“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.”
Technology is taking us to some remarkable places!
Explore the innovators and innovations that are moving us forward!
9 minute lesson
Have you ever seen a wildlife film? Here’s how they’re able to get those amazing shots.
5 minute lesson
Tim Doucette has learned to use his unique eyesight to help him see deep into the night sky. Here is his story.
4 minute lesson
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!
Did you know that fish scales can generate electricity? Let’s learn how!
It seems the world has a problem with phone addiction, so what can we do about it? Here’s how your phone is getting your attention and how you can fix it!
LightSail 2 is a crowdfunded mission to space to test out a technology called solar sailing that could revolutionize space exploration!
3 minute lesson
Algorithms control a lot of our lives, but most of us know very little about them. Here’s an easy way to understand what they are and how they impact us!
6 minute lesson
How is technology changing the future of language? With the smart use of technology, we can work to preserve the languages that are at risk of going extinct and save the knowledge that could be lost!
Why don’t we seem more positive news? Progress is happening around the world, so why do we hear so many negative stories? Here’s how we can change that!
Black soldier flies could change the future of farming by helping us create closed-loop systems for our food! Find out how!
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!
8 minute lesson
Is it possible to communicate with dolphins? Researchers are discovering ways to understand the communication between these animals, and now how to talk back!
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!
Did you know we can figure out the color of dinosaur feathers? Using physics and biology together, scientists are able to see dinosaurs as they once were!
Tom Scholz began his career as an MIT engineer but used his skills and curiosity to start one of the world’s most famous bands, BOSTON. Here’s his story!
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