These onstage demos offer a mind-blowing peek at where technology is taking us.
  1. This bold 3D printing technique, unveiled onstage at TED2015, was inspired by Terminator 2 and is up to 100 times faster than traditional 3D printers:
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  2. The first demo of a cellphone app that can detect cancer much earlier than most tests -- and before symptoms start:
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  3. A ballroom dancer who lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing performs again for the first time on the TED Stage with a prosthetic designed by the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group:
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  4. The Nanopatch, a one-centimeter-by-one-centimeter square vaccine that can be applied painlessly to the skin -- without needles:
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  5. SmartBird, debuted at TEDGlobal 2011, is a large, lightweight robot, modeled after a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings:
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  6. Roboticist Raffaello D'Andrea demos quadcopters, robots that think like athletes and solve physical problems with algorithms that help them learn:
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  7. The first demo showing how flickering the light from a single LED can transmit more data than a cellular tower:
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  8. A drone hummingbird that can fly in all directions, hover, and rotate. This prototype aircraft is also equipped with a video camera and weighs less than one AA battery:
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  9. A demo of a phenomenon known as quantum locking, which allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss:
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  10. Femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, and so detailed it shows light itself in motion:
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