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TED Fellow Greg Gage turns a smartphone into a microscopeTED Fellow Greg Gage turns a smartphone into a microscope

Posted By Karen Eng

At TED2012, DIY neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow Greg Gage shocked the TED audience when he cut the leg off a live cockroach onstage to demonstrate his Spiker Box – a device that allows anyone to see and hear spikes in the neural activity of insects. A year later, his company Backyard Brains is coming up with […]

Art

Playlist: 9 talks that give a new view of naturePlaylist: 9 talks that give a new view of nature

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Most people rarely feel compelled to stare at grains of sand. But when those same grains are magnified hundreds of times and rendered in three dimensions, they appear like individual pieces of colored glass crafted by a skilled artist — no two pieces the same. In today’s TEDTalk, photographer turned microbiologist turned inventor Gary Greenberg […]