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As anyone who’s ever recovered from an injury knows, physical therapy can be painful, boring and slow. Romanian entrepreneur and TED Fellow Cosmin Mihaiu is out to change that with MIRA, software that disguises physical therapy exercises as fun-to-play videogames. Here’s how it works.

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Computers have become so powerful that the idea they can’t just do, you know, *everything* is almost unfathomable. Yet many calculations are still too big for even the biggest supercomputer to process. That’s where the promise of quantum computing comes in. Scientist and TED Fellow Jonathan Home explains.

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Half the vaccines that are manufactured each year don’t make it to their destination, getting lost or damaged along the way between manufacturer and remote health clinics. That means that each year, 1.5 million children in the developing world die needlessly. Neuroscientist and TED Fellow Catharine Young explains a novel approach she thinks can fix the problems.

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Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim, deaf since birth, talks with Daniel Kish, who lost his sight to cancer aged 13 months, about sound and sound “etiquette.”

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Human beings have made enormous changes to Earth, reshaping it, developing it and generally altering it so much that in many cases its pre-human condition has become unrecognizable. In this far-ranging conversation, ecologist Erle Ellis and landscape architect Bradley Cantrell discuss what this means for ecology and architecture … and how we might think about protecting our planet.

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For the last 12 years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has photographed her family as it deals with reality on the American post-industrial front lines in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The images, she says, show a family struggling to survive.

5 ways to keep your data safe right now | ideas.ted.com

There isn’t much that we can do to stop hackers from stealing the data we entrust to companies. However, there are some easy things we can all do to significantly reduce the harm from such breaches. TED Fellow Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the ACLU, explains.