Fw:Thinking podcasts

Crowdfunding Satellites

Science isn't free - it costs money to fund research. Could crowdfunding be the next revolution...

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Mapping the Nervous System

What is a connectome? Why is a worm's neural system so important? How difficult is it to make a...

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The Future of Bees

Inspired by a wonderful message from a fan, we take a look at what bees mean to you and me. Are...

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Artificial Gravity

We tend to take Earth's gravity for granted. But without it, our bodies go on a long, sad journey...

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Computers vs. Brains

Futurists often talk about computers and brains as if they were interchangeable. Your hosts...

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Predictions Are Hard!

We're old hands at making predictions but history is filled with inaccurate (and hilarious)...

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Print Your Dream Home

It's time to talk about 3D printing again. What are some of the advances we've seen over the last...

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Getting Off the Grid

What does it take to get off the grid? From electricity to water to just getting by, we take a...

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Our Two Cents On More Senses

Are we limited by the senses we've evolved or can we extend them? From sensing magnetic fields to...

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Batteries Are Included

Why has battery technology lagged behind other advancements? Are we doomed to have batteries hold...

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Flying Solar

Are solar vehicles practical? We look at how solar-powered vehicles are teaching us new lessons...

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AI: Friend or Foe

Can we create a friendly artificial intelligence? Is such a thing impossible? We look at the best...

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Is The Singularity Coming?

What is the concept of the Singularity? What are the different pathways? Is it really only a...

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Making 100 the New 60

A recently launched project called Human Longevity Inc. intends, as co-founder Peter Diamandis...

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Rovers Get Around

What's the perfect way for rovers to get around? Why settle on the wheel? We look at the...

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Food Replicators

You’ve seen replicators feed the crew of Star Trek, but will real humans ever be able to press a...

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Your Next Surgeon Might Be a Robot

How are robots used in medical procedures today? We look at the history, present and future of...

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Cities in the Sky

Is antigravity possible? From impractical flying machines to cities in the clouds, we take a look...

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Fw:Thinking Catches Some Zs

What is the future of sleep? Sleep is an important biological function - but could we engineer a...

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The Power of Thorium

Is Thorium the answer to our energy needs? We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of thorium as an...

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