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TED Talks

Discussion in 'Education & Research' started by Skull and Bones, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Hello respected members.

    I'm dedicating this thread to all the TED Talks happening throughout the world.

    I'm starting out with this inspiring video.

     
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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    My favorite hobby. Great thread. :tup:
     
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    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    Like the graphic delivery of this one
     
  4. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    A small request to members, if you're posting, try to post videos with high resolution.
     
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    Averageamerican Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The youngest of five siblings of a Mennonite family from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hugh Herr was a prodigy rock climber: by age eight, he had scaled the face of the 11,627-foot (3,544 m) Mount Temple in the Canadian Rockies, and by 17 he was acknowledged to be one of the best climbers in the United States.[1]
    In January 1982, after having ascended a difficult technical ice route in Huntington Ravine on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, Herr and a fellow climber Jeff Batzer were caught in a blizzard and became disoriented, ultimately descending into the Great Gulf where they passed three nights in −20 °F (−29 °C) degree temperatures. By the time they were rescued, the climbers had suffered severe frostbite. Both of Herr's legs had to be amputated below the knees; his companion lost his lower left leg, the toes on his right foot, and the fingers on his right hand. During the rescue attempt, volunteer Albert Dow was killed by an avalanche.[1]
    Following months of surgeries and rehabilitation, Herr was doing what doctors told him was unthinkable: climbing again. Using specialized prostheses that he designed, he created prosthetic feet with high toe stiffness that made it possible to stand on small rock edges the width of a coin, and titanium-spiked feet that assisted him in ascending steep ice walls. He used these prostheses to alter his height to avoid awkward body positions and to grab hand and foot holds previously out of reach. His height could range from five to eight feet. As a result of using the prostheses, Herr climbed at an advanced level than he had before the accident, making him the first person with a major amputation to perform in a sport on par with elite-level, able-bodied persons.[2][
    October 25, 1964 (age 49)
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    NationalityAmerican
    FieldsBiophysics
    Mechanical engineering
    Physics
    InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
    Alma materMillersville University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Harvard University
     
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