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Top 10 Technologies - Dec, 2017 Scientific American

1/19/2019
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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017. Disruptive solutions that are poised to change the world. By various authors. Part 1 of 2.

Duration:00:28:40

Is Sunscreen the New Margerine? - LongReads.com Jan, 2019

1/19/2019
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Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests... By Rowan Jacobsen.

Duration:01:50:13

Tracking Weather and Pirates - Jan, 2019 Wired

1/12/2019
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Satellites are tracking weather and movements of ships and air traffic. Arrgh! they might even chase pirates matey! By Sarah Scoles.

Duration:00:59:17

Captives Changed the World - Dec, 2017 Scientific American

1/5/2019
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Stolen people - mostly women and children - were a driving force in the evolution of modern society. By Catherine M. Cameron

Duration:00:30:08

Rise and Fall of BitCoin - Nov, 2017 Wired Online

1/5/2019
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The mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created the ingenious digital currency that is capturing the public imagination. By Benjamin Wallace

Duration:00:37:05

Space Colonization - Nov, 2018 The Week Magazine

1/5/2019
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The Colonization of Space. Humanity is inching closer to establishing colonies on other worlds. Is it really feasible?

Duration:00:40:13

Neurons That Tell Time - The New Yorker Dec, 2018

1/5/2019
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The discovery of brain structures that apparently mark time has raised a larger question: What is time, anyway? By Ingfei Chen.

Duration:01:02:47

Hidden Inferno - Dec, 2018 Scientific American

1/5/2019
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A supervolcano may be brewing beneath Chile, with a cold interior that upends ideas about triggers of huge eruptions. By Shannon Hall.

Duration:01:31:38

Taming the System - 2019 TechER

1/5/2019
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How Riot Games' Naomi McArthur keeps the peace in online gaming and how those lessons can extend to real life. By Alexander Gelfand.

Duration:00:40:06

Evolved to Exercise - Jan, 2019 Scientific American

1/5/2019
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Unlike our ape cousins, humans require high levels of physical activity to be healthy. By Herman Pontzer.

Duration:02:20:39

Microrobots - Nov, 2018 Berkeley Engineer

12/24/2018
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Microrobots fly, walk and jump into the future. By Jennifer Huber.

Duration:01:01:54

Big Business of Bottoms - The Guardian, Nov, 2018

12/18/2018
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As more and more women go under the knife in pursuit of curves, it's clear they are paying with their health. By Eva Wiseman.

Duration:00:16:39

Geometry Vs. Gerrymandering - Nov, 2018 Scientific American

12/6/2018
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Mathematicians are developing forensics to identify political maps that disenfranchise voters. By Moon Duchin of Tufts University.

Duration:00:24:52

Sleep Learning Gets Real - Nov, 2018 Scientific American

11/29/2018
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Experimental techniques demonstrate how to strengthen memories when our brains are off-line. By Ken A. Paller & Delphine Oudiette.

Duration:00:24:43

Clicks, Lies and Videotape - Oct, 2018 Scientific American

11/21/2018
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AI makes it possible for anyone to manipulate audio and video. The biggest threat is that we stop trusting anything. By Brooke Borel.

Duration:00:31:04

Eye On Innovation - Fall, 2018 Caltech Magazine

11/13/2018
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Caltech researchers are looking for technological solutions to some of the most common causes of blindness or vision impairment.

Duration:00:18:00

Earthquakes In The Sky - Oct, 2018 Scientific American

11/8/2018
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The best early warnings of a big disaster may appear 180 miles above the ground, a controversial new theory says. By Erik Vance.

Duration:00:22:55

Cell Phones Improve - Oct, 2018 Scientific American

10/29/2018
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5G Is Just Around the Corner. It will make 4G phones seem positively quaint. By David Pogue.

Duration:00:07:29

Human Consciousness - Sep, 2018 Scientific American

10/22/2018
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Might humans be the only species on the planet to be truly conscious? Decoding the puzzle of human consciousness. By Susan Blackmore.

Duration:00:22:19

Cost of Insulin - The Conversation Sep 13, 2018

10/21/2018
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After a century, insulin is still expensive - Could do-It-Yourselfers change that? By Jenna E. Gallegos & Jean Peccoud.

Duration:00:08:07