We hope you haven’t missed these inspiring new innovations!

From Bill Gates drinking sewage water, to devices that use the tongue as “eyes”, and even cell phones that are saving the rainforest, you’ll be sure to find something amazing in this selection of articles about the new innovations that are moving our society forward. (Don’t worry, there’s so much more in our archives!)

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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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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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Snake Robots: Can You Watch This Without Squirming?

14 minutes

[ Design ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Are you creeped out by robots... or snakes? How about a robotic snake?! You might change your tune when you see the incredible uses of the robot snake, today on EWC.
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What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality?

28 minutes

[ Innovation ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Talk about virtual reality feels like it's everywhere, but why all the hype? Today we explore why VR may be the next big thing, and what's going on in our brains to make these digital worlds so real (and fun)!
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Alpha Jetman Blows the Doors of Possibility Wide Open

17 minutes

[ Design ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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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Bill Gates Drinks Sewage: Introducing the Omni Processor

9 minutes

[ Business ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

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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Mind Bending Technology and Magic

12 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Technology and magic are combining to transform possibility. Bot & Dolly's "Box" is a performance that pushes us past the boundaries of reality!
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Powering Your World with Fish Scales?

5 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Yes, you read that correctly, we can use fish scales to generate power! It turns out those fish you see in the market could be an alternative energy source. Here's how this alternative energy source could be used in the future!
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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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