Camilla Arndal Andersen
With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people's sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food -- and shows how this data could help us eat healthier without sacrificing taste.
Physical organic chemist
During the winter of 2018-2019, one million tons of salt were applied to icy roads in the state of Pennsylvania alone. The salt from industrial uses like this often ends up in freshwater rivers, making their water undrinkable and contributing to a growing global crisis. Tina Arrowood shares a three-step plan to keep salt out of rivers - and create a circular salt economy that turns industrial byproducts into valuable resources.
Distraction, disruption and rapid change define our modern lives. As the world and our interactions grow more complex, so do our challenges. To solve for modern problems, we need a new framework for innovation itself, one that considers all perspectives and outcomes in the calculus. Our model to truly transform society must be collaborative and transparent, and unfold at scale and speed to exceed the issues we face. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED