What impact do TED talks have on the audience?

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TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks are a huge business and have had over a billion views. There are two main TED conferences a year – the TED conference and the TEDGlobal, are two main TED conferences done each year and there are a large number of satellite conferences (TEDx) all over the world. A quick Google Scholar search shows TED talks even receive scholarly citations. Sugimoto, Thelwall, Larivière, Tsou, Mongeon and Macaluso (2013) published an article in PLOS ONE discussing the scientific impact of TED talks. They looked into the characteristics of academic presenters, the relationship between these characteristics and video popularity, and the impact a TED talk has on the presenter’s citation impact.

 

 

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Explore The Hidden World Of Cymatics With Spica Speakers

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If you are too bored with all the lava and plasma lamps and displays then make way for the Spica Speakers, which bring out the best from the world of water. Although water isn’t an illuminant like lava and plasma, it does give you a fantastic effect in the form of shape shifting patterns and delightfully trippy reflections. Best of all, it’s an audio lamp as well. So you can sense the showers of the Amazon all around you when you’re safely tucked in bed.
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Ultimate See-Through Speakers

Ultimate See-Through Speakers

Ferguson Hill’s transparent speakers

Check out Ferguson Hill’s transparent designed speakers. As you can plainly see, the FH001 is a horn speaker made of clear acrylic. Horns are among the oldest speaker designs because they are incredibly efficient, and they also extend the low-frequency range of the driver. As a result, the FH001 boasts an efficiency of 100dB/W/m and needs only 3 to 50 watts of amp power, making it ideal for tube-based power amps so beloved by many audiophiles. And its frequency range is an astounding 150Hz-20kHz (±5dB) with no crossover. (Pics)

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Ocean Way Monitors

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We all need speakers that are as big as a house

Audiophiles will often scoff at professional sound equipment, saying that it isn’t refined enough for truly high performance. While the ugly duckling Ocean Way HR-2A lacks the fancy wood veneers of many big ticket speakers, I wish all audiophiles could all experience them so they could learn how truly wimpy most fancy audio rigs really are. Continue reading… “Ocean Way Monitors”

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Turn Your Clothes Into Fabric Speakers

Turn Your Clothes Into Fabric Speakers 

Transforming your clothes into speakers sounds weird, but science is working hard to bring fiction to reality. Like most of the technological breakthroughs these days, this one also seems possible with the help of nanotechnology. Researchers at Beijing’s Tsinghua University noticed that sending an audio frequency current through carbon nanotubes resulted in good quality sound.

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Beer Tap With Built-In LCD TV

Beer Tap With Built-In LCD TV 

 v-POD Beer Dispenser With LCD Screen

The problem with having your beer tap and your TV seperate is that sooner or later you’re going to have to get up off your ass and get a beer. That means missing like 2 seconds of TV time. Something important might happen during that time. With this awesme innovation, you won’t ever have to miss anything again while getting a beer. It’s the v-POD beer dispenser with LCD screen from the house of MicroMatic.

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