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Future of Food: Farming in the age of climate change

I’ve kind of accepted my fate, in a way, of being, sort of, the guy that’s alarmed about this before everybody else is. “One slice of New York cheesecake.” Why is it, in so many of the sci-fi movies, “Breakfast of champions.” food of the future comes out of a …

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The Ethics and Governance of AI Course: Class 5, April 3, 2018

So we have a guest today, runs Scalable Cooperation here at the media laboratories. You’ve seen some of his slides in my presentation already. But, we’ll let him present on autonomous vehicles, the Moore machine and some work that he’s doing on labor. Then we’ll roll into a conversation and …

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The Truth About Wireless Charging

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant.org: a problem solving website that helps you think like an engineer. There is over four billion mobile phone users in the world, a figure that is expected to grow to five billion by the end of the decade. We’ve …

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This Brain Implant Could Change Lives

I had just finished my freshman year of college. I was out in the ocean and I dove out and into a wave, something I had done many times before. I dove into a sandbar that had drifted in, which fractured my spine and damaged my spinal cord, and that …

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What Will Happen When Earth’s North And South Pole Flip?

– Did you know that Earth has two north poles? There’s the geographic north pole, which never changes, and there’s the magnetic north pole, which is always on the move. And right now it’s moving faster than usual. Over the last 150 years, the magnetic north pole has casually wandered …

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The Mysterious Genius Who Patented the UFO

This is the story about a forgotten genius, a gifted sculptor, artist, and modern-day Leonardo da Vinci, whose UFO-like invention was the realm of pure science fiction. But it’s also a story about this man, his fixation with the past, and living on borrowed time. A couple of years ago …

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A Technology to Reverse Climate Change

Day by day I am motivated mostly, I think, by challenge. I think there is little as challenging as the biggest problem humanity has ever faced which is climate change. There is a certain amount of CO₂ we are allowed to emit into the atmosphere in order to limit global …

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