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The Future of Cancer Research | Freethink
 
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Intel employee Bryce Olson was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. When the standard of care didn’t work, Bryce turned to genomic sequencing which allowed his doctors to identify specific genetic drivers of his disease and identify specific treatments and clinical trials that were a fit for his specific cancer. This precision medicine approach helped send his cancer into remission for several years. Now that his cancer has returned, Bryce is working with the Broad Institute and other leaders in the field of advanced cancer research to use artificial intelligence powered by Intel technology to discover new, innovative solutions that can help him and millions of others like him around the world. Learn more about the work Intel is doing to power the future of healthcare intelligence at intel.com/healthcare For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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The Unhackable Email Service | Freethink Coded
 
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Ladar Levison built an encrypted email service called Lavabit that counted a prominent figure among its users: Edward Snowden. After spending 10 years building Lavabit, he has to destroy it all in one night. When the FBI demanded Levison decrypt Snowden’s communications, he had two options, either hand over the encryption key or destroy his servers. He chose the latter. Now, he’s back and building an even more secure version of Lavabit that could make mass email surveillance obsolete.
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Did the Food Pyramid Make Us Fat? | Freethink Wrong
 
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To address rising health problems in the 1980s, scientists and policymakers developed the US Food Pyramid to encourage healthy eating. But despite a massive public education campaign, obesity and diabetes continued to rise. What happened? How did we get it so… wrong? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Offering Prisoners a Second Chance Through Education | Freethink Stand Together
 
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68% of people released from prison return within three years. But less than 1% of graduates from Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison ever return. By offering college degree programs, their mission is to give people the tools to turn their lives around and give back to their communities when released. Freethink is proud to present this story in partnership with Stand Together. For more information on other inspiring community efforts they support, visit https://www.stand-together.org. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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This Neuroscientist Uses fMRI to Communicate With People in a Vegetative State | Freethink
 
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Whether some patients in vegetative states were actually "there" has always been a mystery. Most people thought it would never be possible to know. Neuroscientist Adrian Owen, author of "Into The Gray Zone" and a professor at Western University in Canada decided to try to communicate with them with the help of fMRI technology to monitor brain activity. He found, amazingly, that around 20% of people in vegetative states are actually aware of their surroundings - and thanks to his technique, able to communicate for the first time. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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The Garage Converting Classic Cars to Electric Vehicles | Freethink DIY Science
 
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EV West, a garage outside San Diego, is turning classic cars into electric vehicles. Not only that, their cars have won performance competitions and even set a record at the PIke’s Peak International Hill Climb. We talk with owner Michael Bream about how he got started doing DIY conversions and the technology that makes these conversions possible. We also check out some very cool cars. What would your dream conversion car be? Let us know in the comments. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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This Man Launched a New Internet Service Provider from His Garage | Freethink DIY Science
 
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Many people complain about their internet service, but Brandt Kuykendall did something about it. A resident of the small town of Dillon Beach, CA, he found the service to his town was too slow and expensive. After months chasing down companies to get access to internet infrastructure, he finally started a DIY ISP in his garage - and neighbors were clamoring for access to his faster, cheaper, and better-serviced network. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Steven Pinker Makes the Case for Optimism | Freethink
 
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Author and Harvard professor Steven Pinker lays out what he see as a basic paradox. The news today seems worse than ever - but based on a number of key metrics, Pinker argues the world is better than it’s ever been. Pinker explores the data and makes the case for how can we tackle the world’s problems while not drowning in negativity. That’s the focus of his latest book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress. What do you think of Steven Pinker’s argument? Let us know in the comments and subscribe for more videos about people thinking differently and making a difference. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Inside the Cajun Navy: How Volunteers are Training to Rescue Hurricane Victims | Freethink
 
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After Hurricane Katrina, volunteers with boats rescued thousands of flood victims. Those volunteers have evolved into the “Cajun Navy,” a cluster of groups which have helped rescue many more people stranded in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and other floods and major storms. We followed one of these groups, Cajun Navy Relief, as they prepared for their first-ever Search and Rescue games this spring. The games were just the latest effort by the group to add new skills and capabilities to the all-volunteer group. Can civilian-led rescue be part of future disaster recovery efforts? Let us know what you think in the comments. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink Forum, our group for sharing new advances, our own projects, and opportunities to get involved: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freethinkforum/ And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Can Science Make People Live Healthier for Longer?
 
