Prompted by a listener message, the crew takes a look at vending machines. Could it be that vending machines will take the place of brick and mortar stores?
What is the CRISPR technique? How might it revolutionize genetic alteration? And why are some scientists urging caution before it gets widely used?
It's time for Mind Control: The Return to Mind Mountain. The podcast crew focuses on persuasive technology, environmental influences and moral enhancement in part two of this two-part episode.
Mind control is a pervasive fear in dystopian science fiction. What is there to say about the real-life science of manipulating people's thoughts, emotions, opinions and behavior? The podcast crew focuses on propaganda and advertising in part one of this two-part episode.
Jonathan, Joe and Lauren answer a listener mail request. Could we use robots as avatars while we explore distant locations, even across the galaxy?
Last night, the Singularity arrived! Joe, Lauren and Jonathan talk about what we got right, what we got wrong and when to expect your next software patch.
There's a new Barbie doll coming out that has created a bit of a controversy. We talk about the Internet of Things, privacy and toys.
What's the future of wireless data? Will 5G leave everything else in the dust? And what do all those Gs mean?
The team responds to a listener request and talks about random number generation. Why is it so hard? Could it be impossible? And what's in store for the future?
What is NASA's Dawn mission all about? What are they learning from Vesta and Ceres? And could Ceres have habitable oceans?