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Ideas of 2013

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Palo Alto, CA

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Talk

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TuneIn editors pick their favorite stories in science, technology and society.

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English


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Saving the World One Idea at a Time

9/24/2017
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For many of us, that's just an expression. But for Canada's most outstanding researchers, it's a calling. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with prize-winning thinkers about why they're driven to investigate some of the world's most pressing problems. Recorded at Rideau Hall, the 2013 Killam Prize Symposium celebrates the achievements of some of the Canada Council's Killam Prize winners. (CBC's Ideas, 11/29)

The Travelling Man: Mike Spencer Bown

9/24/2017
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After 23 years spent backpacking around the world -- and becoming perhaps the world's most widely-travelled man - Canadian Mike Spencer Bown has gone on long enough. He's home, and with a sack of stories to share on his travel odyssey of epic proportions. (CBC's The Current, 11/21)

The "Invisible" Bicycle Helmet

9/24/2017
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Two Swedish women have developed a revolutionary solution to implementing bike safety: the invisible bike helmet. (PRI's The World, 11/13)

With Generational Shifts, The New Sharing Economy Flourishes

9/24/2017
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Arun Sundararajan, professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, is an expert on the sharing economy. He says the new investment in renting is fueled by the rise of the internet and urbanization, and he sees the focus on sharing as an innovative avenue of consumption with potential to expand the economy. (The Takeaway, 9/18)

Google Glass

9/24/2017
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Jessica Boucher is a New Hampshire native and product manager at Job-Science. She just got Google Glass and offered to drop by the station and tell us how it’s working out. (NHPR's Word of Mouth, 8/13)

Stepping in: The Risks of Environmental Intervention

9/24/2017
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As the climate changes, wildlife experts say we must weigh the risks of intervention against a species' survival. But what are the ethical implications of assisted migration? And should we save polar bears from starvation by feeding them ourselves? (CBC's Line in the Sand, 6/19)

David Pogue's Time-Saving Tech Tips

9/24/2017
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David Pogue's TED Talk of the ten tech basics everyone should know. (TED Talk, 4/13)

How to Think About Guns

9/24/2017
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No one wants mass shootings. Unfortunately, no one has a workable plan to stop them either. (Freakonomics Radio, 2/14)

How Happy Is America?

9/24/2017
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In recent years, Canada, France and Britain have added measures of citizen happiness to their official national statistics. The U.S. government is now considering adopting a happiness index as well. Someday soon, we may start hearing news reports about how U.S. happiness is rising. Or falling. (NPR's Morning Edition, 2/8)

Inventors Design Lamp Powered Entirely by Gravity

9/24/2017
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As part of a research initiative on how to harness off-grid energy for low-power electronics, a pair of U.K.-based designers created a lamp that uses gravity to generate light. Martin Riddiford, co-inventor of the GravityLight, talks about plans for the innovative project. (NPR's Science Friday, 1/18)