As a PhD student in biochemistry at Oxford University, Daniel Perez often stumbles on the roots of incredible science. But a huge portion of patented discoveries haven’t been commercialized, often because the inventors don’t understand market applications. So he decided to expand the pool of minds brainstorming on these technologies. All they’d have to do is use their marbles and devise applications for new and old ideas. Makeshift talked to him about his web platform, Marblar, and using space lasers in traffic signals.