Our fingerprints are what make us unique -- but they're also home to a world of information hidden in molecules that reveal our actions, lifestyles and routines. In this riveting talk, chemist Simona Francese shows how she studies these microscopic traces using mass spectrometry, a technology that analyzes fingerprints in previously impossible detail, and demonstrates how this cutting-edge forensic science can help police catch criminals.
In the age of smart tech, privacy is a definite concern. Here's the download on who has your information and what they're doing with it. Watch »
10 talks · Total run time 2:10:10
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Are we living in a post-truth era? Yes, but that's because we're a post-truth species.
Shared fictions -- in the form of news, religions, novels, sports, money, even brands -- fill our lives, but that's OK. It’s these shared beliefs that have helped humans cooperate and conquer the planet, explains historian Yuval Harari.