Fw:Thinking podcasts

Augmenting the Brain Part Two: Tech

When you put your thinking cap on in the future, will it be a literal hat that boosts your...

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Augmenting the Brain Part One: Chemicals

Are there safe, effective ways to boost brain power? Will the humans of the future be popping...

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The Future of Clinical Trials

Could an emerging technology eliminate the need for animal testing in pre-clinical trials? We...

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Pew! Pew! Laser!

The inventor of the laser turned 99 in 2014. We look at emerging, cutting-edge uses for one of...

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The Future of Art

How have art and technology worked together? Should art always be low tech?

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The Art of 3D Printing

Do 3D printers have a place in art? We look at the process of creating a 3D printed object and...

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NASA Wants to go to Mars

NASA says the first humans to land on Mars are already walking around on Earth today. How does...

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Nuclear Waste - What's the Solution?

Should we bury nuclear waste? Recycle it? Shoot it into space? We talk about the pros and cons of...

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The Problem With Nuclear Waste

Nuclear power has a lot of advantages but one big disadvantage is the nuclear waste. Why is it...

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The Lighter Side of Tech

What is the field of photonics really about? We examine how light could change computing forever.

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Testing With Turing

Should we come up with an alternative to the Turing Test for machine intelligence? We take a look...

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The Consciousness Problem

What is consciousness and have researchers found the on/off switch? We look at what we know so far.

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Quick! To the Zeppelin!

What are airships and how might they come back in a big way? We take a look at the history and...

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Kitchens of the Future

How is technology transforming kitchens into the communal cooking space of the future?

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Smashing Particles for Science

How do particle accelerators work and what are they good for? We take a look at particle physics.

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Tech Gets Bendy

What's the secret of flexible electronics? What are the applications of tech that can bend around...

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Spider Tech

Spiders are fascinating creatures. They play a crucial role in most of the world’s ecosystems,...

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Erasing Memories With Light

How reliable is your memory? What if you could make it stronger? Or even erase memories you don't...

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Sci-Fi and Speech

Will humans in the future talk like we do today? Or is the perfect English of a Jean-Luc Picard...

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Bioplastics

Plastics have changed the world in good and bad ways. Could bioplastics give us the benefits of...

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