There's a column in this morning's NY Times about the TED conference (Technology * Entertainment * Design), an annual four-day event during which VERY brainy people exchange ideas. Anyway, videos of the participants' talks are now being posted at the TED site. These are fascinating presentations of mostly out-of-the-box ideas by some of the planet's brightest and most talented people.
Go to tedtalks. Don't miss the talk given by Hans Rosling. Who knew statistics about income and infant mortality could be so fascinating?!