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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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7 minutes

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Honey, Are We Polluted?

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Our world is polluted and the bee population is diminishing, but could it actually be possible for us to save both of them at the same time? An airport in Germany has come up with a process that may just work!

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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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22 minutes

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So, What’s a Food Forest?

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There’s something growing on the South Coast of New Zealand that could change our lives. Check it out!

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8 minutes

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Discovering the Life Flowing through the Grand Canyon

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The natural wonders of the world have a lot more to offer than just beauty! Let’s discover what we can learn from the river that flows through the Grand Canyon and the people who live in its surrounding area. How are they connected?

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7 minutes

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Rebuilding Community after Disaster Strikes

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When a natural disaster takes away everything, what will people do in the name of rebuilding community? Meet a man who is keeping his community and their culture alive starting with at the corner store.

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13 minutes

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Changing Lives in South Africa…with Skateboards?

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A community grows stronger when the people are able to come together. In 2001, Indigo Skate Camp opened in rural South Africa and has since created new camps in neighboring towns. Join us today to see the awesome effect that this has made in their communities!

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10 minutes

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A Land Brought Back From the Dead

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There’s a piece of land in Texas that everyone had forgotten about. Everyone, except for one man who, with a lot of care and perseverance, has managed to bring it back to life. Join us today as we discover how!

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4 minutes

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Meet the Man Who’s Saving Silence

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Join us today and meet the man whose passion is preserving the last square inches of silence in the United States.

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6 minutes

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Meet the People on a Quest to Rebuild National Forests!

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Today we’re meeting a wonderful organization dedicated to growing the trees that’ll become a part of saving gorgeous national forests and ultimately, the hundreds of species that depend on them, including you!

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22 minutes

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Creating Something Out of Nothing: The Forest Man of India

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Magicians aren’t the only people who specialize in making something out of nothing. There are a few ordinary folks whose single-mindedness is their magic. See what you think of the work of the Forest Man of India.

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7 minutes

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The Oldest Mime on Silent Communication Between Us

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Silence can teach us a lot about ourselves and others. Here’s the world’s oldest mime, Richmond Shepard, at age 87, sharing his reflections on life and communication.

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7 minutes

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Fungi, the Technology of the Future?

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Imagine a future filled with bricks, furniture, and leather made of mushrooms! That fungi-filled future is here and it’s the kind of innovation that needs celebrating!

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5 minutes

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Turning Trash into Musical Instruments

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Meet the artist and musician Ken Butler. Since 1978, he has been pushing the limits of possibility with his art by turning trash into musical instruments!

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20 minutes

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The Young Innovators Series: Meet Maddie from Fix it Friday

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Meet Maddie Willer, an amazing young innovator and a founder of Fix It Friday, a project spreading a mission of sustainability by fixing one garment at a time!

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14 minutes

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Meet the Dogs Who Have Become Penguin Protectors!

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There are times when human ingenuity comes in doses that are so successful and inspiring that you just want to shout it from the highest yardarm. Here’s just such a story!

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27 minutes

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Skateboarding for Peace in Afghanistan

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The most remarkable innovations often happen with sweeping speed, when someone puts things together in a novel way. See how amazing hope and education have lurched forward through skateboarding in Afghanistan!

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13 minutes

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Saving Rivers by Turning Toxins Into Art!

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How can painting with toxic sludge save rivers? Two professors at Ohio University are teaming up to combine art and science to conserve and protect polluted waterways!

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30 minutes

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Using Light as a Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease!

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Remarkable science alert! Scientists have recently found a therapy for Alzheimer’s that uses light to reverse some of the symptoms of the disease!

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18 minutes

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MakerNurse Bringing Innovation to the Bedside

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What happens when you put the tools for innovation into the hands of nurses? You get MakerNurse, and incredible project changing the future of patient care!

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10 minutes

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The Wild Potential of Embracing Our Limitations

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What if embraced our limitations? What possibilities might we discover if we just owned them and let them force us to get creative. We might actually find possibilities we would never have discovered. Take a look at how remarkable this mindset can be!

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6 minutes

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How Dance is Informing Wheelchair Technology

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Check out the Rolling Dance Chair, an incredible example of how innovation can happen when we think outside of the box about possibility!

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20 minutes

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Biking for Equality in Afghanistan

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Can a bike break down cultural barriers? Cyclist and National Geographic Adventurer Shannon Gilpin takes us to Afghanistan where she is helping to break down barriers to equality one bike ride at a time!

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20 minutes

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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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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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55 minutes

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Why Should We Be Optimistic About Our World?

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Looking at the news, it’s hard to formulate a reason to think things are actually great and getting better. But here’s a podcast that might shift your perspective dramatically! Enjoy!

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9 minutes

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Landfill Art: Amazing on Many Levels

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What if we connected our world by finding amazing new ways to use the things we already have too much of: like garbage, for instance?

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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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7 minutes

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An Artist Using Graffiti to Change Perceptions

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Artist, Shamsia Hassani, is using her graffiti to change society’s perceptions. Her work depicts strong women and a brighter future for Afghanistan. Here is her story…

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