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Tag Science & Technology

The future is in good hands with these innovators, and these stories of inventions, technology, and scientific ingenuity are changing not only the way we see the world, but also the world itself.

Image: Neil Harbisson using his antenna to "see" the color of the flower he's holding in front of himself

A New Look at Life From the World’s First Cyborg!

What if you could hear colors? What what would an autumn hillside sound like? What about your favorite outfit? Your favorite color? This is how Neil Harbisson "sees" the world of color! How? As the world's first cyborg his experiences have a lot to teach us about the future of our senses!
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Image: Plastic water bottles with blue caps and one bottle with a red cap

Reinventing Plastic with Methane and Microbes

How close are we to reinventing plastic? Well, it looks like a future with easily accessible, truly biodegradable plastics that can replace the harmful plastics we use today is right around the corner—and it uses the power of bacteria! 
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Indonesia’s Extreme Vespas

Here are two words you probably haven't heard together before: Extreme Vespas. On the streets of Indonesia though, extreme Vespas are pushing art and culture in some wild new directions!
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Image: lone ice skater skating in the wilderness with a mountain in the background

Skating on (Super) Thin Ice!

Who knew the sport of skating on thin ice could be the beautiful marriage of haunting sound, nature, and mathematics? Listen in as we skate alongside an expert!
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Image: a dress that appears to be white and gold to some and black and blue to others

Are You Seeing What I’m Seeing?

What color is this dress to you? To your best friend, it might look completely different! (Really, give it a share.) So why is this? How is it possible that two people can see the exact same image but perceive it so differently?
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Image: business man sleeps on a park bench

Sleep is Your Superpower!

How did you sleep last night? Sleep can be our number one defense to keeping us healthy, so, what can we do to turn on this superpower and finally get motivated to get to bed!
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