Hard Reset Podcast

Change is hard – people have been trying and failing to reform society for generations. But what if we had to? This is a show about rebuilding the world from scratch and reimagining everything from first principles. How should we design cities? What about schools? Power grids? Prisons? Money? Or the Internet? If we were starting over, what would we do differently? Because in the aftermath of 2020, we are. This is Hard Reset.

Hard Reset Podcast: Robot Recycling | Episode #13
How much of our recycling actually gets recycled? Robots could help boost the percentage of recycled trash with near-perfect accuracy.
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This slime is non-toxic, 100% biodegradable, and fights fires with 10x the strength of water. Here’s how it’s revolutionizing firefighting.
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How much of our recycling actually gets recycled? Robots could help boost the percentage of recycled trash with near-perfect accuracy.
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Wildfire season length, frequency, and burn area have increased in the past few decades. To combat this, scientists are combining supercomputer technology with indigenous prescribed burn practices.
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Scientists invented an oil spill “magic eraser.” We want to know: does it work? Is it scalable? And what’s its environmental impact?
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Instead of your static map or tilted, spinny globe – this technology would unlock a daily, real-time image of the entire world.
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Much of U.S. infrastructure is designed with cars in mind, not pedestrians. Here’s how we can fix that.
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