Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR

magine you were alive back in the 1980’s, and were told that computers would soon take over everything: from shopping, to dating, and the stock market, that billions of people would be connected via a kind of web, that you would own a handheld device, orders of magnitudes more powerful than supercomputers. It would seem […]

How Static Electricity Works – Stuff to Blow Your Kids’ Mind #3

The Energy Internet Explained, with Jeremy Rifkin

Well, we’re all familiar with the first Internet, the communication Internet. We’ve been on it for 24/25 years most of us. We use the Internet all the time to communicate and send information. The energy Internet is very, very new. It’s now actually being built out in places like Germany, in Denmark and across Europe […]

Robot Surgeons are the Future of Medicine

RoboCop, Robodog, Robo… …doctor? Alright, medical technology is getting weirder by the day. But I mean that in a good way. Take the iKnife for example. It’s a surgical knife that actually vaporizes tissue, and then analyzes the smoke that comes out so that a surgeon can know if she’s cutting into cancerous cells, or […]

Can We Spread Nuclear Power Without Another Chernobyl?

On the 26th of April, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant burst open, releasing a massive amount of radiation which rendered a 1000-square-mile area completely uninhabitable. Then, a couple weeks ago, there was an explosion at an oil refinery in Philadelphia, just a couple miles from my house. My dad actually heard the explosion, and […]

Why Don’t We Have Water Powered Cars Yet?

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin! Hey there! Welcome to my garage-slash-workshop-slash-Olympic-sized swimming pool room. And it’s the perfect place to work on my new invention, a water-powered car! Well, ok, it’s not *technically* my invention. The idea for water-powered cars has been kicking around for ages. Jules Verne wrote that “water will be the […]

Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI

What if the state covered your cost of living, would you still go to work? Go back to school? Not work at all? What would you do? This concept is called a universal basic income or UBI And it’s nothing less than the most ambitious social policy of our times in 2017, basic income is […]

Charge Electronics with Your Shirt!

Cell phone dying? Just plug it into your shirt. What have your clothes done for you lately? I mean, sure they keep you warm, and they give you a style, and I guess they help prevent you from getting arrested for public nudity. But apart from that they just kind of hang there. Well not […]

GIANT 3D Printers Make Ten Houses in Only a Day!

Looking for your dream home? Just press print. You know, I love 3D printing. I’ve talked about it a lot, in fact the second episode ever of Fw:Thinking was about 3D printing. And it was pretty thorough. But I’ve got to talk about it some more, so here’s a way to catch up. It’s also […]

The Future of Alternative Energy

– [Narrator] What do algae, viruses and seawater all have in common? They could all put fossil fuels out of business. 2010. The United States goes through about 19 million barrels of oil per day. And now we’d all like to think that coal and oil are gonna last forever, but we have to face […]