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A look ahead from The Wall Street Journal. How science and technology are revolutionizing business, industry, culture and society.

A look ahead from The Wall Street Journal. How science and technology are revolutionizing business, industry, culture and society.
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A look ahead from The Wall Street Journal. How science and technology are revolutionizing business, industry, culture and society.

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English


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Custom Parts: The Future of Transplanted Organs

4/18/2018
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Demand for donated organs far outstrips supply. But researchers are working to remedy the crisis using everything from gene-edited pigs to 3D-printed tissue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:13

The Criminal's Guide to Cryptocurrency

4/11/2018
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Crime involving digital currencies has skyrocketed in lockstep with their valuations. From bitcoin stickups to global money laundering, tech-savvy criminals are becoming increasingly anonymous. And law enforcement is scrambling to keep up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:29

The High-Tech Approach to Human Fertility

4/3/2018
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The world's first test-tube baby turns 40 this year, but human reproduction is still one of medical science's great mysteries. From artificial sperm to AI-powered analysis of embryos, a look at how science is changing the way we make babies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:35

Artificial Intelligence - With Very Real Biases

2/27/2018
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AI is already helping decide who gets a job or whether somebody gets out of jail. But how objective are the algorithms behind these often life-altering decisions? And what happens when technology inherits all the biases of its creators? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:22

The Global Race for Quantum Computing Supremacy

2/14/2018
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Companies and countries are battling to create the first universal quantum computer - a machine so powerful it could crack our current methods of encryption. In part-two of our series, we go inside the labs racing to bring us into the quantum age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:29

The Age of Quantum Computing is (Almost) Here

2/7/2018
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Quantum computers are no longer the stuff of science fiction. In the first of a two-part series, we talk to industry executives who are experimenting with this revolutionary technology and take you inside a lab racing to make it a reality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:08

The Disappearing Act of the Music Producer?

1/24/2018
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For decades, music producers worked behind the scenes, supporting artists in the studio and shaping their hits. In the age of streaming, will the old-school record producer become obsolete? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:05

A Look Back as We Looked Ahead in 2017

12/27/2017
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In our inaugural year, we explored everything from urban farms to space law to Wall Street quants and 3-D printing. Highlights as we traveled in search of groundbreaking trends in science and technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:27

The Very Risky Business of Underwriting Innovation

12/20/2017
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Who's responsible for a driverless car crash? How does a bank protect itself against the reputational damage of a cyber attack? An in-depth look at how big data and new technologies are changing the way insurance companies assess new risks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:36

Battling the Superbugs

12/5/2017
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What happens when antibiotics stop working? With drug-resistant infections on the rise, scientists are scrambling to develop new weapons in the fight against evolved bacteria-from cutting-edge diagnostic tests to revolutionary gene-editing techniques. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:59

The Rise of Experiential Retail

11/21/2017
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Brick-and-mortar store closures could result in one billion square feet of empty retail space. From modern art installations to stores with nothing for sale, a look at how brands are attempting to fill the void. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:08

In Bitcoin We Trust?

11/8/2017
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Digital, decentralized money is quickly coming of age. What began as an experiment from a mysterious internet persona has become a force to be reckoned with, prompting banks to adapt. But how does cryptocurrency work? And where is it headed? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:12

In the Eye: Technology Versus Deadly Storms

10/25/2017
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Scientists are gathering new forms of data to deliver increasingly accurate hurricane predictions. But since technology cannot solve the problem of hurricanes, what happens in the wake of a storm? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:39

Coming October 25th: Season 2 of The Future of Everything

10/13/2017
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How can technology fight deadly hurricanes? Can modern medicine defeat superbugs? What's the future of bitcoin? Will retailers survive the digital age? Join Jennifer Strong as she looks at science and technology shaping our lives today, tomorrow and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:36

Get Ready for 3-D-Printed Everything

8/29/2017
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Today it's mostly prototypes and plastic trinkets. But additive manufacturing - aka 3-D printing - is poised to produce everything from airplane parts and auto bodies to sneaker soles and human organs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:42

The Markets Are Run by Robots

6/30/2017
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Quantitative models, and the investors who build them, are the new kings of Wall Street. But their rise has ramifications for everything from daily trading to how companies themselves are run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:00

How Lab-Grown Materials Are Changing Manufacturing

6/23/2017
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Adidas sneakers made from vegan spider silk. Mushroom-based Dell computer packaging. Today, biofabrication--the science of growing raw materials in a lab--is producing everything from furniture to fabric. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:56

Can Food Waste Save the World?

6/16/2017
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A comprehensive look at how the food we throw out daily could instead change the world for the better, featuring Anthony Bourdain, chef Massimo Bottura and Global Citizen's version of an Ed Sheeran song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:13

How Videogames Make AI Smarter

6/9/2017
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Engineers of artificial intelligence are using videogames to teach machines about humans and our world. And it's working. Autonomous vehicles may someday save lives using skills learned from popular games like 'Grand Theft Auto." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:46

Everyone Needs a (Robot) Companion

6/2/2017
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Meet the next generation of very friendly robots: a battery-powered cat that helps with eldercare, a smart grocery cart that carries your purchases, a social robot that recognizes your face when you enter the room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:45

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