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Turning Apples into Ears: Creativity in the Lab

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What if we let creativity and play mix with science? Here’s a lab that is doing just that, and in doing so coming up with incredible discoveries, like the ability to turn apples into ears…

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26 minutes

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Can You Hear Me Now? From Operator to iPad

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Have you ever wondered what life was like before smartphones (or have you forgotten)? Here’s a reminder that will have you appreciating modern communication!

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9 minutes

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thought Leaders!

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Think about it, the next generation of thought leaders is sitting in a classroom right now! How will we inspire them, and make sure they can explore their passions?

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16 minutes

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The City that Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

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Is it possible to run a city entirely on renewable energy? Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the US to achieve this accomplishment and today we checkout how!

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5 minutes

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Would YOU Want Alien Neighbors?

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In the search for life beyond this planet are we asking the right questions? Should we be looking for alien life? Or is searching a part of being human?

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15 minutes

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Shattering the Records: Are We Getting Faster, Better, and Stronger?

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This Olympics we have seen records broken, ceilings shattered, and remarkable feats of athleticism. Are athletes really getting better or is there something else happening here? Here’s the remarkable answer…

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11 minutes

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What Will We Know in 100 Years?

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Explore some of the discoveries of the past century! From penicillin, to our origins, to general relativity, we have learned a lot over the past 100 years! What will we learn in the next?

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7 minutes

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Insights From Carl Sagan: From ET to Religion

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What is our place in the grander scheme of history, the universe, and life beyond earth? Here are some insights from Carl Sagan that give us a little perspective on where we are within it all.

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7 minutes

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Searching for Whale Song Beneath the Waves

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What would it be like to swim with whales as they sing in the depths of the ocean? We may not make it there personally, but this video gets us closer!

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23 minutes

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Khan Academy: A Free World-Class Education for All

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Have you stumbled upon the most accessible place on the web for education, at any age? There is no need to struggle ever again. A free education is available to all us us at every level!

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23 minutes

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Where is Everybody? SETI searches for extraterrestrials

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What are the odds – the actual, scientifically calculated chances – of our communicating with other intelligent life out in the universe? Turns out they are mathematically pretty good! Take a look…

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19 minutes

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A Journey Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

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Let’s go on a journey to the northernmost town on the planet on an adventure to the Svalbard Seed Vault. A bank buried deep within a mountain that holds the seeds for our future!

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25 minutes

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The Ghost Army of World War II

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Have you ever heard of the Ghost Army? This small team of artists, designers, and sound engineers brought to life an invisible army of 60,000 and helped change the course of history!

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9 minutes

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The Secret Life of the Snowy Owl

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What if we could fly along with the snowy owl as it made its migration? An NPR team decided to follow the remarkable journey of Baltimore, the most studied snowy owl in history, to get a glimpse at what the lives of these mysterious creatures looks like!

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23 minutes

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Want to Be a Space Archaeologist?

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Growing up a great number of us probably wanted to be an astronaut or an archaeologist, but what if you could have been both? Yes, space archaeology is here, and soon, we will be able to become citizen space archaeologists!

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12 minutes

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Making the Grid Smarter!

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With all of our advancements in technology, we have seen little innovation when it comes to how we power all of our new gizmos and gadgets! What would a future with a smarter energy grid look like and how would that come to benefit us all?

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13 minutes

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The Magic of Pixar: Blending Science and Art

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What if we were able to use our unique life experiences to push the boundaries of possibility? Danielle Feinberg is a Pixar animator who takes her love for art, technology, and science and brings them together to create movie magic. Here is her story!

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5 minutes

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Can Eco-Conscious Transportation Be Cool?

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Josh Hadar is making being environmentally friendly sexy with his “hippie hogs,” electric bikes with artful forms that turn heads…

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12 minutes

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Flying Machines of the Future

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How will drones shape, or reshape, possibility in the future? In this beautiful and fascinating TED Talk, innovator Raffaello D’Andrea, along with some of his drones, lays out what the future may have in store for us!

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16 minutes

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Human Voice Remixed for Wonder

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What happens when your limitations force you to recreate reality? For the cutting-edge musician Beardyman, the desire to push the boundaries of what is possible with the human voice have opened up a new musical and creative world.

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11 minutes

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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

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How can we police large swaths of endangered rainforest with something we all have at home? The incredible startup Rainforest Connection is taking our old cell phones and giving them a second life as protectors of some of the most at-risk habitat on the planet!

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10 minutes

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Sally Ride: Pioneer, Astronaut, Icon

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Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, but her path to becoming an icon for equality was riddled with moments that exemplified why diversity is so very important to progress. Here are some of those stories in her own words…

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8 minutes

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Drones Ignite a Creative Spark

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Can technology spark a new creative wave? A collaboration between Intel and Ars Electronica to create Drone 100, a record-breaking spectacle of music, light, and technology, is changing the future of technology and the awe it can inspire.

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14 minutes

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How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

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The Foldscope is a nearly indestructible paper microscope that costs less than a dollar to manufacture, and it is changing the future of education and medicine in developing countries. Here’s its incredible story…

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9 minutes

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How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

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9 minutes

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Underwater with the National Geographic Crittercam

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National Geographic’s Crittercams are changing the way we learn about some of the most notoriously difficult animals to study on this planet. Today we ride along with manta rays, whale sharks, and humpback whales in an up close and personal way…

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32 minutes

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Medieval Medicine for the Modern World

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This is the tale of how an ax-wielding nun, a medieval text, and modern science came together to find a cure to one of today’s greatest medical dilemmas. Get ready for an incredible story of discovery…

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12 minutes

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At the Volcano’s Edge

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What happens when you use drones to explore the depths of one of the world’s most active volcanoes? We join explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman on his journey to discover life at the edge of one of the planet’s most hostile environments!

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22 minutes

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A Ring in the Desert

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Out in the middle of the desert is a place revered by a special group of people. This place is not a religious site, a natural wonder, or the resting place of an important person. It is a phone booth. And it’s story has become a global phenomenon.

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