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Taking aim at so-called "planned obsolescence". Why do our smartphones or laptops always seem to wear out after only a few years of use? Some activ...

Bought by Radio Newark and Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: May 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:19
  • Purchases: 2
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Europe has a long and varied tradition of eating out. But there's a new eating out trend - eating out at home. Ordering takeaway that's delivered i...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Apr 12, 2015
  • Length: 07:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Flightradar24, is a site and app tracking live air traffic. It allows anybody equipped with a smart phone and internet connection to track commerci...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Apr 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 1
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A growing technology skills gap means many companies can't find the talent to keep up with their own growth. The UK tech sector is booming, especia...

Bought by Radio Newark and Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Mar 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 2
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A Solarbox, really. A red phone box in London has had a make-over. It's now a green Solarbox: a free-to-use, solar-powered charging station for mob...

Bought by Radio Newark and WYAP


  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Learning about technology and practical science can help children develop into critical thinkers. That is according to a young Ghanaian entrepreneu...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc. and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 22, 2015
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Ray Rajotte, Scientific Director at the Alberta Diabetes Institute.
Edmonton, Alberta isn’t the place you’d necessarily expect to be making breakthrough medical advances. But that’s just what has been happening in t...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:00
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The most common element in all accidents is the human element. In the quest to eliminate driver error and make our roads safer, we’ve been searchin...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Believe it or not, electric vehicles used to be more popular than gasoline engines. The first practical electric car in 1884, and for decades many ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Imagine waiting to catch a train. You show up at the station and wait for the familiar clanking of wheels and squealing of brakes. This time, howev...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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By the middle of the 20th century electromagnets were common and engineers had begun experimenting with using them to levitate vehicles, including...

  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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You’re driving your car down a street and as you pass, a camera takes a photo of your license plate. Who is taking the photo and what are they doin...

Bought by WABE, Troy Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: FUTUREWORK: How Technology Will Redefine the Culture of Work
IEEE Spectrum Radio explores what the workplace will look like and what the meaning of work will be 30 years into the future.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, WABE, WNMU-FM, Spokane Public Radio, WNIJ and more


  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 39
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Forget about point-of-sale displays. What if you could get people talking about your products right before they are ready to buy? Takuro Yoshida, C...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
  • Length: 43:00
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An investigation into the stuff that makes anything digital actually possible: rare earth minerals. Host Benjamen Walker uncovers the dark story be...

Bought by KALW, KVMR, KUT, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Reporter Britta Conroy-Randall took a trip with blind advocate Romeo Edmead to find out how easy to is for him to get around town.

Bought by Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Mar 20, 2013
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Life is everywhere and we have a tough time killing it when sending our spacecraft off to Mars. However, in the lab, life is elusive. We look at th...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2012
  • Length: 15:03
  • Purchases: 1
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How small and how large can life be? Hear scientists consider various answers to these questions and even attempt to convince you that life can be ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 19, 2012
  • Length: 10:49
  • Purchases: 1
From: Bishop Sand
Series: Sift
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What is life? In the first installment of our "origin of life" topic, hear various attempts to define life and ponder the life of the internet.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Bestselling author Joel Garreau shows in his book, Radical Evolution, that we are at a turning point in history. At this moment we are engineering...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: The Stairs hydroelectric dam in Big Cottonwood Canyon, one of the oldest sources of electricity for Salt Lake City., Credit: Ross Chambless
Do you know where your electricity comes from?

  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 06:12
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We dive into the Schrödinger's Cat paradox and ask what it reveals about the nature of quantum mechanics and physics in general.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 09:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Sustainable Design for the Future, from IEEE Spectrum Magazine and the National Science Foundation. Sustainable planning – of buildings and communi...

Bought by CHSR-FM 97.9, KZYX, KISU, WNYC, KZYX and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Shutdown screen at Cern, Credit: Andy Duckworth
As the Large Hadron Collider goes into hibernation for the winter, producer Andy Duckworth visits the Atlas experiment at Cern, Geneva, to ask, wil...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 21, 2011
  • Length: 24:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: An Iraqi holds up his non-functioning phone., Credit: Associated Press
From Signal Interrupted, on April 30, 2010. War News Radio reports on a new device that's interrupting communications in Iraq.

  • Added: Apr 30, 2010
  • Length: 06:31