Autonomous flying machines meet the entertainment industry. Whimsy and delight ensue.

TED’s presented our share of near-misses and might-never-happen tech demos — including, depending on how you count, at least 5 flying cars.

Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it).


Dire ocean stats from Mission Blue, the Netflix original documentary about scientist Sylvia Earle.

Photographer Adam Magyar shoots the world at high speed and then slows it down to 56 times the length of reality.

Heather Barnett makes art from physarum polycephalum, including a beautiful timelapse film of its growth. Check out some truly strange GIFs of the work.

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Watch how drones have been presented on the TED stage in various ways over 15 years.