5.23.15 Getting (Even More) Personal05/22/15
Theres a fine line between sharing and oversharing. And with our increasingly digital lives, its very easy to cross that line. Just think of that time your aunt wrote about her knee surgery on Facebook, or your friend from high school tweeted some way...
Sitting Up Straighter, Thanks to Tech
Its not just your third-grade teacher thats telling you to sit up straight -- Monisha Perkash has created a little chip that helps improve our posture and health.
Forget pregnancy tests - in the near future, you could diagnose dozens of diseases, from AIDS to cancer, in the comfort of your home. Dr. Eugene Chan and Professor Andrew Ellington discuss what that means for doctors, patients, and healthcare costs.
5.16.15 Engineering a Community
This week on Innovation Hub, we look at building the physical world and our communities. Entrepreneur Brad Feld talks about how places outside Silicon Valley and New York might be a better fit for many entrepreneurs. Reporter Daniel Gross looks at the...
Forget about the Six Million Dollar Man. We already have the technology to become better, stronger, and faster. Academic and businessman Juan Enriquez explains how were all going through unnatural selection.
5.09.15 Seeing Things Differently
Were seeing things differently this week. Historian Laura Snyder will talk about the guy who discovered the microscope. Then, psychologist Claude Steele will examine how stereotypes disastrously affect the way we all view each other. After that,...
The Invention of Seeing
When was the first time that humans perceived the world as it really was? Historian and author Laura Snyder says it was the in the 1600s, with the development of microscopes.
The Internet May Be Hurting Us
The Internet connects us, gives us access to approximately one billion cute cat videos, and lets us buy whatever we could want from Amazon. But entrepreneur Andrew Keen thinks the Internet isnt all its cracked up to be, and he shows us the deep...
5.02.15 Reaching Critical Mass
A lot of innovation depends on the masses to really get going. Take the problem of healthcare and education around the world: we just dont have enough experts to go around. Thats where mental health expert Vikram Patel and UNICEFs Jordan Naidoo see...
Why Hunger Drives Human Ingenuity
Hunger isnt just driving you to get that double bacon cheeseburger at Five Guys - its also been a main force behind all of civilization. Columbias Ruth DeFries talks about the unexpected ways our quest for food has shaped, and is still shaping, the...
4.25.15 The Right Balance
Were all about the unexpected here at Innovation Hub. And this weeks show is chock-full of the unexpected. Whether its the unheralded invention that led to the modern city, the truth behind why getting an engineering degree might not be such a good...
Your Daily Pick-Me-Up
Theres an invention thats made the modern metropolis possible. No, its not the automobile or steel. Its the elevator. Tom Sybert, host of the Elevator Radio Show, explains how the elevator completely transformed how we live.
How Crises Strengthen Cities
Floods, drought, crime waves, terrorism, and superstorms. The modern city faces myriad catastrophes and crises. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, tells us how cities can cope with these challenges, and what they can do to bounce...
Camels and Compasses: How Innovation Shapes Trade
From the invention of the wheel to that $5 shirt you bought at HM, what would your life look like without trade? Author William Bernstein explains how trade gave rise to the world as we know it.
4.11.15 Keeping Up Appearances
This week on Innovation Hub: when to care about the superficial things, and when to look beneath the surface. To begin, Beyond Meats Ethan Brown and Bitty Foods Megan Miller tell us about the dramatic changes happening in the world of food, and why...
The Plate of the Future: Cricket Cookies and Meatless Meat
Trade in your burgers and chicken wings for cricket flour and meatless protein. Bitty Foods Megan Miller and Beyond Meats Ethan Brown tell you why your dinner is going to look radically different in 20 years.
Connecting Attractiveness and Wealth
Looks matter. But not just for the reasons you think. Stanfords Peter Belmi explains how attractiveness and social class are inexorably linked.
Peter Thiel on Luck and Billionaires
Peter Thiel thinks colleges are failing America, wants innovators to stop focusing on computers, and believes billionaires need to stop crediting luck for their accomplishments. Hes just getting started.
Scaling the Gumdrop Mountains
From the polio ward of a hospital to the Gumdrop Mountains and Lollipop Woods, the surprising journey of a sweet little game.
Snackbot, the Sophisticated Vending Machine
Vending machines that ask trivia questions and give out electronics. Take a peek at the new world of interactive advertisements.
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