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Problem-solving Through Reinventing “Normal”

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Dominic Wilcox is an inventor and creative genius whose work is an inspiring reminder of why creativity will almost always save the day! Here is his incredible story, and some of the amazingly fun work he has inspired!

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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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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!

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5 minutes

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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

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6 minutes

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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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7 minutes

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Meet the Planet’s Most Remarkable Engineers

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Imagine a world of natural air conditioning, vertical farming, and sky scrapers that rival our tallest buildings. You don’t have to travel to the future to see any of this, all you have to do is turn to the insect world!

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8 minutes

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Failure is Great!

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In a world so full of advances of course there have been a few set backs. The Museum of Failure in Sweden has curated some of the best for us to view and to see that yes, failure is always an option and it has so much to teach us.

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7 minutes

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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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17 minutes

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OK Go: How to FIND Your Next Great Idea!

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OK Go – arguably the most wildly creative force in music videos – can teach us all a lot about getting to our next great idea. Turns out most of us have been going about things backward!

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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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This Tree Can Grow 40 Different Fruits!

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Today on EWC we take a look at a pretty funky topic: Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruits! This tree grows not one, but 40 different fruits! How amazing! But how could this be? Read more to find out!

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13 minutes

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Pollen as a Micro-Wonder of the World!

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Let’s go beyond the misery of hay-fever and understand the extraordinary beauty, complexity and wonder of one of Mother Nature’s most ingenious designs: Pollen!

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8 minutes

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Could we live in houses that breathe?

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Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? Let’s rethink what a building can do by following one architect on a journey to create eco-conscious additions that’ll breathe with the world.

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9 minutes

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The Fibonacci Sequence Explains Nature’s Spirals

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The wonder of spirals can be found throughout the natural world. It turns out that Mother Nature uses some fascinating mathematics in these designs!

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11 minutes

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The Ties That Bind Us: Do shoes reveal what we value?

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Shoes may seem like a utilitarian necessity or a fashion statement, but what if they connect us all in pointing to what we value?

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13 minutes

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What do pirates, nurses, and Buckminster Fuller have in common?

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What do pirates, nurses, and Buckminster Fuller have in common? They are the rebel designers of history who show us what the future of design may start to look like!

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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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9 minutes

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The Playful History of Innovation

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How is the flute the great-grandfather of the computer? Here’s a look at the playful history of innovation to give you a little perspective for the future!

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14 minutes

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Engineering the Tallest Building in the World

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Ever look up at a skyscraper, sparkling in the night sky and wonder, “How did they do that?” Here’s a great look at one major challenge in the tallest building in the world!

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17 minutes

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Alpha Jetman Blows the Doors of Possibility Wide Open

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Sometimes we need an eccentric person with a crazy idea to push back the edge of possibility for us all! Take a look at a wonder in innovation you will not believe!

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16 minutes

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The Message In Fun Optical Illusions

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Optical illusions are always fun, and those you can do in your own home are even better. Here’s what they can teach us about perspective!

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8 minutes

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A Pyramid Primer: How Much Do You Really Know?

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Most of us think we know a fair amount about things like the pyramids. But do we? What if our information still dates from magazines in elementary school, and we only have the gist of things? Here’s something to consider.

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12 minutes

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The Unseen Art of the Foley Masters

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Meet the masters of sound who bring or favorite movies to life! For the Foley artist, film is their canvas and everything from plungers to paperclips their paint and brushes!

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5 minutes

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What Can A Thousand Swarming Robots Teach us About Nature?

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How do fish swim in schools, or birds fly in giant flocks without running into each other? Take a look at the tiny swarming robots that are helping us understand some of nature’s most complex phenomena!

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15 minutes

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Hype Aside: What Are Our Real Energy Options?

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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

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The Martian and Understanding Movie Music with Wonder

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Here’s a window into a world that most of us have been exposed to hundreds of times, but would take for granted unless we had a great teacher to educate us. I’ll never listen to a movie score the same again!

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16 minutes

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The Ingenious Music of the Marble Machine

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What happens when you combine the musical power of a one-man band, the whimsy of a Rube Goldberg machine, and the power of 2000 marbles? Meet the Marble Machine, an instrument and a band all in one!

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8 minutes

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Murals on Mountainsides

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Simon Beck creates breathtaking mountainside murals in freshly fallen snow. His work is a remarkable example of the magic that can happen when nature and art combine!

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11 minutes

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Hexaflexagon Wonder to Flex Mex Recipe

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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!

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