One of the great things about living in Cambridge is being surrounded by such brilliant minds. What with numerous colleges and universities in the area, Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Boston College to name a few, we're bursting with new ideas!
We got a glimpse into 9 novel ideas at the Big IDEAS for Busy People event Friday night, where speakers only have FIVE minutes to describe their big idea, followed by another 5 minutes to answer questions from the audience. The talks were very diverse, ranging from biomedical and electrical engineering, atmospheric science, physics, psychology, even literature! There was a huge turnout, and although I showed up half an hour early, I was barely able to find a seat. Just goes to show how this city drinks in science and new ideas. I've summarized only a few of the great talks below.