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Pain is both a physical and emotional experience, which makes it hard to treat. Today's therapies (like opioid drugs) come with dangerous side effects. How could new research change the ways we treat pain?

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A new type of clock might require a new definition of what a second is. Is time about to turn upside down?

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Are we close to creating all-new life forms? What are the scientific challenges? Should we be concerned about ethics?

magenta-600x350 Google Goes Magenta

Can a computer create art from scratch? How will Google's Magenta project actually work? And can a machine be truly creative?

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NASA researchers announced the Kepler telescope had verified 1,284 new exoplanets. How did they do that and what does it mean?

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Hands are awesome. They're also difficult to replicate. What's the state of the art of robotic hands?

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When we think of the future, we don't often consider our common appliances. But what will the oven of the future be like?

e-waste-600x350 The E-Waste Problem

What is e-waste? How big a problem is it? And what can we do to fix it?

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Livestreaming has really taken off. What's the future of livestreaming?

cryo-pod-600x350 Are Cryonics Cool?

Would cryogenics put you into suspended animation or would it just kill you? The crew looks into what happens when you're put on ice.

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Explore the physical science of the Prius v with these videos from HowStuffWorks.

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Read from topics in the driver’s guide to fuel economy at HowStuffWorks.

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Learn how to decode the new EPA fuel economy labels with this interactive infographic.

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Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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Study for your future with the latest Fw:Thinking videos.

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Listen up for what tomorrow sounds like with the Fw:Thinking audio podcast.

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about-us-280x150 About Fw:Thinking

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