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Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

14 minutes

[ Health ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you heard of the device that uses the tongue to transmit visual information to the brain? Today, we'll take a look at the lives of Andy and Erik to see the potential in this amazing innovation!
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Grab Your Hat! You’re About to Become a Space Archaeologist.

24 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Ever wished that you could be the one to discover an amazing ancient site? Well, what if we told you that you can be, by connecting to a satellite, yourself!?
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It’s Dance or Die for this Adorable Spider

11 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

The male peacock jumping spider has one of the most eccentric mating dances you'll come across, and there's a reason he has to put on quite a show!
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Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

8 minutes

[ Food ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Lettuce, zinnias, peas, and radishes are just some of the plants that have found their roots in space. But what does this mean for our future?
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Turning Pollution into Paint: A Kickstarter Success Story!

9 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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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What Makes Stonehenge So Remarkable?

23 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

By looking closely at the landscape around Stonehenge we can catch a glimpse at the people who built and used it. Yes, there is much more to it than meets the eye!
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How Tall Bikes Could Save the World!

22 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Since the dawn of time, wildly creative people (often considered foolish) have been bringing ingenious concepts into our daily lives. Here's a brilliantly fun and remarkable innovation that may be on the horizon!
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Need to Solve a Problem? Turn to Nature!

7 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

The natural world is a remarkable problem solver. So, why aren't we turning to nature to find more answers to our complex problems? Here's how biomimicry is helping us build a better future!
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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

11 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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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