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October 9, 2019
Demand for donated organs far outstrips supply. But researchers are working to remedy the crisis using everything from gene-edited pigs to 3D-printed tissue.
September 25, 2019
Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. We explore the science-and ethics-behind the movement.
September 11, 2019
Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided these genetically altered foods won't require a special label. But will they curry favor with consumers?
August 28, 2019
Lyme disease is rampant on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. MIT scientists believe that releasing genetically altered mice on the islands could curb-and even wipe out-the disease. A close look at an unprecedented environmental intervention.
August 14, 2019
In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the Earth long, long ago. In this episode, we talk to the researchers working on a project straight out of science fiction.
July 31, 2019
For decades, we've dreamt of an all-purpose robot that can cater to our every need. Silicon Valley is trying to catch up with that vision. One company is starting with a task already consuming our economy: home delivery.
July 17, 2019
The Apollo program to go to the moon marks the only time humans have left our home planet to set foot on another world. The biggest effect of this voyage was transforming the civilization it left behind.
July 3, 2019
What happens when an injury occurs on a commercial space flight or manned mission to Mars? Meet the scientists and astronauts studying how to keep us safe where routine care is impossible-and the closest hospital is a million miles away.
June 20, 2019
Self-assembly could be a boon for manufacturing in extreme and resource poor environments. Meet the scientist experimenting with the tech to develop adaptive materials and land masses.
June 5, 2019
The duo behind Alexa and Amazon's in-home devices explain what's coming in the next wave of voice technology and machine learning that will power connected homes, search and shopping.
May 22, 2019
As tech giants embrace voice-enabled AI assistants to power purchases, play songs and deliver the weather report, hear the latest on Mica, Magic Leap's AI-powered virtual human, who wants to help you do more.
May 8, 2019
Scientists are looking to Earth's most extreme environments for clues about what alien lifeforms might look like. The data they gather could help future space explorers to understand the origins of life in the universe.
April 24, 2019
In Antarctica, robots are helping scientists explore how life evolves in extreme environments. Such missions are dress-rehearsals for future space exploration to the ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn, where alien life could be thriving.
April 10, 2019
This week, it's all about how we buy stuff and how that stuff gets to us. David, Joanna and Christopher bring on WSJ reporter Katie Bindley to talk about how to make sure you're getting the best deals on Amazon-and all the ways what you see on the page might not be what you think. Next, Julie Jargon, the team's new Family & Tech columnist, comes on to talk about a project she worked on before she took up her new gig: The Journal's Delivery Wars series looked at the tension between customers who want everything on their doorstep and businesses who want to actually make money. Finally, Christopher interviews Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex, about whether drones could one day deliver everything we need right into our hands.
March 27, 2019
Encore edition: The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected - and possibly even augmented - by neural implants and AI. In this episode, we examine how military leaders are preparing for a radical shift in combat.
March 13, 2019
Encore edition: Millions of people suffering from mental health issues are left untreated and undiagnosed. In this episode, we meet the psychologists and scientists studying how artificial intelligence can help.
February 27, 2019
Artificial intelligence will change all of our jobs, according to IBM's Chief Executive. But will the technology augment workers or replace them? Ms. Rometty spoke with WSJ Editor in Chief Matt Murray at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
February 13, 2019
Algorithms are the new matchmakers. Apps have turned dating into a game. And unlimited options have confounded digitally savvy singles. We spoke to the technologists and social scientists reshaping romantic connection.
December 19, 2018
Shifting weather patterns and rising temperatures are altering what crops farmers can plant. In the last of a three-part series on climate, we examine how advancements in AI and genetics could help farms battle drought and crop disease.
December 12, 2018
As cattle farmers struggle with rising temperatures, scientists are scrambling to find solutions. In the second of a three-part series on climate, we meet a calf genetically engineered to withstand heat and get a taste of lab-grown beef.
December 5, 2018
Demand for wild seafood is rising-but so is the cost of bringing it ashore. In the first of a three-part series on climate, we meet the fishermen and scientists grappling with warming waters, shifting currents and rapidly changing economics.
November 28, 2018
Encore edition: Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. Why are Americans still reaching for cash and credit cards? We speak to the experts and explore a future where making a payment could be as easy as nodding your head.
November 17, 2018
The WSJ's David Pierce sits down with David Limp, Amazon's Senior Vice President of Devices and Services, to discuss Alexa's next moves. Plus, an inside look at how Amazon chose its newest headquarter locations.
November 15, 2018
Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of the ridesharing giant, talks with the WSJ's Gerard Baker about expanding Uber's reach, fixing its work culture and setting the course for an initial public offering.
November 15, 2018
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom sits down with Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Matt Murray to discuss social media's evolution amid increased content scrutiny.
November 15, 2018
The WSJ's Jason Anders sits down with Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet and Google, to discuss Google's equity culture, collaborating with the military and understanding AI bias.
November 14, 2018
The WSJ's Jason Anders sits down with Richard Clemmer of NXP Semiconductors and Renee J. James of Ampere to discuss life in the fast-paced semiconductor industry, the impact of U.S.-China relations and the future of computing.
November 14, 2018
The global race for autonomous vehicles is on-but roadblocks lie ahead. Waymo CEO John Krafcik tells WSJ's Jamie Heller about his company's plans to launch a commercial self-driving car service in the coming months.
