Quantum Physics for 7 Year Olds

In this lighthearted talk Dominic Walliman gives us four guiding principles for easy science communication and unravels the myth that quantum physics is difficult to understand, it’s all in how it’s explained. Dominic Walliman is a physicist, and award-winning science writer. He received his PhD in quantum device physics from the University of Birmingham and currently works at D-Wave Systems Inc., a quantum computing company in Vancouver. Dominic grew up reading science books and remembers vividly the excitement of discovering the mind-boggling explanations that science gives us about the Universe. If he can pass on this wonder and enjoyment to the next generation, he will consider it a job well done. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Kemp’s Acorns – Trust-Based Leadership

In this riveting talk, Chris Kemp reflects on his personal life and long military career to formulate and share lessons on trust-based leadership. Chris is a Brigadier General (Retired), US Army, with over 34 years of experience in Telecommunications, IT, and Cyber Security, along with 17 years in the law enforcement profession. During his time with the Army, Chris served at every level of command from Platoon Leader to Division Commander. He was forward deployed multiple times, serving as a staff principal for Third US Army and as the Commander of a Signal Brigade in Afghanistan and a Theater Signal Command in Kuwait. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Bryan Cranston: One Thing All Young People Should Do While They’re Still Young

Travel—and experiencing other cultures—opens your mind. Nobody knows this better than Bryan Cranston, who spent two consecutive years (at 19 and 20) on a motorcycle with his brother, exploring America and figuring out what it was that he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Needless to say he became a major figure in American acting. With pivotal roles in Breaking Bad and Trumbo that—no exaggeration here—have helped reshape not only American television but American masculinity, it shows just how meaningful being purposefully lost can be. That way, you can truly find yourself.

Shields and Brooks on GOP’s health care uncertainty, Trump’s UN nationalism

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the fate of the latest Senate Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump’s role in the special Senate election in Alabama and what that runoff says about the state of the GOP, plus the president’s debut address at the United Nations.

Orange Peel Jungle, Eclipse Chasers, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts

Learn how an orange juice maker used 12,000 tons of orange peels to transform a degraded pasture into a vine rich jungle in Costa Rica, why seeing one solar eclipse just isn’t enough for some people, why you shouldn’t throw away your solar eclipse glasses, how warmer water impacts fish size, and what survival of the fittest means for birds in changing habitats with more competition.