“You can engineer change”
Engineers around the world are coming up with incredible solutions to some of our toughest questions! Celebrate the innovators and innovations that are shaping our future.
5 minute lesson
Meet the HORSE, a powerful machine combining technology and bacteria to help us better manage our food waste while generating energy!
3 minute lesson
You may not have heard of sisal, but this plant has the power to change lives! Meet the man who has figured out how.
4 minute lesson
Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.
9 minute lesson
Did you know video games could potentially be used as medicine? Researchers are finding ways to use gaming to help treat things like ADHD, autism, and depression!
11 minute lesson
How are robots changing our lives? How long have we been making robots? Should we even be afraid of them?
6 minute lesson
Could this natural material actually be the technology of the future? Let’s see how fungus could become a bigger part of our lives!
The possibilities are endless with today’s technology.
17 minute lesson
Welcome to Biosphere 2, the closest thing to Earth… on Earth?
10 minute lesson
Robots are all around us! But how are they going to affect our future?
Failure can bring us more success than we normally assume. Check out a few of the scientific accidents that have changed what we know about the world!
The best technology mimics nature. These tiny robots are just one example!
Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the world’s first ultra-accessible water park, and this remarkable place not only connects kids with the power of fun but is spurring on meaningful innovation!
7 minute lesson
Precious Plastic is reshaping the way people think about plastic waste! They are creating solutions that can be used around the world to recycle plastic.
LightSail 2 is a crowdfunded mission to space to test out a technology called solar sailing that could revolutionize space exploration!
2 minute lesson
The snake robot takes inspiration from the way snakes move to find new ways to explore the world. Check out how biomimicry combines engineering and nature!
What if your glass of water was raw sewage just 5 minutes ago! The Omniproccessor is turning waste into safe, clean drinking water for people in developing countries, here’s how!
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