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How Do Space Suits Even Work?

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We’ve seen people walk on the moon in them, but how has that been possible? What is it about a space suit that enables it to protect us out there?

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5 minutes

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This Museum is Sparking Curiosity Anywhere!

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Meet MICRO, an amazing organization bringing the wonders and knowledge of museums to everybody, with tiny museums built to inspire curiosity!

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8 minutes

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Visit the Water Park of an Inspired Future!

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Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the world’s first ultra-accessible water park, and this remarkable place not only connects kids with the power of fun but is spurring on meaningful innovation!

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15 minutes

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Should We All Be Eating Insects?

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We know it’s a reach, but the best innovations always are! Insect protien takes less resources to produce, has all of the amino acids we need, and can be pretty tasty. Are bugs the food of the future? Let’s risk knowing more…

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15 minutes

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A More Creative Future with Smog Vacuums and Glowing Sidewalks

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What if every construction project needed to have both a practical outcome and a component past that; something that expands possibility? Here’s a guided tour of what that world might look like!

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8 minutes

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How Virtual Reality is Changing Healthcare

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This device out of Stanford is saving lives by helping both families and medical experts understand what’s happening with Congenital Heart Defects.

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16 minutes

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Abundance is Our Future!

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It’s easy to concede that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but the data shows the opposite! Here’s the CEO of the X-Prize foundation to clue us in on where we are headed and why!

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21 minutes

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Vesuvius and Reading the Ancient Knowledge in a Charred Library

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When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, an entire society was preserved in moments. This is the kind of story that brings us some truly amazing insights and silver linings, especially when two very smart people, some ancient scrolls, and particle accelerator are involved.

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This Device Turns Brain Waves Into Music!

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This isn’t like music you’ve heard before, in fact, it doesn’t even sound all that great. But, it CAN save lives by detecting seizures when there are no other symptoms present.

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9 minutes

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Turning Pollution into Paint: A Kickstarter Success Story!

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Here’s an update on a project we featured two years ago when it was still a primordial concept. Now it’s an inspirational story with all the elements of the best kind of progress!

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14 minutes

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The Best Way to Improve the World Around Us

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Here is a TED Talk that could be a prescription for solving many of the world’s most vexing problems! What if we emulated some of the quirkier characteristics of the most original thinkers and idea people?

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7 minutes

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How is Bitcoin Influencing our Search for Alien Life?

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In all that you’ve heard about Bitcoin, you’ve probably not thought about its unintended consequences on the search for extraterrestrial life. Here’s how these two seemingly unrelated worlds are colliding.

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This Robot has the Brain of a Worm

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The C. elegans is the first animal to have their connectome completely digitalized! Obviously, the next step would be to put this information into a robot. So let’s see this worm-bot in action and find out what this innovation could make possible for our future!

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12 minutes

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The Remarkable Powers of… Spider Silk?

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Let’s talk spiders. These creatures may scare some, but their silk is one of the most remarkable substances in the natural world!

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11 minutes

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This Washing Machine Uses Beads to Clean Your Clothes

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Xeros Technology has developed a new way of cleaning garments that will completely change how washing machines affect our planet (and our wallet!)

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17 minutes

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Sustainable Energy from Algae and Much More!

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As we argue about the future of our fuel sources, we may be swimming right past the answer! Algae can produce Sustainable Energy and much more!

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13 minutes

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How “The Internet of Things” is Transforming Our Lives

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We are hearing more and more about the “Internet of Things”, but this wave of the future is going to be about much more than controlling our thermostats! It is going to yield a much smarter world.

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You’re Probably an Optimist, You Just Might Not Know It Yet

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It turns out that optimism is hard-wired into our brains, but is this actually a good thing? What does it help us accomplish?

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29 minutes

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The Mathematics of Finding Love

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Know someone who might need some new insights into finding love? Here’s how mathematics can improve everyone’s chances of finding that special someone!

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22 minutes

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Could Holograms Change our History Records?

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In this exhibit, you can sit across from a holocaust survivor and ask them about their story. The thing is, these people aren’t really there! So, how does this work? And what is it like for them to know their experience is protected from time?

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Is Blockchain a Leap in Trust for Us All?

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Have you noticed the word “Blockchain” cropping up? It’s an amazing innovation predicted to change our world at least as much or more than the advent of the internet!

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A Tour of the Wonders of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a reality, and most of us barely understand what it means. No wonder there is a lot of fear and a shortage of wonder on the topic. Today we change all that with an expert guide!

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12 minutes

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Take a Walk in a Real Life Holodeck

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Let’s face it, virtual reality has its limitations, but what if you could take off that clunky headset and actually experience new worlds in a real life holodeck?

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Embracing a Language that Brings Us Closer 🙂

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You’ve probably shared a few of these in your messages if you’ve communicated through technology in the past decade, but could emotion depicting icons have an even longer history than we assume? And where could these emojis bring the human race in the future? Jenna Schilstra discusses this on the TED stage.

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15 minutes

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Omniprocessor: Tap Water from Our Toilets?

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Have you heard about a brilliant innovation – the Omniprocessor – that may change the lives of billions of people, in fact all of us eventually? This is “the challenge of progress” at it’s messy best!

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Humanizing What’s Under the Surface

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It can be difficult to feel a connection to something when it isn’t a part of your day to day life. But what if it could be? There are people throughout the world creating ways for us to have a closer look at what’s happening under the water, so here’s two of them. Artist, Katrina Fuller, will bring the ocean to us, while innovator, David Lang, brings us into those waters!

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9 minutes

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Retrain Your Brain: Mindfulness

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Sometimes our own thoughts can lead us into a deep, dark, and endless pit. Thankfully, there just so happens to be an easily learned way to lighten it up a bit! Today we learn about Mindfulness and all it can do to help us dig our way out.

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18 minutes

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ISAAW: Unbelievable Robots!

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Do you have any robots in your life yet? Maybe at your workplace? How about in your home? If not now, you soon will! While pop culture makes that future seem dark, there is actually so much wonder in what’s going on right now! Take a look…

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Plus 1: Making a Difference with What You Have

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Seeing the need and opportunity for the music industry to be a more positive force in the world, Marika Shaw and her bandmates came up with Plus 1, an organization that has changed the way the music industry and non-profits can work together.

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