Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

What to do if no lunar-update posts - hmmm Watch some TED Talks

It is Summer Time and time flies.
Grandchildren came back yesterday from visiting their biological
father and their mom comes for a visit from Iraq tonight.
She has 18 days off and then back to Iraq.

I have had some conversations with folks off-line but have been remiss
in passing along what is happening in space.

We are on Mars with the Phoenix Mission and I am sure you have been
watching their progress.

The shuttle has been to the ISS and back and there have been great
videos at NASA TV.

There are a lot of other things going on, like don't drive as much
because of the rising price of fuel for the cars.
- LRK -

U.S. gas: So cheap it hurts

Relatively low taxes have kept pump prices far below most other
developed nations, which some say is precisely why the current runup
is so painful.

TV ads for who should be our new president are popping up everywhere.
Too bad we can't spend some of that ad money on more worthwhile endeavors.
- LRK -


Where the smart money is this election

Flush with media dollars, Obama stretched Clinton

By Diego Vasquez
Jun 17, 2008

If I haven't bothered you with enough noise and you have the time,
maybe gather some inspiration from watching some of the TED Talks
At least take a look at a quick summary of 10 of the talks and then
check out the information below.
- LRK -


Announcing the Top 10 TEDTalks

With 50 million views since we started posting video two years ago,
TEDTalks have become a powerful cultural force.

To celebrate this milestone, we're releasing a never-before-seen list:
the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time, as of June 2008.

With speakers like neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor and global health
expert Hans Rosling, the list proves one of the compelling ideas
behind TEDTalks: that an unknown speaker with a powerful idea can
reach -- and move -- a global audience through the power of quality
web video. Links to all 10 talks are found below the video window --
or browse through our Top 10 TEDTalks Theme. Even if you've seen them
all, the highlights video below is darn fun.


Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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Dear TEDizens,

We passed an important milestone this week at TED, and wanted to share
it with you: 50 million TED talks have now been viewed worldwide,
nearly half of them outside the U.S. To keep pace with demand, we're
now releasing a new talk every weekday. (Today, be sure to watch
Boston Philharmonic conductor Benjamin Zander, who was a huge hit at
this year's TED conference).

To celebrate two years and 50 million TED talks, we're releasing for
the first time the list of the Top 10 TED talks (below). These are the
talks that have proven most popular over time, and -- interestingly --
they mainly feature speakers who were little-known before their talk
was released. (The most popular talk, viewed 2 1/2 million times and
counting, features neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, who observed her
own stroke while it was happening.)

Watch the Top 10 Talks highlights video >>

Top 10 TEDTalks of all time
1. Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

2. Jeff Han's touchscreen foreshadows the iPhone and more

3. David Gallo shows underwater astonishments

4. Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth

5. Arthur Benjamin does "mathemagic"

6. Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

7. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen

8. Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do

9. Al Gore on averting a climate crisis

10. Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks

Even -- or especially -- if you've seen all these talks, the
highlights video is well worth a watch. And if you're outraged that
your personal favorite isn't yet the most popular, drop us a note.
Perhaps it will make our upcoming round up of "Hidden Gems" ...

Thank you for helping us spread ideas!

Chris Anderson
TED Curator

June Cohen
Executive Producer, TED Media




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