It's time to look at a science fiction technology: teleporters. Could teleportation ever work? Will it allow for faster-than-light travel?
How do sewers work? How many people today don't have access to a reliable sewer infrastructure? And what can we do to improve them?
Could something as simple as a search results page affect a major political election? It turns out the answer is yes. We look at how search rankings can influence public opinion.
Technology has us more plugged in and connected than ever before but it also creates endless opportunities for interruptions. What effect do notifications have on productivity and anxiety? And how could technology help solve a problem it created?
Can computers get creative in the kitchen? From robot cooks to an AI application that invents new recipes, we look at how technology may change cooking forever.
We may be in the middle of the sixth mass extinction on Earth. What are we doing to help preserve the species that are endangered today? We explore the tech, policies and debates in conservation.
Could a computer infer your mood based upon the text you type? We look at the Tone Analyzer, an IBM tool that aims to alert you if an email is too snarky or your next text message is coming across as rude.
What have we learned from the New Horizons spacecraft so far? How has Pluto surprised us? And what's next?
In part two, we look at how keeping information accessible to future generations is a big challenge. From digital obsolescence to outdated hardware, how can we keep information alive?
In the United States, we have a lifestyle that leans toward the disposable. How might we build and care for things so that future generations will be able to access, enjoy and learn from them?