Update on SETIstars.org Crowdfunding the SETI search

Update: It worked! Thanks to the crowdfunding site SETIstars.org, the necessary $200,000 has been raised to get the Allan Telescope Array back online over the next few months. SETIstars.org will stay up to help contribute to ongoing costs of running the array. More details in this Nature Blog story >> [From August 2, 2011, 5:21pm] … Read more

Playlist TEDActives Finest

(TED is on its annual two-week vacation. During the break, we’re posting playlists from the TEDTalks archive. We’ll be back with new talks on August 29th.) Today’s playlist are some of our favorite TEDTalks to come out from TEDActive in sunny Palm Springs, California. Sebastian Wernicke shares a hilarious statistical analysis of TEDTalks to come … Read more

@TEDMED Catching up with Catherine Mohr, robotic surgery expert

Our content partner conference, TEDMED, is happening now in California. (Look for TEDMED video fresh from stage in the coming weeks!) TED’s own Nafissa Yakubova, is reporting from the conference; she caught a few minutes with TEDTalks star Catherine Mohr, who brings us up to date on robotic surgical innovations and her very green house … Read more

The Allen Telescope Array is back!

A note from TED Prize winner Jill Tarter… At TED last February, Chris Anderson told the audience that without a White Knight stepping up to support my SETI observing program on the Allen Telescope Array, the antennas would soon be put into a safe hibernation mode in preparation for shutting down the array. That’s because … Read more

When NORAD tracked Santa Bruno Bowden on the TED Blog

A TED Blog premiere video: At this year’s TEDActive, in Palm Springs, engineer Bruno Bowden tells the amazing story of NORAD’s quest to track Santa — and how Bruno’s employer now continues the quest: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QabHDoNDpVg] Read more on the official Google Blog >> (This year’s countdown begins Dec. 24 at 2am Eastern.)