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Most of medical science focuses on combating disease and managing the impact of aging. But one MIT researcher wants to tackle aging head on. Through decades of research, Dr. Leonard Guarente has uncovered a basic mechanism to regulate aging and co-founded Elysium to turn his research into a product. Elysium’s mission is to help people live healthier for longer. Freethink is proud to present this story in partnership with Elysium. Learn more at: https://freeth.ink/elysium-health For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Growing Crops in the Desert with Seawater | Freethink
 
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Water is in short supply in much of the world - but what if we use seawater? It’s been a dream for many years, but now technology is making it possible. This new seawater greenhouse uses a clever cardboard design to distill fresh water from salt water cheaply and efficiently. It’s helping grow crops in Somaliland, and could help stop the water crisis in Africa and other parts of the world that are susceptible to drought. The founder of Seawater Greenhouse, Charlie Paton, explains how unlike traditional greenhouses - which are hothouses - this one is a “cool house” that is ideal for growing temperate crops in deserts or other hot, arid regions. What do you think? Will this succeed at turning desert into farmland? What other projects have caught your eye? Let us know in the comments and subscribe for new videos every week. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem Wants to Disrupt Money | Freethink Coded
 
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Charlie Shrem went from being a multi-millionaire to having almost nothing. Founder of BitInstant, Shrem was one of the first Bitcoin entrepreneurs. And it paid off big time. Until he allowed a customer to resell bitcoin on Silk Road, the infamous internet black market. Shrem spent one year in jail. Now, he’s out and is sure of two things: he’s learned his lesson and Bitcoin is the future of finance. And Shrem wants to convince the world that both are true.
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Helping Veterans Heal Through Therapy | Freethink Stand Together
 
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Veterans returning home with PTSD often face many of the same stigmas around getting help that civilians face and aren’t always able to access the care they need to recover. But Headstrong, a nonprofit founded by veterans to help other veterans believes that trauma is treatable. They provide veterans with free access to quality therapists who offer them the tailored support they really need to get better and adjust to life back home. Learn more about this issue at http://www.stand-together.org/headstrong If you or someone you know is seeking help, please check out http://www.getheadstrong.org/get-help Freethink is proud to present this story in partnership with Stand Together. For more information on other inspiring community efforts they support, visit https://www.stand-together.org/headstrong. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Is Vitamin C a Total Sham? | Freethink Wrong
 
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In the heart of cold and flu season, it's natural to reach for the Vitamin C. But we may want to think twice. While it has ballooned into a billion dollar business and crystallized as an all-powerful supplement in our collective conscious, countless studies have showed that Vitamin C’s ability to cure is questionable at best, and may even increase your risk for certain diseases. Did we all really get Vitamin C totally...wrong? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Meet the Scientist Searching Sewers for Cures | Freethink On the Fringe
 
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Yale scientist Ben Chan spends a lot of time doing what most people would avoid at all costs. He travels the world collecting sewage samples. And he’s found that there are things hiding in our sewers. And not just clown or mutant turtles: bacteriophages, potentially life-saving cures for antibiotic-resistant infections. Watch our Q&A on phages with Ben Chan here: https://www.facebook.com/freethinksuperhuman/videos/1496591347134838/ For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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The Tattooed, Skater Principal Making Education Fun Again | Freethink
 
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Hamish Brewer is a born motivator. The New Zealander with an infectious energy served as principal of Occoquan Elementary, a school serving a large low-income and immigrant community. His unique leadership approach turned Occoquan from a struggling school with sagging test scores into one of the best schools in the state. Now, he’s in his first year at a new school, tasked with spearheading the same transformation he led at Occoquan. Can he replicate his remarkable success at Fred Lynn Middle School? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Our Cyborg Future is Coming (And That’s Not a Bad Thing)
 
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The Matrix. Terminator. Bladerunner. Hollywood loves to sensationalize merging the body with advanced tech. But will it really be so bad? We sat down with Adam Piore, author of The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human to discuss why we should stop freaking out and embrace our cyborg future. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Could Growing Vaccines in Plants Save Lives? | Freethink
 
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This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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What Happens When a Hacker Hero is Arrested by the FBI? | Freethink Coded
 
