How space exploration accelerates innovation


Let’s say you’re a thermodynamicist, the world’s expert on heat, and I ask you to build me a better oven. You might invent a convection oven, or an oven that’s...

Five Types of Creative Thinking


Divergent thinking, lateral thinking, aesthetic thinking, systems thinking, and inspirational thinking are all considered different types of "creative thinking" do these differ and how do they play a role in...

Resilience lessons from a water goddess | Rethink


Ancient religious practices protected rice crops and coral reefs for centuries in Bali. These farming practices can inform future management there, and help people see landscape-level patterns elsewhere.

The Fight For Adaptive Fashion: How People With Disabilities Struggle To Be Seen (


“Disabled people constitute the largest minority group in the world, yet are the most underserved and underrepresented,” says Kelly Cat-Wells, the founder and CEO of disabled talent agency C Talent...

Can Removing Highways Fix America’s Cities? - The New York Times


Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated...

These Six Questions Will Improve Your Decisions - Darius Foroux

To improve your decisions, you want to look at your process for making a decision. Most people assume that good decision making is a matter of picking a course of...

Qiuqing Tai: TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat -- and the rise of bite-sized content | TED Talk


Short videos -- 60 seconds or less, made and shared on apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram -- are more than just a fun way to pass the time; they've...

Accessible and Barrier-Free Mobility Workshop


Join ITS America, the Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), and AARP on Thursday, March 25 from 1-3:30 PM EST for a virtual workshop in which they will release research on barrier-free...

American suburbs are about to look more like European cities


Over the past few decades, transit-oriented developments have risen in inner-ring suburbs across North America, adding homes and shops near the transit lines that shuttle workers in and out of...

Let’s Say There’s a Covid-19 Vaccine - Who Gets It First?


THE RACE TO find a vaccine against Covid-19 is well underway. It has to be—without one, the Before Time is never coming back. More than a hundred candidates are cooking,...

There are countless products to buy, but only some hit a vaulted status of ‘must have’. What propels a single item into being a sensation?


Early one rainy morning in June, hundreds of people lined up outside Uniqlo stores in Tokyo, clutching umbrellas and waiting for their chance to spend 990 yen on a three-pack...

Abstract: The Art of Design


Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.

How to control someone else's arm with your brain


Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive...