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Unearth seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. These are ideas like self-driving cars and going to Mars, that are about to change the future as we know it. Moonshot is hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon. You can follow them on Twitter: @kristoforlawson and @moonytweets.

Unearth seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. These are ideas like self-driving cars and going to Mars, that are about to change the future as we know it. Moonshot is hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon. You can follow them on Twitter: @kristoforlawson and @moonytweets.
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Unearth seemingly impossible ideas and the crazy people that believe they can make them happen. These are ideas like self-driving cars and going to Mars, that are about to change the future as we know it. Moonshot is hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon. You can follow them on Twitter: @kristoforlawson and @moonytweets.

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Episodes

Will Supersonic Travel Ever Make A Comeback?

10/11/2018
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The Concorde was one of the most beautiful aircraft ever created and it really set the bar for supersonic transport. However since the Concorde was retired in 2003 - the world hasn't seen another supersonic transport aircraft. So this week on Moonshot we’re going supersonic… diving into the new wave of companies who are trying to bring the idea of a supersonic passenger aircraft back from the dead. Our guests in this episode: NASASmithsonian National Air & Space MuseumBlake Scholl Boom...

Duration:00:29:33

Augmenting Reality: How AR and VR Are Changing The Future of Entertainment

10/3/2018
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Pokemon Go brought Augmented Reality to the public on an unprecedented scale, becoming many people’s first experience using the technology. But while most people have moved on from playing Pokemon Go, there is still plenty of development happening in the AR space. So how is AR going to make the leap into everyday life, and what will that future look like? Featured in this episode: PhoriaTed SchilowitzParamount PicturesGreg SullivanMicrosoft Our sponsors for this episode: GLIDR: GLIDR is...

Duration:00:28:05

Using Animals to Design Better Robots

9/26/2018
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For years, scientists have been studying animals and their behaviours. We’ve tracked animals using cameras, GPS and radio sensors. But as the age of technology progresses, scientists have found a much better way to interact with and learn from the animal kingdom... using robots. Our sponsors for this episode: GLIDR: GLIDR is a product discovery and validation platform built to help your team develop a shared understanding of customer needs, prioritise what to build, and figure out the...

Duration:00:28:42

Cleaning Up Space

9/19/2018
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Ever since humans started sending satellites into space we've always neglected one very big issue - what happens when these man-made objects reach the end of their useful life? Some of the satellites will fall out of orbit, but many have remained in space for decades with no clear strategy of what to do with them. But as humans look to explore commercial space flight and populate other planets there's a growing concern that all of this space junk could pose a very real threat to our future...

Duration:00:25:30

Moonshot - A New Season

9/12/2018
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Moonshot is exploring the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Make sure you're subscribed to get the latest updates from Season Two, publishing weekly on Wednesday's.

Duration:00:01:20

Can AI be used to detect cancer?

9/12/2018
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This year 1.7 million cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and for around 600,000 people, that will be a death sentence. But as technology improves companies are turning their artificial intelligence networks towards cancer detection and treatment. So can AI really be used to detect cancer? Twenty Thousand Hertz: Make sure you check out the amazing Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast which explores some of the world's most recognisable sounds. Just search for Twenty Thousand...

Duration:00:26:37

Let's Mine an Asteroid!

9/5/2018
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Years ago, people believed space travel was impossible. But now that we’ve ‘been there, done that’, the next crazy idea is mining space for the resources that will save Earth’s ecosystem, our global economies, and enable our species to keep growing. But is success mining far flung planets within our reach, or will our money disappear into space? Our guests in this episode: Brad TuckerOut There - a Scientific guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space...

Duration:00:31:43

The Age of the Robot (Rebroadcast)

8/24/2018
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There's no more visible display of artificial intelligence than in the field of robotics. But when will we all have our own robots? In this episode of Moonshot we meet people who are actively building robots that are set to change our future. (This episode first broadcast on October 17, 2017) This episode is supported by the following sponsors: Army ROTC: Are you ready to become a leader? Enrol in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. To receive more information about the Army ROTC...

Duration:00:28:16

The Future of Personal Flight (Rebroadcast)

8/17/2018
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For more than a century, people have been dreaming of one day being able to build a personal flying machine. In this episode of Moonshot we meet people working on flying vehicles and jetpacks to see where the technology is headed and when we might be able to fly ourselves everywhere we go. Featured in this episode: GravityPal-VStarburst VenturesThe Verge This episode was first broadcast on September 6th, 2017. Our Sponsors: TextExpander: TextExpander takes the hassle out of typing...

Duration:00:33:13

Hacking Humans (Rebroadcast)

8/8/2018
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What would be possible if the human body was integrated with technology? In this episode of Moonshot we meet the people who are actively trying to augment the human body and improve our own abilities. Featured in this episode: Check out our sponsors for this episode: Army ROTC: Are you ready to become a leader? Enrol in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. To receive more information about the Army ROTC program, visit goarmy.com/podcast. Distil Union: Imagine a life where your...

