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mesh internet
NYC’s nonprofit DIY internet is taking on Verizon & more6:52
1.5 million New Yorkers lack access to high-speed internet. Can a DIY mesh internet network change that?
Series | Hard Reset
The underdog challenging McDonald’s and Wall Street8:07
Everytable is scaling access to wealth through a healthy fast food revolution.
Series | Hard Reset
What will the Disneyland of the future look like?7:50
VR theme park experiences are adding a new dimension to an industry that’s long relied on 20th-century technology.
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The world is changing. It’s time the news changed with it.
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turntide technologies
The world will electrify. This technology can power our sustainable future.5:03
Attacking climate change requires reimagining our buildings and vehicles as intelligent systems. And it all starts with a smart motor.
mesh internet
NYC’s nonprofit DIY internet is taking on Verizon & more6:52
1.5 million New Yorkers lack access to high-speed internet. Can a DIY mesh internet network change that?
homes made from hemp
Series | Make It Count
Building homes with hemp6:46
Cannabis was an ancient building material. Now it’s legal again – and coming to a home near you.
right to repair
Series | Challengers
This DIY laptop is challenging tech giants like Apple & Microsoft6:01
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.
Decarbonization
Series | Make It Count
Artificial photosynthesis turns CO2 into sustainable fuel6:41
A greener future by 2035 is in arm’s reach with this new tech decarbonizing the transportation industry.
Menstruation
Series | Challengers
This Gen-Z CEO is taking on the $20 billion tampon industry6:49
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.
inclusive economy
How to build an inclusive economy6:59
Our economy was designed to exclude and exploit people of color. These entrepreneurs are working to level the scales.
Vertical Farming
Series | Make It Count
How vertical farming can save the planet and feed the world6:04
Vertical farming is a radical new way to feed our growing population sustainably. But can it replace traditional farming?
biomaterials
Series | Make It Count
How biomaterials could save the planet5:21
By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. But biomaterials may be the solution.
black owned businesses
Could Gen Z close the racial wealth gap through entrepreneurship?5:14
This American city was ranked one of the worst for the success of black-owned businesses. Can these young entrepreneurs change that?
instant hot water
Series | Make It Count
The man hacking hot water to save the planet5:16
The U.S. Energy Department estimates that tankless water heaters can be up to 34% more efficient than conventional storage water heaters – cutting your annual heating costs by 40%.
Series | Challengers
The plant-based startup taking on food giants6:22
Kelp is a superfood that’s grown totally sustainable. But will people be willing to replace burgers with seaweed?
Beyond Sunday Service: How one Montgomery church is bringing health equity to their community4:03
A grassroots approach to vaccine education is happening in the heart of the civil rights movement in Alabama. Does this church hold the key to overcoming medical mistrust?
prosthetic arm
Series | Challengers
26-year-old builds $8,000 mind-controlled bionic armsWatch
Bionic arms used to cost $80,000. Now, a young engineer has lowered the cost by over 90%.
better news
You deserve better news. Welcome to Freethink.1:37
The world is changing. It’s time the news changed with it.
end world hunger
Ending world hunger: Can data pave the way?7:33
The mission to end world hunger is one of today’s most pressing challenges. Here’s how big data is helping solve it.
Series | Hard Reset
The underdog challenging McDonald’s and Wall Street8:07
Everytable is scaling access to wealth through a healthy fast food revolution.
ashes to diamonds
Series | Challengers
The startup turning human ashes into diamonds6:35
By turning ashes into diamonds, Eterneva is creating a new way to carry the memory of our loved ones with us long after their death.
Series | Hard Reset
What will the Disneyland of the future look like?7:50
VR theme park experiences are adding a new dimension to an industry that’s long relied on 20th-century technology.
Is DMT the best new treatment for depression?7:08
Psychedelic therapy could bring the ancient healing powers of drugs like DMT into mental health clinics.
lab-grown chicken
Series | Hard Reset
Murder-free chicken nuggets: Real meat grown in a lab7:16
Would you eat lab-grown chicken meat? This Singapore restaurant is the first to serve cell-cultured meat to diners.
surgical robots
Inside the world of a robotic surgeon5:48
Many of the world’s top surgeons are learning first-hand what they can do with surgical robots — and it’s unlocking a new era in health care.
canned water
‘Liquid Death’ canned water — a thrilling alternative to plastic06:37
Liquid Death is shifting consumer mindsets toward canned water through radically imaginative marketing that is frightening to some, but entertaining to most.
how to make insulin
Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin5:55
These biohackers plan to give away their instructions for how to make insulin for free.
less lethal weapons
The CEO of Axon on building safer weapons05:50
After a tragic loss, Rick Smith wanted to find a way to help end gun violence, and in 1993 he brought the TASER device to the market. 30 years later, he believes they’re closer than ever to “making the bullet obsolete…”
gps for the blind
A new kind of haptic wearable: GPS for the blind07:16
A new kind of wristband is about to enter the wearable tech scene — the first haptic GPS for the blind.
concentrated solar power
Series | Hard Reset
How mirrors could power the planet… and prevent wars09:28
If adopted globally, concentrated solar power could make major waves in manufacturing, not to mention prevent wars over oil and mitigate climate change.
inmate postcards
He built an app to send postcards to prison6:14
Flikshop is on a mission to make it as easy as possible to send postcards to prison. Founded by a formerly incarcerated individual, the company is keeping families connected to help reduce recidivism.
healthy sugar
Can we hack sugar to be healthy?6:26
Is there such a thing as healthy sugar? Food scientists in Israel are hacking the sugar molecule itself – eliminating the need for subpar alternatives.
drone delivery
This startup is bringing same-day shipping to everyone in the world06:25
The tech behind automated drone delivery is still being developed, but with advances like these, next-generation shipping methods are just on the horizon.
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Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin

