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Series | Challengers
The dawn of battery-powered urban flight 14:35
Electric engine, nearly silent, and ready for passengers by 2025. But are we ready?
Series | Hard Reset
The bionic 3rd thumb anyone can add to their hand 12:01
We flew to the UK to learn more about the designer 3D-printing third thumbs.
How to bring the entire world online 8:15
500 billion devices will be online by 2030. Here’s how that connectivity can power a sustainable future.
In partnership with Cisco
Performing complex surgeries with single-incision robotics 5:37
These surgeons are among the first to adopt the latest approach to robotic surgery. Here’s what they’ve learned.
In partnership with Intuitive
Series | Hard Reset
Hacking the Anthropocene with survivalist robots 12:27
0% of our ocean floors have never been studied. This robot sailboat is unlocking the most treacherous parts.
Inside Wisk: The flying taxi ending traffic 7:51
Over 1,300 test flights in, Wisk’s self-flying taxi will transform city commutes by 2028.
10 books about building the future from Hard Reset 13:33
As part of making Hard Reset, we encounter a ton of fascinating, boundary-pushing books. Here are our 10 favorites, great for gift giving.
Translator earbuds, a DIY laptop & more futuristic tech from Hard Reset 9:07
Bring home the future for the holidays with these 4 futuristic personal tech gifts — each with a product review from our director, Nick Tucker.
4 gift ideas from the future 7:58
From a VR headset to full body motion capture suit, here are 4 items making the metaverse a reality.
LEGO, Mark Rober class & CRISPR kit: 5 futuristic gifts from Hard Reset 9:12
The LEGO BOOST toolbox, a Mark Rober Arduino course, and more — here are 5 great gifts for lifelong learners.
6 futuristic food gifts from Hard Reset 12:25
Give smarter gifts to food lovers with these 6 amazing items — indoor vertical farming kit, distilling kit, and more.
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Quantum computer designs heat-radiating window coating
Notre Dame researchers have used quantum computing to design a transparent window coating that reflects heat into the atmosphere.
Molten salt reactors could save nuclear power
Molten salt reactors, a type of nuclear reactor first explored in the 1950s, could be the future of clean energy.
NASA detects 50+ methane “super-emitters” from space 
A new instrument aboard the International Space Station has been used to identify more than 50 “super-emitters” of methane.
This amphibious electric tricycle (and camper) costs $14,600 
Latvian startup BeTRITON’s amphibious electric tricycle will take you from the road to the water to the campsite.

First-of-its-kind exoskeleton for stroke rehab cleared by FDA

The self-balancing exoskeleton lets stroke survivors set aside their crutches.

First-of-its-kind exoskeleton for stroke rehab cleared by FDA

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft sends back first images
NASA has shared the first images from its Orion spacecraft, which is expected to do a lunar flyby on November 21.
A far-out plan to build an asteroid city
University of Rochester researchers think they have a solution to creating an asteroid city: a giant bag.
Twin exoplanets may be the first known “water worlds”
Twin exoplanets 218 light years from Earth may be the first known examples of “water worlds.”
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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 200,000 weeds per hour with lasers 
Carbon Robotics’ LaserWeeder 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.