Fw:Thinking podcasts

Resolution in the New Year

We're at the dawn of the 4K ultra-high-definition TV era. What does resolution really mean? And...

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Back to Back to the Future II, Part Two

The gang continues to discuss the tech seen in the future segment of Back to the Future II. Were...

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Back to Back to the Future II, Part One

It's time to go back in time to the future of the past! It's 2015, the year Marty McFly traveled...

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The Ruins of the Present

Today, we have the ruins of ancient Rome, Persia and Egypt. What will the remains of modern...

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Tentacle Technology

Animals like squid, octopuses and jellyfish use strange, fascinating limbs to interact with the...

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Here's Your Jetpack

Where's my jetpack? Where's my jetpack? Where's my jetpack? Where's my jetpack? Where's my...

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Could we make a real lightsaber?

Is there any way we could create an actual working lightsaber? The podcast crew undergoes Jedi...

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What's the Password?

Passwords are a pain and they're edging towards becoming obsolete. What's next?

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Environmental Sensors in Space Travel

In some science fiction universes, a quick scan from your EVA suit is all you need to determine...

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The Orion Spacecraft

The Orion space vehicle recently passed a major flight test. How will Orion fit into NASA's plans...

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Will robots steal our jobs?

Are robots going to take our jobs? Will we just get new jobs? And will it be a smooth transition?

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Biobots

Building robots is hard. What if we just created an army of cyborg cockroaches? Guess what? We are!

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Can computers describe what they see?

Why is it so hard to teach a computer to understand complex scenes in pictures? We look at the...

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How to Talk to Aliens

If we found intelligent alien life, how would we communicate with it? We explore the challenges...

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Space Travel and Synthetic Biology

We can't carry everything we need for long space missions. Could synthetic biology help us...

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Sharing the Load

Distributed computing not only helps researchers analyze data more efficiently, but also lets you...

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More Mutants!

We've looked at the original X-Men, but what about other mutants? From Wolverine to Magneto, we...

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How to Join the X-Men

Could technology or genetic engineering give us powers similar to those possessed by the X-Men?...

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How to Catch a Time Traveler

If time travel is possible, then surely someone from the future has visited our present. How...

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How to Find an Exoplanet

Scientists have discovered hundreds of exoplanets. How do you detect something that far away?

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