When Danish chef Thorsten Schmidt was asked to create a banquet in space, the endless tangle of restrictions helped him understand what really matters when it comes to food.
A new technology that goes by the ungainly name of CRISPR-Cas9 could change the human genome for generations. Here’s why its inventor is trying to press pause.
Computers have become so powerful that the idea they can’t just do, you know, *everything* is almost unfathomable. Yet many calculations are still too big for even the biggest supercomputer to process. That’s where the promise of quantum computing comes in. Scientist and TED Fellow Jonathan Home explains.
The reasons why women and people of color are not pursuing computer science jobs are complicated. Robin Hauser Reynolds, director of a documentary looking at the gender gap, shares four reasons women don’t seem to flourish in the tech world — and proposes some solutions.
It’s still early days for virtual reality, but filmmaker Chris Milk is bullish about the possibilities. Here, the man who melted the Internet with projects for Arcade Fire and Johnny Cash mulls the possibilities of the medium he’s betting on in a big way.