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Costas Array. In this surprisingly entertaining talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty ... and its opposite.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Repetition in music Mathematics Composition (Music)
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When two people join a dating website they are matched according to shared interests and how they answer a number of personal questions. But how do sites calculate the likelihood of a successful relationship? Christian Rudder one of the founders of popular dating site OKCupid details the algorithm behind 'hitting it off.'
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 Computing and Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Dating services Computer algorithms Online dating
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Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
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 Mathematics  Philosophy
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During the Cold War, Soviet educators were tasked with raising citizens who could outinnovate and outbuild their American counterparts. One of their primary tools for doing so? Math. Educator Masha Gershman describes how the adaptive, highly social Soviet approach to teaching math can be deployed to prep new generations for an evershifting future.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Mathematics  Study teaching
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Mohamad Jebara loves mathematics  but he's concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring. His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it's helping students  and why learning math is crucial in the era of fake news.
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Mathematics  Study teaching
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In this engaging talk, high school math teacher and YouTube star Eddie Woo shares his passion for mathematics, calling it an extra sense that we can all access. Using realworld examples of geometry, he encourages everyone to seek out the patterns around them for "a whole new way to see the world."
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 Mathematics and Statistics
 Keywords:
 Mathematics
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