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The super-secretive hacker known as MalwareTech became famous when he dismantled the WannaCry computer virus, one of the most alarming privacy threats in recent memory. But the praise was cut short when the FBI arrested him for creating a virus that gave hackers access to people’s banking credentials. Was he just doing research to stop criminal activity or engaging in criminal activity himself? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Can an Algorithm Catch a Serial Killer? | Freethink
 
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A self-professed data nerd, Thomas Hargrove believes everything around us is following a mathematical formula...including murder. Hargrove wanted to find a way to use data to solve cold cases and identify potential serial killers that have gone unnoticed. Armed with public homicide records, he created an algorithm that can spot similar patterns across different cases. Each cluster is given an unique identifier -- what he calls a “Dewey Decimal System of death.” Through the Murder Accountability Project, Hargrove releases the data to the public and partners with local law enforcement to consult on ongoing investigations. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink forum to share news and find more ways to make a difference: http://www.facebook.com/group And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing
 
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After he was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer, Intel’s Bryce Olson sequenced his genome which offered clues to new treatments for his disease. While the current standard of care for cancer patients includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, genetic sequencing opens the door for new possibilities beyond these traditional approaches. Bryce explains his personal mission to encourage others to get their genome sequenced, how to do it, and why cancer patients should tell their doctors “sequence me!” The National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute has a lot of helpful resources for people wanting to learn more about the topics discussed in the video. For an updated list of drugs approved by the FDA for various cancers go here: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/drugs/cancer-type To learn more about getting your cancer sequenced, visit: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/precision-medicine/tumor-dna-sequencing Find information about enrolling in NCI-approved clinical trials here: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials For more information from Bryce on the power of genetic sequencing for cancer patients, visit SequenceMe.org. And to learn more about how Intel is working to transform healthcare, visit intel.com/healthcare For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethink Website: http://www.freethink.com
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The Real Bionic Man | Freethink Superhuman
 
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After his arm was amputated, doctors outfit Johnny, a self-described “hillbilly” from West Virginia, with one of the world’s most advanced robotic arms. Johnny is able to control his new arm with his mind, giving him a level of motor control impossible until now. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink forum to share news and find more ways to make a difference: http://www.facebook.com/group And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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How a Smartphone Can Detect a Disease That Kills Thousands
 
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Anemia affects up to ⅓ of the world’s population, but tests are expensive and require complicated devices. Now, an app is able to screen for anemia without even drawing blood. It’s the brainchild of Rob Mannino, a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology who has anemia himself. He wanted to fight the disease, so he teamed up with Wilbur Lam, an associate professor at Emory. Recognizing the number of people who were suffering from the disease in areas without sufficient medical care, he found a way to update an old test for anemia into the modern age. By taking pictures of the fingernails of patients, the pallor of their unpigmented skin can be analyzed to determine whether they have anemia with an accuracy within 10% of far more expensive tests. Since many developing countries lack medical care but have cell phones, it could be a game changer in getting care to people who need it around the world. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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The Phoenix is Rethinking How We Treat Addiction - With Dramatic Results | Freethink Stand Together
 
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Meet The Phoenix, the free sober active community that’s using fitness to change how we treat addiction. Scott Strode, the founder, got sober with the help of a gym and wanted to help others with their recovery. Now thousands of people are transforming their lives and unlocking their potential. In doing so they are challenging the stigma around drug rehabilitation by publicly embracing their sobriety and talking about it openly. Freethink followed The Phoenix team during their annual retreat in Moab, Utah to learn more about this incredible group. There are chapters in California, Idaho, Colorado and Massachusetts, and the only membership fee is 48 hours of sobriety. Activities include boxing, running, hiking, mindfulness, and in this case rock climbing. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Meet the Amateur Astronomer Who Found a Lost NASA Satellite | Freethink
 
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Amateur astronomer Scott Tilley made international headlines when he rediscovered NASA’s IMAGE satellite 13 years after it mysteriously disappeared. In this interview with Freethink, Scott discusses his role in the satellite’s recovery, why he enjoys amateur astronomy, and how citizen scientists like him have contributed to our knowledge of space from the space race to the present day. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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What Will Schools Look Like in the Future?
 
