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TEDxVienna: Ideas worth spreading
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Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original poems about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, asking, "Will you witness me?" #TEDMED2016 #TEDMED #Darfur

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From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam -- none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair. #chemistry #climatechange

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Who are we designing for?
Everyone?
Think again and imagine being a person with a height of 105 centimeters. We discuss this on our blog today. #TEDxVienna #Vienna #Wien

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Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness. In a personal, thoughtful talk, he encourages the millions of Americans in recovery today to make their voices heard and confront the stigma associated with substance use disorders. #TEDxMidAtlantic

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Breast milk grows babies' bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease -- why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother's milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it. #TEDwomen #TEDxtalks

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Want to learn some odd facts about the Austrian royalty? In our series we will tell you some facts only the best tour guide could provide you with! #TEDxVienna #Vienna #Wien

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In a war, it turns out that violence isn't the biggest killer of civilians. What is? Illness, hunger, poverty -- because war destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks, food systems and hospitals. Physician Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery, setting priorities on what to fix first. #TEDxBeaconStreet

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How can you explore space without being an astronaut, an astronomer, or being insanely wealthy? We go past the Earth's stratosphere and explore this question and the answers on our blog. #TEDxVienna #Wien #Vienna

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Wish you could vote in another country's election? Simon Anholt unveils the Global Vote, an online platform that lets anybody, anywhere in the world, "vote" in the election of any country on earth (with surprising results). #TEDxFrankfurt

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Have you ever not dared to do something because you thought you knew too little or were not trained enough to do it? Or maybe the challenge seemed too big to take on? Well we discuss one woman's drive to take on Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum with very little training or background and how she overcame it! #TEDxVienna #Vienna
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