Duration:00:30:52

Designing safer and smarter robots with Rosanna Myers

7/26/2018
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One of the topics that always comes up when looking at robots is what will actually happen to humans…. Will robots just take all our jobs? Also how can we create systems that allows humans to work in tandem with robots? In this episode of Moonshot recorded at the Rise Conference in Hong Kong - we speak with Rosanna Myers the CEO and co-founder of Carbon Robotics - a company which is building industrial robots that are designed to work alongside humans. Check out our sponsors for this...

Duration:00:38:30

Inside Careem - The Uber of the Middle East

7/11/2018
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Ride-hailing services have received a lot of attention in recent years as they disrupt traditional transport industries. Uber might be the most well known of these companies, but there are many other startups that are competing in the ride-hailing space. In the Middle East - Careem operates in 100 cities offering users an experience that is tailored to the local market, and they've attracted more than USD $570m in venture funding. In this episode of Moonshot we speak with Mudassir Sheikha,...

Duration:00:36:39

Last mile transportation with Boosted CEO Jeff Russakow

6/26/2018
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As cities expand and more people are encouraged to use public transport, there's an increasing need for technology that can help people travel the 'last mile' to their destination. One of the companies that is really defining this category is Boosted - known for their electric skateboards. In this episode, CEO of Boosted, Jeff Russakow, shares his vision for Boosted and how the company fits into the future of transportation. Check out our sponsors for this episode: Army ROTC: Are you ready...

Duration:00:33:58

Square Roots and the Future of Farming with Tobias Peggs

6/13/2018
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The global population is predicted to grow to more than nine billion people by 2050, and with all those extra people will come a need to find more sustainable ways of producing our foods. Square Roots was founded by Tobias Peggs and Kimbal Musk in 2016, and is just one of the companies which is driving an urban farming revolution. Square Roots is building vertical farms in shipping containers, and training a new generation of farmers, in their quest to bring food production closer to where...

Duration:00:29:56

Creating Electronic Skin

5/28/2018
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Wearables are a huge market in technology. People are buying all kinds of devices to measure their steps, track their location, or even keep tabs on their heart rate. But what if these wearables could be made smaller and attached to the body with a patch that behaved like skin? RMIT University Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is one of the people making this technology possible through her work on stretchable electronics. Check out our sponsors for this episode: Cover: Don't waste time...

Duration:00:30:39

The Future of Meat

5/14/2018
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The world is on the brink of a global food crisis due to an increasing population and climate change. So how will we combat these issues to make sure every person has access to the calories they require? Would you be willing to swap your regular steak for something that tastes the same but is grown in a lab, if it meant saving the planet? Check out our sponsors for this episode: Cover: Don't waste time trying to find insurance. Cover is an app designed to make finding insurance easy. Just...

Duration:00:28:05

Print Your Own Food

4/30/2018
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3D printing has taken the world by storm - we can print everything from the tiniest parts for a model robot, to jet engines, and even entire buildings. But one of the biggest revolutions in 3D printing is only just starting to take shape, and that’s the idea of having 3D printed food. Check out our sponsors for this episode: Cover: Don't waste time trying to find insurance. Cover is an app designed to make finding insurance easy. Just take a picture on your phone and Cover will search over...

Duration:00:32:04

Rocket Lab with Peter Beck

4/16/2018
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There are many startups building technology for the small satellite market, but there actually aren't many places where you can launch them. In this episode we meet Peter Beck, the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab - a company building launch vehicles (i.e rockets) for the small satellite market, and which has built their own rocket launch facility on the east coast of New Zealand. Check out our sponsors for this episode: TextExpander: TextExpander takes the hassle out of typing repeated...

Duration:00:19:46

Building on Blockchain

4/2/2018
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The technology behind cryptocurrencies, blockchain, is proving to be a revolutionary technology for many industries. From cryptokitties, to the stock market, and even digital music rights, there are decentralised applications being built that have the potential to change the world. Join us as we explore just some of the experiments happening in the world of blockchain.

Duration:00:34:33

Digital Gold - Part 2

3/19/2018
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Continuing our look at digital gold we ask how you actually create a cryptocurrency? To answer that question we speak with Jackson Palmer, the founder of Dogecoin - a cryptocurrency that was meant to be a joke but started 2018 with a market cap of almost $2 Billion USD. Find Jackson Palmer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jacksonpalmerbc Support Moonshot: Bitcoin: 14wSCgJ7gdkiLv5ARZWavszTGRB4cmtTKo Ether: 0xe7e6f412472e57639204fb715ac5b12cc66288c7 Check out our sponsors for this...

Duration:00:26:24