Serious Future Energy Options

15 minutes

Hype Aside: What are our real energy options?

Do you feel us edging away from fossil fuels? If we look where innovation is moving, it’s not in coal, oil and gas. No the creative thought leaders and clever young innovators are moving on. See where they are taking us!

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9 minutes

Unlikely Heroes: the Hidden Gems of 2016 on EWC!

Once in a while it’s good to travel with a guide who really knows the hidden gems in any landscape, the extraordinary things that shouldn’t be missed. Today, let us be your guide to some remarkable hidden gems of possibility!

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11 minutes

Hexaflexagon Wonder to Flex Mex Recipe

Do you remember the wonder of a particular paper folding trick where it seemed a new color surfaced with every refold, even though the hexagon was only 2-sided? Here’s a whole new take on that!

Image: Electric eel in a beautiful aquarium habitat

9 minutes

How is an Eel Like a Taser?

What could we learn from the “outliers”? Here’s a way to start down the path of finding something to respect and even learn from the un-lovables.

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11 minutes

Better Living Through Robotics

What does the future of robotics look like? Well, it turns out those utopian ideas of a 21st century filled with robots might not be so far off! Here’s a look at what’s possible!

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13 minutes

Ever Heard of the Earthship?

What if you could live in sync with the environment? The Earthship is providing an alternative way of life for homeowners who want to live off the grid!

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12 minutes

Flying Machines of the Future

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!

Foldscope

14 minutes

How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

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

#EarthArt: A Hashtag, Literally, “Out of this World!”

Astronaut Scott Kelly made it back to Earth last week after a year spent in space. While orbiting the globe, he shared his unique perspective on the world below on Instagram and Twitter, and the images he sent back down to of us all are incredibly awe-inspiring.

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14 minutes

Kelvin Doe: The youngest MIT visiting practitioner

If you think children could be more inspired, we do to! So today, we have a bonus for you: we look at a young man who, at only 15 years old in Sierra Leone, found things in trash cans to create a working radio station, AND we introduce our “Educational Enrichment” pages!

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16 minutes

Neuroscience Made Fun!

Can neuroscience be inspiring and even fun? It absolutely can! This TED Talk is a jaw-dropper and will change the way you think of your own body, and what is possible!

Image: Cuban flag over Plaza de la Cathdral at sunset, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba --- Image by © Corbis

9 minutes

Drones Over Cuba Reveal An Accidental Eden

Drone technology brings us Cuba!.. It’s open now and largely untouched by pop culture, with the charm and natural beauty of the 1950’s! Take a look at the magical perspective 21st century drone technology brings us!

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11 minutes

Cow Power

When we consider all the possibilities for sources of renewable energy, few people realize the potential of poo. But it’s there, and in a BIG way! Here’s genius: milk and energy on the hoof!

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18 minutes

One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.

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15 minutes

Fun Theory

Check out an initiative called “Fun Theory”, where engineering and good design is inspiring us to make MUCH better choices!