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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 of 2014
For the 13th year, Popular Science honors the brightest young minds reshaping science, engineering, and the world.
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.
How Arjun Raj Reveals The Inner Workings Of Cells
Raj and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania invented a technique for tracking how a cell's genes are expressed.
How Feng Zhang Modified A Cell’s Genome On The Fly
His techniques could be used to study the genetics of autism and schizophrenia.
How Heather Knutson Reads The Weather On Exoplanets
Meet the world's first exoplanet meteorologist.
How David Schmale Tracks Airborne Microbes With Drones
The aerobiologist uses drones to study the almost unknown ecosystem above our heads.