A Search Engine For Your Memories

If you’ve ever forgotten someone’s name or had trouble recalling a certain thought, you know how frustrating it is to finally give up on trying to remember it. James Kozloski, an inventor at IBM who focuses on computational and applied neuroscience, is working to create a cognitive assistant that can help solve this problem. He recently filed a patent for a program that can basically …

CH25: Meredith Perry

How searching the internet helped a 22-year-old invent wireless electricity

Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam, its the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device while moving around a room. Perry founded uBeam when she was 22 years old, shortly after graduating from The University of Pennsylvania in astrobiology. In spite of her Ivy League degree and …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: David Edwards

Biodegradable food containers, vaporized booze and more in our latest video

We recently had the chance to spend some time with David Edwards, founder of Le Laboratoire, an unassuming space in Paris which houses a very modern center for art, science and design. Edwards, a Harvard professor, chemical engineer and biotech innovator, created the space for experimentation in product design and under his direction Le Laboratoire takes a unique approach to taking products like a modular …

QuoTED 2013

Our favorite nuggets of knowledge from the insightful speakers at this year's TED conference

While in the audience at last week’s TED conference we kept the tweeting to a minimum and instead used the old-school pen and paper to capture some of our favorite moments. After reviewing them all, here are the quotations that hit us the hardest. “‘Smart’ simply means you’re ready to learn.” Freeman Hrabowski on the difference between intelligence and access to education. “Texting is fingered …

Highlights from the 2013 TED Fellows

The conference's fourth anniversary beckons a new class of young visionaries

Four years have passed since the first TED Fellows took the stage, and in that time the community has grown to 310 total members representing 75 countries. The current crop of 20 impressed the crowd yesterday as they discussed current and future projects across disciplines. Part of the fun has always been the diversity of talent—exemplified this year in polar opposites Bao Haus restauranteur Eddie …