Fw:Thinking podcasts

4D Printing is 1 D Better

What is 4D printing? What are programmable materials? What's the potential for 4D printing?

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The Future of Programmable Matter

Ever wish you could copy, share and edit 3D objects like you can with a Google doc? We take a...

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The Star Trek Economy

In Star Trek, humans no longer use money. Is this really in our future?

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Cryptically Quantum

We look at how the laws of quantum physics could allow us to communicate in perfect secrecy.

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Biomimetics

Humans can create some pretty astounding technologies, but it’s hard to beat the R&D provided by...

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Making Computers Think Like Brains

Computers and brains don't work the same way but that hasn't stopped us from trying to make...

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What does HAARP do?

What's the purpose of HAARP, the mysterious facility in Alaska? We sort the truth from the...

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Look Ma, No Wires!

Could our future be powered wirelessly? We examine the possible ways we might harness and...

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Fuel Economy: Good to the Last Drop

How do we determine a vehicle's mpg rating? How have engineers improved fuel economy over the...

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The Anti Aging Debate

There's no scientific consensus on the causes of aging and that has led to some spirited debates....

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Deep Dreaming with Google

What is Google's DeepDream project all about? And how are people using it to create surreal art?

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Hailing the Robo Cab

Uber's CEO plans to replace human drivers with robots. What would such a future look like, and...

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Where We're Going We Do Need Roads

Will roads ever change in the future? Learn about self-healing materials, smart highways and...

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Finding NEEMO

How does NASA test equipment and strategies for deep space here on Earth? Sometimes, they take...

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The Megacity Era

What are megacities? Why are they so difficult to define? We explore the future of cities with 10...

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NASA’s Wild Aeronautics Ideas

NASA has given the thumbs up to six research projects that could revolutionize aeronautics. We...

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Anti-Pathogen Architecture

We all know that an airplane is really just a flying germ machine, right? And our office...

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Thanks for the Memories

How do memories work? Can technology read memories? Is a memory-detecting algorithm foolproof?

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Setting Sail for the Stars

What is a solar sail and how does it work? We explain the technology and talk about current and...

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Do Biofuels Make Sense?

It sure would be great to not use fossil fuels but are biofuels the answer? We look at the...

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