Fw:Thinking podcasts

Tinkerers, Inventors and Madmen

Who are some of the most famous tinkerers in history? Did a nuclear engineer really invent a...

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Big Applications for Big Data

How is big data being used today? How can big data predict flu outbreaks? Could law enforcement...

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Drowning in Data

How much data do we generate on a daily basis? Are we storing all that data indefinitely? How can...

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Adventures in Wookieepedia

What was the first documented use of the term 'tractor beam?' What can tractor beams do in...

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Caught in a Tractor Beam

How can light pull microscopic objects? What are the different ways scientists can use light to...

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A Couple of MOOCs

Are online educational courses as effective as traditional classes? What are the different...

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Sci-Fi High

Will we ever be able to beam information directly to our brains? Is there something fundamental...

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The Behavior Emerges

What is emergence? Why is it so difficult to predict emergent behavior? How could emergence...

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Social Media Is Killing Your Brain Unless It's Not

Are services like Facebook and Twitter rewiring kids' brains? Has social media had a measurable...

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Shades of de Grey

Who is Aubrey de Grey? What are de Grey's principles of aging? How realistic are his goals?

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Who Wants To Live Forever?

If we could achieve immortality, what would happen? How would societies change if people stopped...

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My So Called Lifecasting

Why do we keep diaries? What is lifecasting? Will we one day have a full record of our lives we...

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You Got Surveilled

What's the history of the closed circuit television camera? Are cameras actually an effective...

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Do Space Elevators Play Space Muzak?

What is a space elevator? How would a space elevator work? Why might we never be able to build a...

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Torque Me Out Of It

What is torque? How do torque and speed relate to each other? Why is torque important?

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Bacterial Computers

What is the pancake problem? What is the Hamiltonian path problem? How can bacteria solve these...

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Building With Bacteria

How can bacteria produce chemicals like isoprene? What is gold chloride and how can bacteria turn...

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Got Your Note - Before You Sent It

What are the logical problems around faster-than-light communication? What is quantum...

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We Need Bigger Tubes

What's the difference between data speed and throughput? How does the US stack up against other...

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Brother Can You Spare A 01100100?

What is digital currency? Is digital currency safe? What makes a currency legitimate? Join the...

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