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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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25 minutes

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Our Journey to the Ocean’s Depths

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For millennia, we have sought to explore the ocean’s depths. This journey is as harrowing as it is beautiful. Join us as we explore this history and the first remarkable craft that took us to unexplored worlds on our own planet…

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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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23 minutes

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What if Trash Pick-Up Was Annual?

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What if you could save money, time, your conscience, and fit your entire year’s worth of trash in a mason jar? This is surprisingly very do-able!

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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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5 minutes

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DeafSpace: How Inclusive Design Changes Our Lives

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Often we don’t think about how tiny design details affect our daily lives. DeafSpace is a new way of designing a world that works optimally for everyone! And once again, inclusive collaboration brings us all forward in a leap!

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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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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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22 minutes

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Peponi with the Piano Guys

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Want to crack the door open on a few moments in Paradise? The Piano Guys are back! This time with a rendition of Coldplay’s “Paradise,” Peponi version!

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22 minutes

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Mathemagical Inspiration

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Why is math so feared in school (or at least it’s seen that way in pop culture…)? Can math be… well, MAGIC? It can! This is pure wonder. Take a look…

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9 minutes

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Bill Gates Drinks Sewage: Introducing the Omni Processor

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Learn about the Omni Processor which, as Bill Gates puts it, turns “poop to potable in minutes.” Learn more today on Ever Widening Circles.

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9 minutes

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A Spin on the Falkirk Wheel

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There’s a lovely place in Scotland where picturesque waterways, physics and mesmerizing design combine in a wondrous way.

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10 minutes

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Our Fascination with Robots

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How long have we been fascinated by robots? The surprising answer may make you question your own assumptions about why we fear and revere these marvels of technology!

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5 minutes

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Dancin Power

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Can dance change lives? The organization Dancin Power proves that it can, and is helping to transform the lives of chronically ill children. Here are some of their incredible and uplifting stories!

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7 minutes

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Rewilding: What if We Had the Giants Back?

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Have you heard much about “megafauna,” the other giants that roamed the earth after the dinosaurs. It turns out they can teach us a lot about rewilding, a process to recover balance in the natural world.

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6 minutes

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So, You Want to Start a New Country?

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You know how some people have the hubris to think you can just start up your own country? We get some very entertaining AND interesting insight today on why that might be a little more complicated than you think!

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10 minutes

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Simple Wonders with Brock Davis’s Photography

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There are special people who can take us on a brilliant, little journey by exploring the very essence of things. Take a look at what can be done with food sculpture, photography, and a side order of humor.

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19 minutes

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Can Advertising, at it’s Best, Actually “Expand” Us?

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Every time I see a advertisement that engages, entertains, and expands me in some way I want to track down the creator and shake their hand! Why interrupt and annoy us with advertising schemes, when creativity is so powerful?

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18 minutes

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One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

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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

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Fun Theory

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

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10 minutes

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Brilliant: Plastic Bottle Schools!

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Innovation at its best may be when someone takes something we have a lot of and transforms it sustainably into something we need that is scarce. Take a look at this wonder!

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12 minutes

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Can Fun Genius Help Us Do the Right Thing?

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What if we turned the tables on ourselves and used creativity to help us do the right thing? In today’s article, we bring you an amazing example of that genius. (11m)

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38 minutes

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Nurturing Our Playful Impulse

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Have you ever wished you worked in one of those innovative ‘think tank’ environments? Turns out that play is critical to the human experience. Forward this posting to your boss!

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6 minutes

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One Kind of Compassion: Dog Retirement Home

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Human beings seem to be hard-wired for compassion, despite what the negative 24-hour news cycle tells us. Take a look!

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17 minutes

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Kimberly Bryant: Black Girls Code

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Who do you picture when you think of a computer programmer, game designer, IT professional? Not a woman of color? Let Kimberly Bryant inspire you!

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20 minutes

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99% Invisible

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A podcast can soak into the fiber of our being so quietly and comfortably. Without images to dominate the pace and color the meaning of information, we are free to use our own imaginations and experiences to shape what we retain.

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14 minutes

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Rats Becoming Our Heroes?

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What potential are we missing by ignoring the “untouchable” things? Let’s start with the amazing abilities of rats to save millions of lives! Really!

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10 minutes

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Lucky Iron Fish: Simply Brilliant

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How lucky can an iron fish be? It’s not just a charming cultural icon anymore! This is amazing!

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8 minutes

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Teaching the Homeless to Code

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Could knowing how to code change your life? Think not?… Take a look at the possibilities! What about teaching the homeless to code? This one is amazing.

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