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Everyone wants America’s education system to do better. Ex-Googler Max Ventilla has a radical idea for how to make it work more like a social network. Ventilla’s AltSchool is building a highly-personalized education experience that gets better and cheaper as more students use it. In a decade, AltSchool may not have just built some new schools but rather a new school system that all will be able to join.
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Meet The Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous | Freethink Coded
 
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Jay Leiderman isn’t your normal defense attorney. He’s committed his career to defending hackers, including Anonymous, the world’s most secretive and famous hacking organization. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink forum to share news and find more ways to make a difference: http://www.facebook.com/group And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Father Creates Bionic Organ for Son | Freethink Superhuman
 
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A father’s quest to help his son with diabetes led him to develop an artificial pancreas that could change the lives of millions of people who suffer from the disease. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Could Freezing Your Body Offer a Chance at Immortality? | Freethink On the Fringe
 
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In a lab in Arizona, dozens of bodies sit preserved at 320 degrees below zero. They each paid $200,000 to be frozen on the hope that, one day, medicine will advance far enough to once again bring them back from the dead. While many may scoff at the idea of cryonics, supporters and companies like Alcor feel taking a bet on a long shot is better than the alternative. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Beware the Frankenbabies! | Freethink Wrong
 
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As scientists began to develop in-vitro fertilization in the ‘70s for parents struggling to have a baby, experts and media piled on with frightening predictions that almost stopped the invention that has helped millions of families today dead in its track. WRONG - Episode 2 This episode is co-distributed with our partner GOOD. Check out more of their work at https://www.good.is For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink forum to share news and find more ways to make a difference: http://www.facebook.com/group And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Brain Implant Restores Movement to Paralyzed Man | Freethink Superhuman
 
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A tragic diving accident while on vacation left Ian Burkhart unable to move most of his body. But a brain implant connected to electrodes on his arm restored his ability to move his fingers and could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Using Viruses to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
 
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Ben is a Yale researcher collecting bacteriophages (bacteria-destroying viruses) in hopes of treating superbugs. Paige is a cystic fibrosis patient in Texas with an antibiotic-resistant pseudomonas infection which has further reduced her already limited lung capacity, and Ben’s therapy is her last resort. While superbugs have evolved resistance to our most powerful antibiotics, the phages Ben has found in water samples around the world could be capable of knocking them out. In this documentary, we follow Ben as he travels from his laboratory in New Haven to Lubbock, Texas to deliver the treatment - and meet Paige as she shows us what life is like before and after this experimental phage therapy. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And join our facebook group for people thinking differently and making a difference: http://www.facebook.com/groups/freethinkforum/ And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Can Growing Organs in Pigs Solve the Organ Shortage? | Freethink On the Fringe
 
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America is in the middle of an organ crisis. 20 people die every day in the U.S. waiting for a transplant and over 100,000 people are on waiting lists. However, some researchers think they have a solution -- growing human organs inside animals. One of companies pioneering this approach is Recombinetics which raises genetically-modified pigs to grow human cells, tissues, and organs. Human stem cells are inserted into the animals to create “chimeras”. Could this strange idea be the key to helping people everywhere getting the life-saving organs they need? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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How Teenagers in Baltimore are Using Code to Stop Overdose Deaths | Freethink DIY Science
 
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In Baltimore, sometimes called the heroin capital of the U.S., a group of teenagers have developed an app that can track bad batches of drugs and alert nearby users. This helps drug users know when potentially lethal combinations of heroin and fentanyl are being distributed in their community. The so-called Bad Batch Boys believe that giving the information to the people that need it most has the potential to save countless lives. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Saving Lives with AI | Freethink
 
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As hospitals collect more and more data, analyzing it is a challenge and an opportunity. Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a case study in how using artificial intelligence in hospitals can help improve outcomes. They’re working with Intel’s Healthcare AI team to develop machine learning algorithms that can see patterns within it. The result, which they call the Patient Centered Analytic Learning Machine or PALM, is continually monitoring things like cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels, heart rate, oxygen levels and more. It’s both learning from this and using AI to predict when respiratory failure, sepsis, or other bad outcomes are likely to occur. Not only can this save lives and keep patients healthy, it also allows patients to be treated faster - saving money and time for the patient, hospitals and health care system. And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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How Papa Provides "Grandkids on Demand"
 
