A news story from March 2014 needs an update -- could space dust invalidate the discovery of gravitational waves?
What does it mean to be happy? What's going on biologically, and how can we improve humanity's overall happiness in the future?
How are science and technology helping us contain pandemics? How might they help us prevent outbreaks entirely in the future? We examine the strategies used to keep disease at bay.
Bandwidth is a finite resource. What happens when we reach the limit? And how close are we now?
In Star Trek, the tricorder is an all-purpose sensor array that can diagnose a person in moments. Is a real tricorder part of our near future?
In the film Minority Report, we see Tom Cruise's character use gestures similar to today's touchscreen commands. What's the story behind the film's technology?
Why is it in science fiction films you never see people struggle to operate consumer tech? Will the tech of the future really be flawlessly simple?
Could a start-up company challenge the university system? We look at why higher education is so expensive and the goals of the Minerva Project.
Blood: the liquid that we are large sacks of. Join the podcast team for a look at the future of artificial blood, rejuvenating transfusions and more.
Ants can ruin a picnic, sure, but they might also inspire some of the most interesting materials technology and computer science of tomorrow. Your hosts take a look at these swarming, six-legged collective geniuses in this podcast.