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Every year, the organization known simply as TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) awards three "exceptional individuals" with $100,000 and the granting of "One Wish to Change the World." We'd like to congratulate 2009's three winners: the deep-sea explorer Sylvia Earle, the extraterrestrial life researcher Jill Cornell Tarter, and the classical musician and social reformer José Antonio Abreu.This is a significant honor for the prize winners, to be sure, but the most exciting part of the award's bestowal is that world-changing wish. Those wishes will be unveiled at the 2009 TED Conference next spring.
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