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Need to Solve a Problem? Turn to Nature!

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The natural world is a remarkable problem solver. So, why aren’t we turning to nature to find more answers to our complex problems? Here’s how biomimicry is helping us build a better future!

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8 minutes

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Litterati: Connecting Us All and Changing Paradigms!

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Have you heard of the amazing social media project that can eliminate litter from our planet? It’s bringing together ordinary people, brands, governments and the power of big data–all with a novel artistic magnetism!

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17 minutes

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CRISPR: Start at Any Level of Understanding!

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What do “glow in the dark” mice have to do with the cure for cancer or genetic defects? Turns out, they are pointing us in amazing directions. Here’s a new technology that may change everything for all of us!

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10 minutes

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A Village Made of Plastic

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What might happen if we placed more focus on the idea of inventing ever more creative and practical uses for what’s already been made? Why keep making more “stuff”? There’s something popping up in Panama that can inspire us all!

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14 minutes

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Sight: It’s Right On The Tip of Your Tongue

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Have you heard of the device that uses the tongue to transmit visual information to the brain? Today, we’ll take a look into the lives of Andy and Erik to see the potential in this amazing innovation!

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8 minutes

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When Robotics Lend a Hand

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Here’s a moment where technology becomes a bit more…human

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19 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn’t a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!

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17 minutes

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Designing Our Environments for Wonder

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Today we meet a team who are working to bridge the gap between nature, technology, and art with hopes for a more beautiful future! Dan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark of wonder that can enlighten us all.

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5 minutes

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Replacing DEET with Ducks?

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With help from our friends, we could waddle our way into a healthier future! Lets see how this is happening in parts of our world today…

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14 minutes

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How Paper Tools will Change the World

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When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn’t we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!

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13 minutes

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What Could the Creation of Art in Space Mean for our Future?

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Did you know there’s a sculpture floating in the wild unknown outside of our planet? What could this mean for us?

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10 minutes

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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A Fascinating, Long Winded History

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You’ve most likely seen the new generation of wind turbines twirling happily in the distance, but do we know how crucial these contraptions have been to humankind for thousands of years? Let’s rediscover the power of the wind.

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19 minutes

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Practicing Practical Compassion with the Shoe That Grows

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Have you seen The Shoe That Grows? This genius idea is changing lives across the globe and it didn’t come from a millionaire or a world-renowned inventor but a real person just like us! Here’s his story!

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14 minutes

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Ever Widening Circles is Ready to Change the World!

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This week, Ever Widening Circles will be getting a facelift! Here’s a look at where we have come from and how we are ready to change the world!

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28 minutes

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What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality?

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Talk about virtual reality feels like it’s everywhere, but why all the hype? Today we explore why VR may be the next big thing, and what’s going on in our brains to make these digital worlds so real (and fun)!

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20 minutes

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Could “Connection” Start at the Level of Our Five Senses?

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Are we starting at the right level when we strive to understand each other? What if videos about new technologies that correct sensory disabilities can point us to a new starting point for connection?

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Endless Possibility in Embracing Your Constraints

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Have you ever thought of the obstacles you face as a good thing? Reframing and embracing the obstacles in our lives may actually lead us to better and more creative answers!

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The Secrets of the Speedcubers

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Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? This puzzle may seem impossible, but there’s a lot more to it. You don’t have to take our word for it, here’s the world record holder, at 5.25 seconds, with his tips!

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The Innovations that Changed us from Agriculture to Astronauts

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Can the past help us to imagine a brighter future? The history of humanity is filled with remarkable innovations, perhaps it’s time we took a second to celebrate them and gain a little perspective on how far we’ve come!

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Good News! Confusing Doors Aren’t Your Fault!

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Confusing doors are everywhere, but we have good news: It turns out that fixing those doors is just the first step in a new way innovators are reshaping a better future for us all!

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5 minutes

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The Sound Mirrors of WWII

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Have you ever considered what’s next, after cell phones, GPS and the internet? We are never at an end point you know. Here’s a bit of wonder that reminds us to always consider what’s next!

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10 minutes

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How to Get Better at Just About Anything!

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Are you practicing correctly? Can you even learn a new skill as you age? Why is practice even important? Our brains are capable of a lot, especially if we know the best way to teach them!

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9 minutes

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Finally, What To Do With Your Old Cell Phones!

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We all have a cell phone graveyard filled with the ghosts of technologies past. So, what are we to do with all these electronics? Finding ways to recycle our e-waste is great in the short term, but here is how technology is changing to become more sustainable!

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Revisiting the Amazing Progress of The Ocean Cleanup Project

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Wonder what happens to some of the amazing projects/technologies you hear about? Here’s the update on an extraordinary concept invented by a 17-year-old!

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12 minutes

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Way Beyond the Swan: Here’s Origami in Space!

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Here’s what happens when we apply the Mathematics of Origami, complex folding, to engineering and space!

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5 minutes

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Growing Veggies with Shredded Cash?

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Ever wonder what happens to cash after it gets taken out of circulation? What the Federal Reserve in New Orleans does with it may plant a little inspiration in you. Check it out!

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8 minutes

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Robots, the Future of Food?

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Robots have changed a lot of industries, will food be next? Here’s how the future of robotics may help the world get access to better, healthier food!

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11 minutes

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Is 100% Renewable Energy Actually Possible? Really?

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We live with a constant barrage of politically motivated rhetoric about the best energy sources. Perhaps it’s time to cool down and be objective about what is already possible!

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