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The secret lab making the most sustainable food in the world  7:02
The secret lab making the most sustainable food in the world
Series | Challengers
Aquaponic shipping containers: The future of food? 6:55
Imagine growing fish and vegetables in a shipping container in your closest parking spot.
NYC’s nonprofit DIY internet is taking on Verizon & more 6:52
1.5 million New Yorkers lack access to high-speed internet. Can a DIY mesh internet network change that?
Building homes with hemp 6:46
Cannabis was an ancient building material. Now it’s legal again – and coming to a home near you.
Series | Challengers
This DIY laptop is challenging tech giants like Apple & Microsoft 6:01
Disposable tech is part of big tech’s business model. This engineer is fighting back by creating a DIY laptop anyone can repair on their own.
Artificial photosynthesis turns CO2 into sustainable fuel 6:41
A greener future by 2035 is in arm’s reach with this new tech decarbonizing the transportation industry.
Series | Challengers
This Gen-Z CEO is taking on the $20 billion tampon industry 6:49
Rehab, re-centering, and rebirth: it’s the true story of a Gen Z CEO who wanted to spearhead a movement for better period care.
How vertical farming can save the planet and feed the world 6:04
Vertical farming is a radical new way to feed our growing population sustainably. But can it replace traditional farming?
How biomaterials could save the planet 5:21
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. But biomaterials may be the solution.
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Crypto and traditional art are merging — and the result is fantastic
The addition of a physical component could help crypto art go mainstream.
DeepMind AI cracks the code of protein structures
A protein’s structure is crucial to its function. Predicting how a protein will fold was a challenge decades in the making — and answered by DeepMind.
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We now know the big bang theory is (probably) not how the universe began

The Big Bang still happened a very long time ago, but it wasn’t the beginning we once supposed it to be.

We now know the big bang theory is (probably) not how the universe began

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Could VR change how you trip on ketamine?
Virtual reality meets ketamine therapy to help treat pain, anxiety, and depression, to name a few.
MDMA therapy and the promise of psychedelics
Despite years of work with a “stellar” therapist, Charlotte needed more. She turned to MDMA therapy.
Ibogaine: The psychedelic cure?
Ibogaine, an African psychedelic drug which comes from the iboga plant, is used for both religious rites and drug addiction treatment.
One ayahuasca experience could have lasting effects on the brain
Researchers believe just one ayahuasca experience may be enough to have a lasting effect on the brain.
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Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin 5:55
These biohackers plan to give away their instructions for how to make insulin for free.
Farming robot kills 100,000 weeds per hour with lasers
Carbon Robotics’ Autonomous Weeder is a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then kills them using high-power lasers.
Supercentenarians’ DNA reveals clues to human longevity
A human longevity study involving people over the age of 105 has found that genetic variants linked to DNA repair appear to contribute to a longer life.
How robots could end animal captivity in zoos and marine parks 7:45
Could robotic dolphins help marine parks become more humane spaces where people can learn about and connect with nature?
Twisty nuclear fusion reactor gets twice as hot as the sun
Physicists optimized a nuclear fusion reactor to overcome a problem that causes heat loss and prevents the device from sustaining fusion.
Series | Coded
Tractor-hacking farmers take on John Deere 5:46
Tractor hacking is a fast-growing trend in the farming community — but it’s not outsiders breaking in.
Japan breaks world record for fastest internet speed
Engineers in Japan have set a new world record for fastest internet speed — 319 Tb/s — using a specially developed fiber-optic cable.
Sophia the Robot will be mass-produced this year
Hanson Robotics is going to begin mass-producing Sophia the robot in 2021, making the social robot available to help combat the pandemic.
Series | Challengers
This DIY laptop is challenging tech giants like Apple & Microsoft 6:01
Disposable tech is part of big tech’s business model. This engineer is fighting back by creating a DIY laptop anyone can repair on their own.
Prisoners will get a $2,750 check when they leave prison
A non-profit is experimenting with providing prisoners a $2,750 check when they leave prison. The goal is to reduce recidivism and help people get a fresh start.
Series | Hard Reset
How mirrors could power the planet… and prevent wars 09:28
If adopted globally, concentrated solar power could make major waves in manufacturing, not to mention prevent wars over oil and mitigate climate change.