Fw:Thinking podcasts

DARPA Robotics Challenge Results

In early June, teams competed to control a robot that could respond to a simulated emergency...

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The Future of Earthquakes

Will we ever be able to predict earthquakes? If not, how can we better prepare for them? We delve...

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The Future of Fashion

Special guest Holly Frey of Stuff You Missed in History Class joins the podcast team to talk...

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The Common Crawl

The Web is an enormous treasure trove of data. But how can you find the information you're...

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Robots Getting Social

What is social intelligence and can a robot possess it? We take a look at an emerging field of...

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The Future of Advertising

In the future, will advertising be everywhere? And will you mind? We look at how ads could evolve...

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The Future of Fusion and Helium-3

What is helium-3 and what does it have to do with fusion? Will we turn the Moon into a giant...

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The Truth About Supervolcanoes

What makes a supervolcano so super? How likely is an eruption? And what would actually happen?

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The Future of Radar

Radar is a cool technology. We explain how it works and what radar has in store in the future!

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What is the EmDrive?

Could a high tech engine violate the laws of physics? What is a reactionless drive? We examine...

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Is the PowerWall a Wonder?

What is the Tesla Powerwall? Does it make sense for people to buy one? We take a look.

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What's Up With DARPA?

What is DARPA all about? We take a look at some of the R&D projects overseen by the organization.

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Transplants of the Future

A Russian man plans to be the world's first head transplant patient. Is such a thing possible? We...

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The Future of Sound: Part Two

In a continuation of our discussion about sound, we look at non-medical applications of sonic...

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The Future of Sound: Part One

Sound is pretty amazing. In this episode, we look at ways scientists, engineers and doctors will...

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Spot the Bot

The flip side of artificial intelligence is that it will be harder for us to be sure the person...

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Nuke-Mobile

Nuclear power is used for giant vehicles like aircraft carriers or stealthy ones like submarines,...

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Vending Machines - Are They The Future?

Prompted by a listener message, the crew takes a look at vending machines. Could it be that...

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Editing Genes with CRISPR

What is the CRISPR technique? How might it revolutionize genetic alteration? And why are some...

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Mind Control, Part 2

It's time for Mind Control: The Return to Mind Mountain. The podcast crew focuses on persuasive...

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