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May 29, 2020

How would you reinvent something that’s been used for thousands of years, by millions of people? In this episode, we discover the process of invention with Rory Cooper, an engineer who revolutionized the wheelchair. He’s our guide to time traveling back to the kings and quee...

April 19, 2019

How does a country start its own space program? Come with us to Ireland to find out, and meet one of the students whose childhood dreams of launching a satellite are about to come true. Lana Salmon is part of a team from University College Dublin building Ireland’s first-eve...

June 1, 2018

In this episode, we visit a supercomputer! It's called MareNostrum 4, and it's house in a former chapel in Barcelona, Spain. It's the world's 16th most powerful supercomputer, and it's been named the World's Most Beautiful Data Center! MareNostrum 

Eduardo Porta sta...

April 6, 2018

In this episode, we find out that balloons are about more than fun, they are involved in some very serious science.

December 22, 2017

What's a robotic eel doing in this lake?! Oh, just testing for water pollution... 

Envirobot is one of the first robots of its kind: Swimming robots. Or more technically, bio-inspired marine robots.

That means that the design of the robot has been inspired by a real...

October 6, 2017

In this episode, we delve into darkness to discover where electricity comes from - by learning what happens when it disappears. 

The electric grid is a system of power plants, power lines, and power companies that all work together to bring electricity to your home - and any...

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