Over the last few weeks, I have been enjoying the insightful, funny, and inspiring moments from the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference (TED), an exclusive event for just 1,000 people every year. The presenters are given very specific time constraints, something like 18 minutes.
Two of the most enjoyable talks I have seen so far have been from two very different scientists with two very different interests.
Jill Taylor, a neuroanatomist from Boston, talks about what it is like to have a stroke, from personal experience.
Cliff Stoll is most famous for catching some international espionage agents through computer forensics and network security, but he really enjoys physics, astronomy, and education.