Fw:Thinking podcasts

The Agony of Notifications

Technology has us more plugged in and connected than ever before but it also creates endless...

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Search Results and Swaying Elections

Could something as simple as a search results page affect a major political election? It turns...

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The Future of Sewers

How do sewers work? How many people today don't have access to a reliable sewer infrastructure?...

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Beam Me Up, Fw:Thinking

It's time to look at a science fiction technology: teleporters. Could teleportation ever work?...

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The Mega Laser

There's a new heavy-hitting laser in Japan. What will it be used for? We explore the use of...

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Mama Bots Having Baby Bots

The team talks about an experiment in the UK in which a robotic arm built, tested and redesigned...

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Searching for Alien Life Starts Here

If there are aliens out there, is there any way to know where we should be looking? The team...

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Zoom and Enhance: The Sound Edition

How could a video camera pick up sound without a microphone? We look at the science of sound and...

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Forget Going Viral - Bacterial Communication is Awesome

How do bacteria communicate with one another? And how could understanding that help us fight...

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The Hurricanes of the Future

How will climate change impact hurricane formation in the future? We explore the science behind...

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Gaming the System

What is the future of games? Which games have been "solved?" And are there any games humans will...

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Lock and Key

Now that someone has created a 3D model of a TSA master key, TSA locks are no longer secure. What...

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Is there a future for Bitcoin?

The crypto-currency Bitcoin has weathered many storms lately. Is there a future for this digital...

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3D Printing in Medicine

Lauren and Jonathan explore three ways 3D printers could change medicine. From printing drugs to...

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Cars with Hidden Agendas, Part 2: Digital Detours

In part two of this two-part episode about the computerization of cars, Scott and Ben return as...

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Water on Mars

You may have heard that NASA discovered evidence of flowing water on Mars. We take a look at...

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Shedding Light on Li-Fi

Could we solve the radio frequency spectrum crunch by switching from radio to light? How does...

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Never Grow Old

Why face the ravages of time if you can stave off the effects of aging? We look at ways to cheat...

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