When you’re working on the edge of what’s possible, your ideas are bound to raise a few eyebrows. But sometimes the  ideas that seem far-fetched are also the ones that change the world.

Could nuclear technology save us from tornados? Could we replace caged animals in zoos with hyper-realistic robots? Could we send a giant claw to space to collect floating garbage?

In this series, we meet the people whose bold ideas might sound crazy
…but also Just Might Work.

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