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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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Episodes

Robot Restaurants: Good or Gimmicky?

10/17/2018
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The restaurant industry is embracing automation, from robot-staffed espresso bars to fully automated burger chefs. In this episode, we explore what this means for workers, diners and--most importantly--the quality of our food.

Duration:00:15:12

The De-Extinction Movement Comes to Life

10/10/2018
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In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the earth long, long ago. In this episode, we talk to the researchers working on a project straight out of science fiction.

Duration:00:14:43

Tech Gets in the Game

10/3/2018
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Football-playing robots. Algorithmic umpires. Neurological performance enhancement. In this episode, we look at how science and technology are reshaping the playing field - and how these advances could benefit life beyond sports.

Duration:00:18:11

Robot Growers: How AI Will Change Farming

9/26/2018
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Agriculture is turning to automation as it grapples with growing demand and a shrinking labor force. In this episode, we meet the robots making farms more efficient.

Duration:00:15:29

Hack the Vote: How Safe Are Elections?

9/19/2018
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In this episode, we watch hackers compromise voting machines and hear from technologists hoping to safeguard democracy with help from blockchain and mobile voting. Can tech protect our democratic process from foreign interference?

Duration:00:17:57

Welcome to Your 3-D Printed Home

9/12/2018
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The construction industry has remained essentially unchanged since the invention of the nail gun. But can a labor shortage force builders to embrace technology? In this episode, how drones, automation and prefabrication are changing housing.

Duration:00:18:01

Eating Insects for Your Health (and the Planet's)

9/5/2018
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Billions of people around the world include protein-rich bugs in their diet. But are crickets really a sustainable alternative to chicken? This episode, we talk to the scientists and startup founders looking to put bugs in everything we eat.

Duration:00:18:58

Battling the Superbugs

8/22/2018
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Encore edition: 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. Programming note: All new episodes resume in early September.

Duration:00:21:46

Smart Cities: Safer Living or Cyber Attacks?

8/15/2018
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Urban areas around the world are increasingly equipped with sensors to track-and control-everything from traffic patterns to wastewater. But this increased connectivity and data collection opens us up to devastating hacks and unwanted surveillance.

Duration:00:18:09

Living Smarter: How Tech Is Disrupting the Home

8/8/2018
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What if our homes took care of us and not the other way around? In this episode, a look inside the smart homes that could transform everything from entertaining to eldercare.

Duration:00:11:45

Adapting Medicine for Outer Space

8/1/2018
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What happens when an injury occurs on a commercial space flight or manned mission to Mars? Meet the scientists and astronauts studying how to keep us safe where routine care is impossible--and the closest hospital is a million miles away.

Duration:00:18:53

Can Gene-Edited Mice Solve the Lyme Crisis?

7/25/2018
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Lyme disease is rampant on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. MIT scientists believe that releasing genetically altered mice on the islands could curb-and even wipe out-the disease. A close look at an unprecedented environmental intervention.

Duration:00:19:14

How AI is Augmenting Therapy

7/18/2018
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Millions of people suffering from mental health issues are left untreated and undiagnosed. In this episode, we meet the psychologists and scientists studying how artificial intelligence can help.

Duration:00:23:31

Can Blockchain Fix Our Food Chain?

7/11/2018
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When a deadly E.coli outbreak sickened hundreds, it took investigators months to determine the source. In this episode, we look at how sensors, digital ledgers, and genome sequencing could reduce that window to seconds-and make our food supply safer.

Duration:00:16:18

How Lab-Grown Materials Are Changing Manufacturing

7/4/2018
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Rebroadcast: 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.

Duration:00:13:53

The Next Battlefield: Hacking as Warfare

6/27/2018
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Foreign governments are targeting our information, our infrastructure and even our democracy. But what constitutes an act of war in the digital age? When does espionage become an outright attack? Meet the soldiers in the fight for cyber security.

Duration:00:25:43

Losing Our Wallets: The Rise of Mobile Payments

6/20/2018
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Countries such as Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. So why are Americans still reaching for cash and credit cards? We speak to the experts and explore a future where making a payment could be as easy as nodding your head.

Duration:00:17:13

Fishy Business: Fixing Seafood's Fraud Problem

6/13/2018
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As much as a third of seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled. But can technology and tracking keep the industry honest? Meet the fishermen, chefs and government agents working to ensure that the fish on your plate is the one you ordered.

Duration:00:19:12

Hacking the Brain's Code

6/6/2018
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Today, paraplegics can move robotic limbs using only their thoughts. But when it comes to our understanding of how the brain works, we still have a long way to go. Meet the scientists attempting to hack the world's most complex computer.

Duration:00:15:06

Get Ready for Gene-Edited Food

5/23/2018
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Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. But will these genetically altered foods carry labels to alert consumers? Or is gene editing, as some scientists argue, just a way to speed up evolution?

Duration:00:13:48