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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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14 minutes

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Self-Organizing Robots

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Self-Organizing robots! Can robots have “Selves”? It’s a curious concept when you stop to think about it, but the important thing is what amazing things they can do! Take a look at our future!

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6 minutes

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When Art, Science and Sport Combine…

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Once in a great while, we come across the work of an innovator that crosses over many genres. No matter your passion – science, art, sports, philosophy, photography, dance – you will find this extraordinary innovator’s work is mind-bending.

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14 minutes

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Fun With Levitation: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

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Levitation. Think it’s possible? Today we look at Tokyo artist Haryashi Natsumi’s incredible levitation photography work on top of some of our own, as well as a quick “how-to” video so you can join in the fun when we challenge you to share your own wonderful photography technique that anyone can do with a friend anywhere.

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12 minutes

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How Tall Can We Build Our Tallest Skyscrapers?

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From the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the World Trade Center towers, these have all been the biggest structures on Earth. So… how far can we go?

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13 minutes

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Donate Your Voice: VoiceID Technology as Unique as Fingerprints

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Imagine not having a voice, or sharing the same computer generated voice as Stephen Hawking? Can’t we do better? In her TEDtalk, Rupal Patel thinks we can.

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20 minutes

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Empowering Homeless People: One Stitch at a Time

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Detroit resident Veronika Scott grew up in a broken home… and grew determined to end the sadness of the needy and homeless. Hear about her organization, The Empowerment Plan, as well as her coat/sleeping bag invention, in today’s feature.

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