This 745-foot aerial sculpture stretched along the Vancouver waterfront at TED2014. The net-like design, created by artist Janet Echelman, was made from a fiber called Spectra, which is 15 times stronger than steel.
Passersby could use their cell phones to manipulate the lights, a trick set up by Google’s Aaron Koblin."The lighting on the sculpture is actually a giant website,"he says. “It’s one huge Google Chrome window spread across five HD projectors.”
At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.