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Your Body as a Computer Interface

 Your Body as a Computer Interface

Could the future of electronics be the human body? We explore efforts to turn your body into a technological interface. See more »

The Future of Weather: Part Two

 The Future of Weather: Part Two

What does the future have in store for the way we interact with and potentially even harness weather? Julie Douglas joins Lauren and Joe to discuss what the future of weather might look like. See more »

The Future of Weather: Part One

 The Future of Weather: Part One

What does the future have in store for the way we interact with and potentially even harness weather? Julie Douglas joins Lauren and Joe to discuss what the future of weather might look like. See more »

How to Make It Last Forever, Part Two

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 From digital obsolescence to outdated hardware, how can we keep information alive?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

How to Make It Last Forever, Part One

 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? See more »

Thanks for the Memories

 Thanks for the Memories

How do memories work? Can technology read memories? Is a memory-detecting algorithm foolproof? See more »

Thoughts on Fuel Cells

 Thoughts on Fuel Cells

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Tentacle Technology

 Tentacle Technology

Animals like squid, octopuses and jellyfish use strange, fascinating limbs to interact with the world. How can we take inspiration from the natural designs of these arms and tentacles to create robots, synthetic materials and even medicine? See more »

Time for a New Clock

 Time for a New Clock

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