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How do our connections define the world around us?

How do our connections define the world around us?

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Networks

Networks surround and sustain us, in nature, in our bodies, in relationships, in the digital world. This hour, TED speakers explore how we rely on networks and how we have the power to shape them.

Trees can't talk — or can they? Ecologist Suzanne Simard says tree communicate with each other in a unique way. Courtesy Suzanne Simard hide caption

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How Do Trees Collaborate?

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Can We Improve Our Transportation Network Using...Biology?

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What Happens When Hackers Hijack Our Smart Devices?

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Is There A Limit To How Many Friends We Can Have?

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