Featured by Veronique Greenwood and Cassandra Willyard
The Brilliant Ten: Nicole Abaid Studies Bats To Make Drones Smarter
Learning how bats avoid radar jamming could help scientists control huge swarms of robots.
The Brilliant Ten: Roxana Geambasu Exposes How Companies Use Your Data
She's also teaching the cloud to forget personal information.
The Brilliant Ten: Manu Prakash Brings Science To The Masses
He creates low-cost alternatives to high-tech research equipment.
The Brilliant Ten: Michael Habib Uncovers The Secrets Of Pterosaurs
His techniques reveal how these schoolbus-sized reptiles were able to fly, and could help engineers design better parachutes and hang gliders.
The Brilliant Ten: Katharina Ribbeck Makes Antibiotic Alternatives Out Of Mucus
Snot is way more sophisticated than people give it credit for.
The Brilliant Ten: Jonathan Viventi Builds Devices That Decode Thoughts
His brain implants could one day halt epileptic episodes and allow amputees to control prostheses with their minds.
The Brilliant Ten: Prabal Dutta Powers The Internet Of Things
His devices scavenge energy from the environment to fuel sensors that collect data and monitor the environment.
The Brilliant Ten: Jordan Green Trains Immune Systems To Fight Cancer
He uses nanoparticles to program the body to attack even the most elusive tumors.
The Brilliant Ten: Christopher Mason Sequences Genes Everywhere
From spit-covered toys to the International Space Station, DNA is everywhere, and this guy wants to decode it.
The Brilliant Ten: Katia Koelle Models How Viruses Turn Deadly
As pathogens mutate rapidly around us, this evolutionary biologist plans to keep humans one step ahead.