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Seniors often need help or companionship - but there might not be anyone to call. Papa is a new service that provides "Grandkids on Demand" by connecting them with college students for help with household tasks, transportation, technology--and companionship. This allows seniors to maintain independence and stay in their homes rather than assisted living facilities. It also provides college students with a great way to earn extra cash and develop work experience on a flexible schedule. The Papa service is accessible through an app or a simple phone call to help seniors who aren’t as tech-savvy. In this video, we interview Andrew Parker, the CEO of Papa, and follow along as a Papa Pal helps out a Papa user around the house. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join our facebook group for people thinking differently and making a difference: http://www.facebook.com/groups/freethinkforum/ And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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What Happened to the Beepocalypse? | Freethink Wrong
 
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In 2006 bees started disappearing. Beekeepers reported to losing up to 90% of their beehives. And no one knew why. Nearly every news outlet raised the alarm, warning of an imminent beepocalypse that would devastate our food supply. But while alarm bells rang, things turned around. And bee colonies are now at a 20 year high. How did we get the beepocalypse so… wrong? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Can AI Solve Our Biggest Problems? | Freethink Challengers
 
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Scott Phoenix, cofounder of Vicarious, believes artificial intelligence could one day cure cancer, create new forms of energy, and solve virtually every problem that humans simply can’t. With the support of investors like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, Vicarious is striving to bring about a future with AI in our lifetimes. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink forum to share news and find more ways to make a difference: http://www.facebook.com/group And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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The Violinist Playing for Freedom in Venezuela | Freethink
 
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When Wuilly Arteaga, a Venezuelan violin virtuoso, took to the streets to join the anti-government protests with just his instrument, he was beaten and arrested. But that didn't deter him. It made him even more determined to use his music to help bring freedom to his country. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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The Student Laboratory Reinventing Food To Stop Waste
 
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40% of food goes to waste - and much of that comes from companies. The Drexel food lab at Drexel University is helping companies “upcycle” unsold products into new ones and find ways to turn scraps or byproducts into great foods people want to buy. Students work with customers and products to create new ideas and products that the companies can produce with food that would otherwise go to waste. It helps give students work experience, prevents food waste, and helps the companies as well. In this video, the director of Drexel’s Food Lab walks us through the process, and a manager from a customer, Bimbo Bakeries USA, talks about how they are working with Drexel students to reduce their environmental impact. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethink Website: http://www.freethink.com
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How to Resolve Difficult Conflicts | Freethink Crossing the Divide
 
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Have you ever found yourself in an argument that was so frustrating that no resolution felt possible? Harvard’s top negotiation expert, Dr. Daniel Shapiro, says it’s not what we’re arguing about that’s the problem, it’s how we’re arguing. Dr. Shapiro is author of Negotiating the Nonnegotiable and has committed his career to giving people a framework for resolving their most emotionally-charged conflicts. As political and cultural tensions continue to heighten in the U.S. and around the world, we asked Dr. Shapiro how we can move forward. And he has three insights that could forge a path toward understanding. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink forum to share news and find more ways to make a difference: http://www.facebook.com/group And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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Did Rats Start the Drug War? | Freethink Wrong
 
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Much of our shared understanding about drugs and addiction came from a series of studies done in the 1950s and 60s on lab rats. But a skeptical researcher has designed his own study that involves, well... essentially an amusement park for rats, and the surprising results may show that everything we think we know about addiction is all… wrong. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethinkmedia.com
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This Restaurant Gives At-Risk Youth a Second Chance | Freethink Stand Together
 
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Chef Chad Houser was a rising star in the Dallas restaurant scene, but after volunteering with kids in the criminal justice system, he felt a calling to do more. He gave up his job to start Cafe Momentum, a restaurant staffed by kids from the criminal justice system. They’re given year-long paid internships where they are taught the skills to succeed in restaurants and society. It’s his way of trying to fix the problems with the criminal justice system. And it works - while about half of the kids released from jail in Texas end up back there within a year, 85% of the kids who come through Cafe Momentum never go back. Could this model of teaching skills and preventing recidivism be replicated in more cities? Let us know what you think in the comments. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Coffin-Building Clubs Help Seniors Face Death and Enjoy Life | Freethink
 