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Superhuman

The most incredible medical advances of our time. 

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Series | Superhuman
The world’s first bionic drummer7:31
Jason Barnes lost his arm in a horrible accident. Then he became the fastest drummer in the world…
Series | Superhuman
3D printing prosthetics for kids7:32
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone.
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The exoskeleton marathon racer6:50
How do you bounce back from a life-changing car accident? Adam Gorlitsky decided he would break a world record.
Series | Superhuman
The emerging cyborg6:09
Alec McMorris is testing one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics – an AI powered bionic leg.
Series | Superhuman
The real bionic man8:36
After losing part of his arm to cancer, Johnny now has one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics.
Series | Superhuman
Hunting down his son’s killer7:37
For years, there was no diagnosis, no treatment, and no cure — because his son’s disease had never been seen before. That wasn’t going to stop this dad.
Series | Superhuman
Brain implant gives quadriplegic movement7:23
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.
Series | Superhuman
These gloves can teach you to play the piano. And maybe heal your brain.7:03
Through “passive haptic learning”, these gloves can teach you how to play the piano in an hour. Braille in four hours. Now researchers want to see if victims of traumatic brain injuries can use these gloves to re-learn critical skills.
Series | Superhuman
Electric skin gives sensation back to amputees6:21
Touch is a sensation that connects us all. This scientist created electronic skin that lets people with prosthetic limbs feel.
Series | Superhuman
Robotic wheelchair revolution4:55
Part Wheelchair. Part Robot. Is this the future of accessibility?
Series | Superhuman
Spinal implants: Helping the paralyzed walk again5:19
Walking after complete spinal cord injury used to be a far-fetched dream. But, with advances in spinal cord implants for paralysis, even paraplegics have been able to regain mobility and walk again.
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prosthetic arm
Series | Challengers
26-year-old builds $8,000 mind-controlled bionic armsWatch
Bionic arms used to cost $80,000. Now, a young engineer has lowered the cost by over 90%.
Robotic dolphin
How robots could end animal captivity in zoos and marine parks7:45
Could robotic dolphins help marine parks become more humane spaces where people can learn about and connect with nature?
canned water
‘Liquid Death’ canned water — a thrilling alternative to plastic06:37
Liquid Death is shifting consumer mindsets toward canned water through radically imaginative marketing that is frightening to some, but entertaining to most.
Hackers find missing people for fun6:06
This search and rescue expert discovered that many missing people had nobody looking for them. Then he had an idea: what if hackers made a game out of finding missing people through the internet?
Dope Science

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs – but that’s changing.

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Is DMT the best new treatment for depression?7:08
Psychedelic therapy could bring the ancient healing powers of drugs like DMT into mental health clinics.
microdosing psychedelics
Series | Dope Science
Microdosing psychedelics5:56
Microdosing is the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of regularly taking minimal amounts of hallucinogenic substances. Although it’s currently illegal, millions of dollars are being poured into further research.
drug use
Series | Dope Science
The Drug Users Bible: A guide to safe drug use5:06
Over a 10 year period, Dominic Milton Trott self-administered 157 psychoactive drugs and documented his experiences on each one. He then created the book, The Drug Users Bible, to inform curious minds about safe drug use.
ketamine for depression
Series | Dope Science
I use ketamine for depression – here’s how it works7:31
Commonly known as a party drug, ketamine’s powerful effects on the brain have led doctors to further explore its medical potential. Now, the animal anesthetic is providing relief and hope for people with severe depression.
Natural Treatment for Autism
Series | Dope Science
Cannabis as a natural treatment for autism7:07
When typical medications simply aren’t doing enough to manage their children’s symptoms, mothers like Jenni Mai are turning to medical marijuana. But with current regulations, parents are having to become pharmacists for their own families, and some are even moving across the country so they can legally access cannabis.
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