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 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

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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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Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

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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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Alpha Jetman Blows the Doors of Possibility Wide Open

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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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What’s the Deal with Virtual Reality?

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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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Grab Your Hat! You’re About to Become a Space Archaeologist.

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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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Snake Robots: Can You Watch This Without Squirming?

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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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Mind Bending Technology and Magic

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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?

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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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Take a Walk in a Real Life Holodeck

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Let’s face it, virtual reality has its limitations, but what if you could take off that clunky headset and actually experience new worlds in a real life holodeck?

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Seeing the Brain…With Diapers (What?!)

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In a strange twist of fate, neuroscientists discovered that they could be using diapers to see the details of the brain better! Take a look…

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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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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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Augmented Reality Illusions

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Marco Tempest doesn’t do magic… he combines it with “augmented reality” technology. Find out more in today’s mind-bending article.

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The Future of Designing Our Environments

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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! Daan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark that can enlighten us all.

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Using Light as a Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease!

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Remarkable science alert! Scientists have recently found a therapy for Alzheimer’s that uses light to reverse some of the symptoms of the disease!

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Self-Driving Cars: Where Are We At?

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How soon will we all be enjoying the freedom and safety of self-driving cars? Here’s a fun look at this innovation that’s closer than we think!

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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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The Innovations that Changed us from Agriculture to Astronauts

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Can the past help us to imagine a brighter future? The history of humanity is filled with remarkable innovations, perhaps it’s time we took a second to celebrate them and gain a little perspective on how far we’ve come!

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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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CRISPR: Start at Any Level of Understanding!

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What do “glow in the dark” mice have to do with the cure for cancer or genetic defects? Turns out, they are pointing us in amazing directions. Here’s a new technology that may change everything for all of us!

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The Very Human Origins of the Modern Computer

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Did you know, before the invention of programmable computers there were human computers? Let us introduce you to one of those human computers who also played an important role in shaping computers as we know them today!

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Robots, the Future of Food?

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Robots have changed a lot of industries, will food be next? Here’s how the future of robotics may help the world get access to better, healthier food!

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What’s it Like to Live in Space?

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We have all dreamed of a life lived in space, but what is that really like? Let’s hear from the astronauts themselves about this extraordinary feat of human ingenuity!

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A DIY Smartphone Microscope!

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With just a few simple steps and some cheap materials, your phone can help you explore the microscopic world around you! Can you imagine how fun this might be for the kids in your life?

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