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Most people are afraid of death. But members New Zealand’s Kiwi Coffin Club are facing it head on. Founded by Katie Williams, a former midwife and hospice nurse, members build and then decorate their own customized coffins as a way of celebrating their lives and highlighting their unique personalities. Beyond the coffin building itself, the club has built a strong, supportive community where people can have frank conversations and reflect on their future with Members think this healthier approach to death can help other people who might otherwise be lonely or afraid at the end of their lives. For more stories profiling people thinking differently and making a difference, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink Forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/freethinkforum/ for opportunities to get involved and share your own projects! And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Treating Diabetes with a DIY Pancreas | Freethink DIY Science
 
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Diabetes is a high maintenance and high stakes disease requiring constant monitoring and precise decision-making. What if we could outsource that workload to a machine? That’s what one couple decided to do. They made a homemade pancreas that eases the burden of diabetes care… and then released the design to the public for free. For more information, go to https://diyps.org/ and https://openaps.org/ or follow #WeAreNotWaiting on twitter, facebook or other social networks. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink Forum at https://www.facebook.com/groups/freethinkforum/ to find more opportunities to get involved, or share news or your own projects. And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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How 3D-Printing is Revolutionizing Heart Surgery
 
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Joseph is a small child whose heart has big problems. He needed multiple surgeries before being adopted from China, and it was expected that he would need a heart transplant in the future. Dr. Anagnostopoulos, a heart surgeon with the University of Wisconsin Health system, is taking a new approach. His lab is 3D-printing hearts of people who need heart surgery so that they can design and practice complicated surgeries on exact models beforehand. It's a method which is revolutionizing heart surgery by making the most difficult heart surgeries feasible - but will it be enough to save Joseph's heart? For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Hunting Down His Son's Killer
 
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Matt and Cristina Might’s son was born with an illness doctors couldn’t identify. Matt Might, a computer science professor, worked with doctors to sequence their genetic data and discover that he was the first known case of NGLY1 deficiency, a genetic disorder. Today, thanks to innovative efforts to find other patients and identify new treatments, he’s at the forefront of a new movement called precision medicine. Watch the inspiring story behind the viral blog post “Hunting Down My Son’s Killer.” For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia Join the Freethink Forum, for people interested in thinking differently and making a difference: www.facebook.com/groups/freethinkforum/ And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethink Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Making Tumors Glow to Improve Cancer Surgery
 
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This surgeon, Dr. Sunil Singhal, is making tumors glow to help doctors ensure they have removed all of the cancer cells at the surgery site. Completely removing cancer tumors can be difficult, and if a small amount remains, the cancer can recur. Sunil, the director of the Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, came up with the idea of using glowing tumors to advance cancer surgery after an instance where it recurred in a young patient his team was confident they had cured. By using fluorescent dyes and delivery mechanisms for small drugs, they are able to imbue the cancer cells with fluorescent dye and then use ultraviolet light to make them glow. After 10 years in development, it is now in use - and is a notable improvement to cancer surgery, as it turns out around 10% of the surgeries would otherwise leave cancer cells behind. If you like the video, remember to share and subscribe to learn about more cool scientific breakthroughs and people changing the world! For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethink Website: http://www.freethink.com
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Modifying Your Immune System to Fight Cancer
 
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Nothing seemed to work on Josh Feldman's tumor. Then he tried an experimental study with CAR T-cell therapy. The therapy involves extracting your body's T-cells, which carry out your immune response to disease, and modifying them with a virus so that they attack cancer cells. The approach can succeed where chemotherapy, cancer surgery, or other approaches fail. It also does not cause the damage to the rest of the body that chemotherapy drugs or surgery does. While it is experimental - and his doctors at the UCLA oncology center note that it does not work perfectly on all patients so far - it has the potential to be a breakthrough treatment. For more stories profiling pioneers of science and tech innovation, subscribe to Freethink at https://www.youtube.com/freethinkmedia And follow Freethink across other platforms here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freethinkmedia Twitter: https://twitter.com/freethinkmedia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freethinkmedia Website: http://www.freethink.com
Views: 75309 Freethink
Can This Startup Rethink Nuclear Power?
 
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Dr. Leslie Dewan and her team at Transatomic are designing a nuclear reactor that can produce much more electricity than a conventional reactor, while creating much less nuclear waste. But to implement their vision, they’ll need to take on a deeply entrenched energy industry and convince a cautious public that Transatomic can safely harness the most powerful energy in the world.
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