5 minute lesson

Making People Into Superheroes with an Amazing Arm!

Open Bionics is creating open source bionic arm technology! The Hero Arm changes lives, looks cool, and is available to anyone with a 3D printer!

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7 minute lesson

Biomimicry: Letting Nature Be the Teacher!

Biomimicry is taking inspiration from the elegant simplicity of nature’s design. Human technology that imitates the natural world works better!

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11 minute lesson

Bring Your Friends into Virtual Reality!

At the University of Illinois-Chicago, engineers are changing the way we experience virtual reality by making it a group experience!

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7 minute lesson

Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

Gardening in space could be the key to living on other planets! Here’s how astronauts on the International Space Station are growing some of the first plants in space.

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3 minute lesson

Sisal! The Plant that Points to Possibilities

You may not have heard of sisal, but this plant has the power to change lives! Meet the man who has figured out how.

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4 minute lesson

How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.

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8 minute lesson

Helping the Blind See With Their Tongues

The BrainPort V100 is making it possible for people without sight to navigate the world better…by using their tongues.

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3 minute lesson

Drones Ignite a Creative Spark

Can you make art with drones? The performance of Drone 100 tells us yes. Take a look at this remarkable combination of technology and art.

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6 minute lesson

Mind Bending Technology and Magic

The possibilities are endless with today’s technology.

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8 minute lesson

The Playful History of Innovation

Necessity isn’t always the mother of invention, the history of innovation may be much more playful than we think!

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6 minute lesson

Fungi, the Technology of the Future?

Could this natural material actually be the technology of the future? Let’s see how fungus could become a bigger part of our lives!

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5 minute lesson

Redefining Failure with Brilliant Scientific Accidents

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!

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4 minute lesson

What Can A Thousand Swarming Robots Teach us About Nature?

The best technology mimics nature. These tiny robots are just one example!

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10 minute lesson

Better Living Through Robotics

Robots are all around us! But how are they going to affect our future?

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17 minute lesson

Biosphere 2: A Rainforest and a Reef in the Middle of the Desert?

Welcome to Biosphere 2, the closest thing to Earth… on Earth?

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5 minute lesson

Visit the Water Park of an Inspired Future!

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!

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