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WikiStage Stanford. Stanford, United States, 2014

There are three questions to consider before trying to travel off the beaten path : where, how and when. But why this way of travelling is interesting and important? That is what Jeremy Ximenez explains.It is often said that travel broads the mind, and it has been proved. But is traveling in crowded places really interesting for people who want to discover new things? For Jeremy Ximenez, it is not. If you want to get better travel experiences you should try to travel differently. Choose the right time for it and start the adventure! "My friends often ask me what are my favorite places, and I tell them that the most memorable experience are those places most of the others avoid." "People in defector states are often particularly hospitable, eager and proud to welcome you to their homeland few others visit." "If there is a place safe to go and no one is going there, you should go now. Because just because the place is safe now, there is no guarantee that it will be later on." "It is worthwhile to inquire about travel and sharing your background, because depending on where you are you might experience prejudice."    
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WikiStage Centrale Paris 1. Paris, France, 2014

"La voiture électrique est un moyen vraiment extraordinaire pour lutter notamment sur la pollution locale." " L'idée, c'était de dire que si on est capable de faire le tour du monde, vous, vous pouvez utiliser une voiture électrique dans votre vie de tous les jours." " Ce qui était vraiment très fort, c'était l'expérience humaine, d'aller frapper aux portes des gens." " On s'est dit que pour motiver et pour réussir à trouver des partenaires, on allait leur faire partager cette audace." " L'audace, ça vous sert sans doute à vous [...] mais c'est aussi un formidable moyen de partager des choses avec les gens autour de vous."  

WikiStage La Paillasse 1. Paris, France, 2015

"(...) So the exploration and curiosity are vital to the human spirit. When we did this, we see that the society in which we live today is saturated with technology, we all have smartphones, almost. we all know how to use Google Earth when today we make a shipment, for a little time is that it is in remote environments, we will use satellite phones, we will use the GPS trackers, etc ... and when one takes a step back, we see that exploration has shaped and changed the course of human history. prehistoric men went out of their cave to hunt for go pick berries and fruits, and it is the very nature makes of man that makes us go towards new horizons, and to go beyond the cave, I want to say. and it teaches us anything, it is that exploration is closely linked to knowledge. Today, the contours of the Earth are clearly known, man knows the geography, school, mountains, rivers etc ... In 1911 for example, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his companions set foot on the South pole, and they discovered and the last virgin geography. In 1969, it was the American Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. In short, the time of great geographical discoveries appears to be over, but the bottom of the oceans and space are areas that still hold many secrets. But the time of the great geographical discoveries in the Edwardian sense, that is to say in the direction of the major British expeditions of the early twentieth century seems to be over. Is it the same for the exploration? Whenever we do an exploration of a new destination, or we make a scientific breakthrough or a technological breakthrough, we are rewarded. We are rewarded by not having satisfied our curiosity, but we are rewarded with profits and tangible applications that can be used in our society. And regardless of the field, scientists today are exploring every day in their own way, seeking situations or creating, and like the great geographical explorations of the great explorers of the twentieth century, they hope to make a discovery better understand the world in which we live. So I think here to scientists and researchers in Antarctica because thou hast well said, I work with the Polar Cluster, and these researchers, particularly on the Russian base "Vostok", have discovered such a sub lake -glacial so 4km deep into the Antarctic continent and the special feature of this sub-glacial lake is that it is the size of Corsica and contains unknown bacteria. I also think of Jean-Louis Etienne, Jean-Louis Etienne is a French polar explorer who in 2017 will start its new expedition ship "PolarPod" and PolarPod is a vertical boat will drift around of Antarctica in the Southern ocean to take samples of CO² and better understand our atmosphere and therefore our world. Then you'll say is that this little guy, what he has to do with it, then, my friends, my relatives and my family are used, they finally describe me as a adventurer or as a budding explorer, and it justified by the fact that since I was very young I actually cultivates an irresistible desire for adventure, that is to say that at 17 I actually crossed the 'Eastern Europe alone and cycling, a year after it was the Atlantic to sail with an English crew, so the Caribbean to England. More recently, I've been around the world 4L with my childhood friend to promote microfinance, entrepreneurship through micro-credit, to promote micro-finance, and in two weeks I go on East coast of Greenland to a polar expedition. And yet there are 4 hours, which also justifies the fact that I am not so well prepared for this presentation, I was in my editor to give the first manuscript of my first book on our round the world 4L. (...) " Production by www.videaux.org  
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TEDxMcGill - Paradigm Shift. Montreal, Canada, 2016

David Shoemaker of MIT and the LIGO Laboratory tells the story of two black holes coalescing 1.3 billion years ago, through Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves and Rai Weiss’ inspiration for detection, to the magical moment on September 14, 2015 – when all the elements came together to realize the first direct detection of ripples in spacetime and the first observation of black holes with a mass of some 30 suns merging to become one. Dr. David Shoemaker is the Director of the MIT LIGO Lab, and the Leader of the Advanced LIGO Project to make the detectors used in the discovery of gravitational waves. Shoemaker started out as a lab technician at MIT in the mid-70’s, but after joining Rai Weiss’ lab he built and tested the instrument which made the first definitive measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background spectrum in the ‘70s. Shoemaker then turned to the field of gravitational-wave detection, helping to advance the measurement technology. After working in Garching, Germany at the Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, and in Orsay, France at the Université de Paris, he returned to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts and worked on the Initial LIGO detectors before taking on the effort to realize the second generation of detectors. Shoemaker is now working to enable 3rd-generation approaches to yet better sensitivity, and supporting efforts to put gravitational-wave detectors in space.
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"Christopher Columbus when he leaves for his first trip in 1492 we know well about 1/3 of the planet in the West. And we said already, it's not worth it, it is useless, it knows everything that we need, there is nothing further, it will cost too much to try and it's too dangerous. " " at any time, at any time, we thought we knew, with a capital S, and we could not know anything more. " " let's create and will exceed the exploration of all we must know " " we will especially have to explore our humanity, that we are, as a human, as an ethnic group, as a group, we have to re-question, and that too is a job for the explorers who want to confront tomorrow. " So here it '" that is what we will do, and if we do that, maybe we will take charge of our destiny tomorrow rather than suffer it. " for me the real question is" If tomorrow all the humanity stops wanting to understand and know, wanting to push the limits, so we will obscurantism, not knowing; and we saw last year what it has given. We must stop, or continue to understand and explore? Www.wikistage.org
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