November 7, 2018
Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. In this episode, we explore the science-and ethics-behind the movement.
October 31, 2018
The days of diamond mining may be numbered, and lab-grown stones have become almost indistinguishable from those pulled from the earth. In this episode, we talk to the diamond dealers and growers hedging against a future in which the mines run dry.
October 24, 2018
The wars of the future will be fought in megacities around the world by soldiers connected - and possibly even augmented - by neural implants and AI. In this episode, we examine how military leaders are preparing for a radical shift in combat.
October 17, 2018
The restaurant industry is embracing automation, from robot-staffed espresso bars to fully automated burger chefs. In this episode, we explore what this means for workers, diners and--most importantly--the quality of our food.
October 10, 2018
In labs around the world, scientists are using gene-editing technology to revive species that disappeared from the face of the earth long, long ago. In this episode, we talk to the researchers working on a project straight out of science fiction.
October 3, 2018
Football-playing robots. Algorithmic umpires. Neurological performance enhancement. In this episode, we look at how science and technology are reshaping the playing field - and how these advances could benefit life beyond sports.
September 26, 2018
Agriculture is turning to automation as it grapples with growing demand and a shrinking labor force. In this episode, we meet the robots making farms more efficient.
September 19, 2018
In this episode, we watch hackers compromise voting machines and hear from technologists hoping to safeguard democracy with help from blockchain and mobile voting. Can tech protect our democratic process from foreign interference?
September 12, 2018
The construction industry has remained essentially unchanged since the invention of the nail gun. But can a labor shortage force builders to embrace technology? In this episode, how drones, automation and prefabrication are changing housing.
September 5, 2018
Billions of people around the world include protein-rich bugs in their diet. But are crickets really a sustainable alternative to chicken? This episode, we talk to the scientists and startup founders looking to put bugs in everything we eat.
August 22, 2018
Encore edition: What happens when antibiotics stop working? With drug-resistant infections on the rise, scientists are scrambling to develop new weapons in the fight against evolved bacteria-from cutting-edge diagnostic tests to revolutionary gene-editing techniques. Programming note: All new episodes resume in early September.
August 15, 2018
Urban areas around the world are increasingly equipped with sensors to track-and control-everything from traffic patterns to wastewater. But this increased connectivity and data collection opens us up to devastating hacks and unwanted surveillance.
August 8, 2018
What if our homes took care of us and not the other way around? In this episode, a look inside the smart homes that could transform everything from entertaining to eldercare.
August 1, 2018
What happens when an injury occurs on a commercial space flight or manned mission to Mars? Meet the scientists and astronauts studying how to keep us safe where routine care is impossible--and the closest hospital is a million miles away.
July 25, 2018
Lyme disease is rampant on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. MIT scientists believe that releasing genetically altered mice on the islands could curb-and even wipe out-the disease. A close look at an unprecedented environmental intervention.
July 18, 2018
Millions of people suffering from mental health issues are left untreated and undiagnosed. In this episode, we meet the psychologists and scientists studying how artificial intelligence can help.
July 11, 2018
When a deadly E.coli outbreak sickened hundreds, it took investigators months to determine the source. In this episode, we look at how sensors, digital ledgers, and genome sequencing could reduce that window to seconds-and make our food supply safer.
July 4, 2018
Rebroadcast: Adidas sneakers made from vegan spider silk. Mushroom-based Dell computer packaging. Today, biofabrication--the science of growing raw materials in a lab--is producing everything from furniture to fabric.
June 27, 2018
Foreign governments are targeting our information, our infrastructure and even our democracy. But what constitutes an act of war in the digital age? When does espionage become an outright attack? Meet the soldiers in the fight for cyber security.
June 20, 2018
Countries such as Kenya and China have rapidly embraced mobile wallets. So why are Americans still reaching for cash and credit cards? We speak to the experts and explore a future where making a payment could be as easy as nodding your head.
June 13, 2018
As much as a third of seafood sold in the U.S. is mislabeled. But can technology and tracking keep the industry honest? Meet the fishermen, chefs and government agents working to ensure that the fish on your plate is the one you ordered.
June 6, 2018
Today, paraplegics can move robotic limbs using only their thoughts. But when it comes to our understanding of how the brain works, we still have a long way to go. Meet the scientists attempting to hack the world's most complex computer.
May 23, 2018
Vegetables engineered with the gene-editing technology Crispr are moving closer to supermarket shelves. But will these genetically altered foods carry labels to alert consumers? Or is gene editing, as some scientists argue, just a way to speed up evolution?
May 17, 2018
Restauranteur Kimbal Musk wants to feed America with hyper-local produce and robot-equipped kitchens. Anya Fernald, CEO of Belcampo, is rethinking the way animals are raised and slaughtered. We asked them how we'll be eating in the years ahead.
May 16, 2018
How will we travel to outer space? And what will we do when get there? Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis and TransAstra founder Joel C. Sercel explain how everything from 3D-printed rockets to asteroid mining will help us explore, live and work in the final frontier.
May 12, 2018
There's a record wealth gap in the U.S. today. Entrepreneur and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to talk about providing at least $500 a month to every American worker making less than $50,000 a year.
May 12, 2018
The actress and activist was joined by Tina Tchen, a partner at Buckley Sandler and leader of the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, to discuss the far-reaching effects of the #metoo movement.
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