Funky words and photos from Mars: A recap of Session 3 from TEDYouth 2014

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A great way to see how a jellyfish moves? Luminescent dye, as shown by Kakani Katija. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED A great way to see how a jellyfish moves? Luminescent dye, as shown by Kakani Katija. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED

The final session of TEDYouth 2014 focuses on what makes us human — the way we talk, the way we walk, the words we sing, the waves we surf. 

Want to watch for yourself? The live webcast of TEDYouth — in English, Spanish and Arabic — will be available for free playback until 5pm Eastern on Tuesday, November 18.

How jellyfish swim. On land, animals leave footprints that tell us a lot about their size, form and capabilities. Marine organisms do too—their footprints are “wake structures,” but they are hard to see since water is translucent. Bioengineer Kakani Katija finds ways to make them visible—using dyes, lasers and more—and measurable. Through this research, she and her intrepid collaborators can understand how sea organisms move, and the complex interplay between…

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