Robert Fischell invented the rechargeable pacemaker and the implantable insulin pump — not to mention created the precursor to GPS. The 87-year-old shares a peek into his creative process.
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.