Fw:Thinking podcasts

Cold Hard Cashless

Why do we have cash in the first place? What are the hurdles a society must overcome to go...

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Weird Ways to Generate Electricity

What is a plasma waste converter? How can a virus generate electricity? What does the Waste...

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Going Nuclear

What’s the difference between fission and fusion? What are the drawbacks to fission power? Why is...

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Net-Zero Energy Skyscrapers: A Tall Order

What does it mean for a building to be net-zero energy? What does passive solar mean? What...

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Tall Tales With Vertical Farming

What is a vertical farm? What would be the benefit of a vertical farm? What are the challenges of...

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Building the Brain-Prosthesis Interface

How have prosthetic interfaces evolved over time? Is it possible to control an artificial limb...

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A Salty Podcast

What is desalination? What are the two main desalination techniques? Why is desalination not an...

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A Relatively Timely Podcast

What does the theory of relativity have to do with time? Why would it be hard to synchronize time...

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Look Ma, No Hands!

Do self-driving cars represent a threat to the automotive culture so many people enjoy? Will...

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Maximum Overclock

Could autonomous cars save lives? How will autonomous cars protect against malfunctions, viruses...

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3D Printer Jam – When Tables Are Intellectual Property

How might we exchange 3-D designs in the future? What happens when I try to copy a companyÂ’s...

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No More Waking Up in a Bathtub Full of Ice

How could 3-D printers eliminate the need for organ donors? What are the benefits of printing...

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The Internet of Things: More Efficient Than You

Is the Internet of Things more than just customizable environments? How will it impact the...

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Forward Momentum: Welcome to Fw:Thinking

What is Fw:Thinking all about? What topics will the show cover? What future tech are you looking...

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How to Make It Last Forever, Part One

In the United States, we have a lifestyle that leans toward the disposable. How might we build...

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How to Make It Last Forever, Part Two

In part two, we look at how keeping information accessible to future generations is a big...

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To Pluto and Beyond

What have we learned from the New Horizons spacecraft so far? How has Pluto surprised us? And...

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Computers Know If You're Sarcastic? Yeah, Right.

Could a computer infer your mood based upon the text you type? We look at the Tone Analyzer, an...

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Future of Wildlife Conservsation

We may be in the middle of the sixth mass extinction on Earth. What are we doing to help preserve...

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The Borg Chef

Can computers get creative in the kitchen? From robot cooks to an AI application that invents new...

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