Seven TED 2013 videos you don’t want to miss

3. For A World Without Cancer: Jack Andraka. Andraka, a 16-year-old Maryland high school student, has invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers. He recently won the Gordon E. Moore top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, as well as the Google Thinking Big Award for the project, addressing a seemingly impossible problem and finding an elegant solution with broad impact. Read more here.

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2. The Boy Who Played With Fusion: Taylor Wilson. Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now he wants to save our seaports from nuclear terror. Read more here.

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1. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud. Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other—using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at

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