Technology

Environmental Outlook: The Vertical Farm

October 5, 2010

By 2050 an additional three billion people are projected to living on earth - most of them in urban areas: The case for sustainable cities, urban agriculture, and vertical farms.

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

September 30, 2010

How the nine months before birth can affect the rest of a person's life. Understanding the growing body of research that connects experiences in the womb and lifelong health.

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry" (Rebroadcast)

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry" (Rebroadcast)

September 6, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

Fertility's Legal Issues

Fertility's Legal Issues

August 16, 2010

Advances in assisted reproductive technology have multiplied options for people wanting to have a baby. But the law has not kept up with the science. The new legal and ethical frontiers of modern parenthood.

The Future of Magazines

The Future of Magazines

August 10, 2010

Magazines are in trouble. Hundreds of periodicals folded last year and the former powerhouse Newsweek was sold for a dollar in exchange for millions in debt: What’s ahead for the magazine industry in the digital age.

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

July 27, 2010

Astronaut Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. Today she is on a new mission: to make science cool for kids – especially girls. How she plans to encourage students to prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering...

The Future of Cell and Smart Phones

The Future of Cell and Smart Phones

July 26, 2010

What's next for cell and smart phones. Once they were simply for making and receiving calls. Today they can be used to text, browse, shop, take photos and play videos. The future of mobile communications.

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry"

July 8, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

The Parking Garage

The Parking Garage

July 7, 2010

Parking garages have been part of the urban landscape for more than a century. How this often-maligned structure contributes to civic life and expands the future of transportation, architecture, and design.

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

July 6, 2010

The Environmental Outlooks Series: how electric cars could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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