The Brilliant Ten of 2014

For the 13th year, Popular Science honors the brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world.

The 2014 Brilliant Ten
The 2014 Brilliant TenIllustrations by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo

Each year, Popular Science goes through a six-month selection process to identify the most inspired young scientists and engineers—researchers whose ideas will transform the future. Here are 2014's best and brightest.

Nicole Abaid

Nicole Abaid

Nicole Abaid Studies Bats To Make Drones SmarterIllustrations by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo
Prabal Dutta

Prabal Dutta

Fuels The Internet Of ThingsIllustrations by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo
Roxana Geambasu

Roxana Geambasu

Exposes How Companies Use Your DataIllustrations by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo