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A teenage chef, a planetary geologist and a wordnik walk into TEDYouth: A look at the speaker lineup

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TEDYouth is a free event just for middle and high school students. This year, it takes place on Saturday, November 15, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, where more than a dozen speakers will explore “Worlds Imagined,” sharing big ideas and inspiring insights on topics that range from science to design, food to technology, entertainment to education.

Check out the full TEDYouth 2014 speaker lineup »

Students in New York City, apply to attend. Applications close on October 12 at 11:59pm ET »

Below, just a few of the speakers you’ll get to see.

Chef Flynn McGarry, just 15-years-old, supervises plating at EUREKA, his monthly supper club that now has a cult following. Chef Flynn McGarry (center) is 15 years old. He supervises plating at EUREKA, a monthly supper club that now has a cult following. Photo: DiningWithFlynn.com

Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was called Mannahatta, "Island of many hills," by Native Americans. Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York City’s other four boroughs. Ecologist Eric Sanderson carefully re-envisioned what New York looked like in 1609, when it was known as Mannahatta, “Island of many hills.” Now, he has launched the Welikia Project, to do the same for New York…

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Here’s a novel way to control Android on a projector

Gigaom

It’s possible to embed Android(s goog) into almost any device these days, and increasingly pocket projectors are shipping with the open-source operating system pre-installed. The problem comes when you realize there isn’t a great way to interact with the touch interface when it’s projected onto a wall. Enter TouchPico, a new Indiegogo campaign offering a product which simulates the touch-screen experience with an infrared stylus.

The magic is in the TouchPico’s infrared pen, which, when pressed onto a surface, outputs an infrared signal that is read by a camera on the front of the projector. This means that users can manipulate the projected screen using the pen like they would a touchscreen device with a finger. The device itself is a pico projector that outputs a 854 x 480 display onto a screen or a wall. Paired with the projector is an Android 4.0 device running on a Rocketchip 1GHz processor…

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