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World Changing Ideas 2010

Ten thoughts, trends and technologies that have the power to transform our lives

December 1, 2010 — The Editors, John Pavlus, Tom Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Svoboda, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Matthew L. Wald

Human Number Crunchers

When research is like a video game, computers finish second

December 1, 2010 — John Pavlus

The Game of Life

Bringing joysticks and scoreboards into our daily routine may be the key to making us better people

December 1, 2010 — John Pavlus

Borrowing Nature's Code

Algorithms inspired by Mother Nature help us run our vast digital biosphere

December 1, 2010 — John Pavlus

The Power of Garbage

Trapped lightning could help zap trash and generate electricity

December 1, 2009 — John Pavlus

The Monitor, ep. 14--Summer Awesomeness

Like a summer blockbuster, this episode is full of thrills--magnets that turn off a reporter's ability to speak; indestructible unmanned aerial vehicles; and more...

June 19, 2008 — Christie Nicholson, John Pavlus and Christopher Mims

The Monitor, ep. 13--Colossal Squid, Narwhals and Improvisational Robotics

Scientists dissect the world's largest invertebrate; narwhals unseat polar bears as the most endangered mammal in the Arctic; introduced lizards underwent superfast evolution; and a new way to program robots that encourages them to improvise solutions to real-world problems

May 6, 2008 — John Pavlus, Christie Nicholson and Christopher Mims

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