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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn’t a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!

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17 minutes

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Designing Our Environments for Wonder

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Today we meet a team who are working to bridge the gap between nature, technology, and art with hopes for a more beautiful future! Dan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark of wonder that can enlighten us all.

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14 minutes

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How Paper Tools will Change the World

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When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn’t we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!

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10 minutes

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

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The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here’s one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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18 minutes

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Big Data Might Help Us All Come Together!

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What if our starting point in problem-solving could be without conflict? Here’s what the future holds for addressing everything from litter to child mortality, from crime to math literacy! We have two wonderful TED Talks today to brighten up your day. Enjoy!

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8 minutes

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Here’s How Failure Can Be Great!

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In a world so full of advances of course there have been a few set backs. The Museum of Failure in Sweden has curated some of the best for us to view and to see that yes, failure is always an option and it has so much to teach us.

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27 minutes

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Live from the Bottom of the Ocean!

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Ever wondered what life looks like at the bottom of the sea? Let us introduce you to a remarkable place where you can tag along live as scientists explore the ocean’s uncharted depths!

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11 minutes

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Is 100% Renewable Energy Actually Possible? Really?

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We live with a constant barrage of politically motivated rhetoric about the best energy sources. Perhaps it’s time to cool down and be objective about what is already possible!

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56 minutes

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Going Beyond the Limits of Our Senses

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Did you know that science has opened many new doors recently on how we can all augment the reach of our 5 senses? Here’s some fascinating examples!

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11 minutes

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The Magic of the Washing Machine

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After seeing this TED Talk you will never look at your washing machine in the same way again! It’s time we celebrated this amazing technology!

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8 minutes

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Could we live in houses that breathe?

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Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? Let’s rethink what a building can do by following one architect on a journey to create eco-conscious additions that’ll breathe with the world.

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11 minutes

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Why the Worldwide Web is Not the Internet

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Have you ever wondered if it was correct to refer to the web and the net interchangeably. Turns out the worldwide web is not the internet and here’s a very interesting reason why…

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7 minutes

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Fungi, the Technology of the Future?

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Imagine a future filled with bricks, furniture, and leather made of mushrooms! That fungi-filled future is here and it’s the kind of innovation that needs celebrating!

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26 minutes

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The Art, Technology, and Wonder of Filming Wildlife

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Explore what goes on behind the lens to capture nature at its most extraordinary! The art of filming wildlife brings the natural world into our homes, inspiring wonder, and reshaping the future along the way.

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Our Space Junk Problem: Educating Ourselves for the Future

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The era of space exploration hasn’t been long, but it has had an impact. Get better acquainted with our space junk problem and how we can fix it!

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7 minutes

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Hop on the Hollywood Science Hotline

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Faulty science plaguing your movie? Give the Hollywood science hotline a call for some help! Here’s the power of science and entertainment at its best!

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9 minutes

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Celebrating Solar: Look How Far We’ve Come!

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Let’s give solar power its day in the sun! Solar energy advancements are making access to sustainable energy more affordable and widespread and that’s worth celebrating!

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The Bitforms Gallery Needs Us to Complete the Work!

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One thing the digital world allows us to do is interact with certain kinds of art. Even if we are not “art lovers”, there is something wonderfully personal about the interface we will show you today!

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15 minutes

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Making Music with Lightning?

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Meet ArcAttack, a group making music with Tesla Coils! By combining music, science, and the power of lightning they are taking cool science to the next level.

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What Can A Thousand Swarming Robots Teach us About Nature?

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How do fish swim in schools, or birds fly in giant flocks without running into each other? Take a look at the tiny swarming robots that are helping us understand some of nature’s most complex phenomena!

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7 minutes

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How the Kindness of Strangers Can Save Lives

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What happens when we use the kindness of strangers to catalyze life-saving daisy chain of kidney donation? Here’s a reminder that compassion is still out there!

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5 minutes

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Powering Your World with Fish Scales?

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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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18 minutes

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MakerNurse Bringing Innovation to the Bedside

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What happens when you put the tools for innovation into the hands of nurses? You get MakerNurse, and incredible project changing the future of patient care!

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7 minutes

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Peering into Space: The Image that Changed Everything

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Have you heard of the Hubble Deep Field Image? Let us introduce you to the image that changed the way we look at space and possibility!

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6 minutes

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How Dance is Informing Wheelchair Technology

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Check out the Rolling Dance Chair, an incredible example of how innovation can happen when we think outside of the box about possibility!

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17 minutes

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13-Year- Old Invents an Amazing “Energy Harvester”!

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Have you seen the wiz kid with an idea that could revolutionize the future? Meet Max Loughan and his Energy Harvester and see some genius at work!

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Sparks in Space? The Science of Space Welding!

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How does welding work in space? It’s actually a fascinating process that many of us don’t even know about! Here’s some science that will leave you feeling a little smarter.

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18 minutes

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Biosphere 2: A Rainforest and a Reef in the Middle of the Desert?

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Have you heard about Biosphere 2? This incredible living laboratory is helping us figure out what life could look like on a colony beyond our planet!

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Driverless Cars: How Our Bodies Can Inspire the Future

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Are driverless cars and other forms of futuristic transportation a far-off dream? It turns out that our own bodies can provide a little inspiration to turn science fiction into reality!

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