On the Fringe

The rapid development of science and technology today is bringing with it bold, controversial ideas… and sometimes weird discoveries and experiments. On the Fringe explores the out-of-the-box ideas that might make us cringe today, but could become the norm tomorrow. These ideas are so crazy they just might change the world.

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