teleportation-600x350 Beam Me Up, Fw:Thinking

It's time to look at a science fiction technology: teleporters. Could teleportation ever work? Will it allow for faster-than-light travel?

future-sewage-600x350 The Future of Sewers

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?

stillson-600x350 Search Results and Swaying Elections

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.

email-notifications-600x350 The Agony of Notifications

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?

borg-chef-pod-600x350 The Borg Chef

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.

orangutan-pod-600x350 Future of Wildlife Conservsation

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.

comp-tone-600x350 Computers Know If You’re Sarcastic? Yeah, Right.

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.

to-pluto-beyond-pod-600x350 To Pluto and Beyond

What have we learned from the New Horizons spacecraft so far? How has Pluto surprised us? And what's next?

antique-book-600x350 How to Make It Last Forever, Part Two

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 From digital obsolescence to outdated hardware, how can we keep information alive?

make-it-last-forever-600x350 How to Make It Last Forever, Part One

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?

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ben-prius-280x150 Science on the Go Videos

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

fuel-gauge-280x150 Driver’s Guide

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

infographic-280x150 Fuel Economy

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

innovations-280x150 Innovations

Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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

podcast-280x150 Fw:Thinking Podcast

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

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about-us-280x150 About Fw:Thinking

Who are these people, and why are they so obsessed with robots? Learn more about your hosts.