Episode 26: Rugged Tech Exploration…With Mike Libecki

What’s the worst accident your laptop has survived? A drop? A spilled cup of coffee? Mike Libecki, National Geographic Explorer, is a little harder on his tech. His laptop has survived -67 degree temperatures and curious polar bears because his job is to travel to the world’s most remote and extreme environments. His passion is to make the world a better place. On this episode, learn how Mike’s non-profit organization is using technology to transform lives around the world.

3.8 – Forensics: Who’s on the Case?

Trailblazers takes a look at rigorous standards, improved inquiry, and how scientific breakthroughs have aided the investigative process over its history and into the future.

Episode 25: Preserving History…About Earth and Beyond

Putting the first man on the moon in 1969 cemented America’s dominance in the space race. And as we have continued exploration into the vast unknown, the purpose of each mission is about collecting data, terabytes of priceless and irreplaceable data. How does our body react to weightlessness? Can plants grow in space? Was there ever life on Mars? On this episode, NASA’s Tom Stein explains how and why he and his team collect, preserve, and distribute terabytes of irreplaceable data generated by the space program.

3.7 – Printers: What Will We Print Next?

Walter Isaacson tells a story about technology that literally jumps off the page.

Episode 24: The Railroad…Where Innovation Produces Profit

Sometimes the best way to get ahead in business is to think small. Compared to the multi-billion-dollar titans in their industry, Rio Grande Pacific is more nimble, reactive, and able to communicate more closely with the niche market they serve. On this episode, Rio Grande Pacific CIO Jason Brown shares how his IT department mixes traditional IT, marketing and customer service to drive innovation. Because IT can become a profit center for any business… if you have the right mindset.

3.6 – Mattresses: Innovation Never Sleeps

Beds. They’re where we’re born. They’re where we die. And they’re where we spend 33% of our lives in between!

3.5 – VR: What’s Possible in Reality?

Virtual Reality has become almost too real. But from early steps forward in video gaming technology to educational, healthcare and …

Episode 23: Turning Tech into Treasure…With Nikki Reed

In this episode, actress-turned-entrepreneur Nikki Reed talks about the innovative way her business, BaYou with Love, is using technology to promote sustainability and leave a legacy of good.

3.4 – Politics: The Medium is the Message

Elections have changed mightily since the days of whistle-stop campaigns and print ads. They’ve evolved into a constant dialogue between …

Episode 22: Artificial Intelligence…Driving In the Streets

Most cities were built for a reality that no longer exists. The streets were laid out for horse-drawn carriages. To make cities more livable, city planners need better insight into how people actually use the city, how they move through it and live in it. In this episode, Dr. Richard Kelley explains how artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things work together to create “smart cities” – cities that reflect the needs of citizens now and in the future.

Episode 21: Data So Powerful…It’s Saving Lives

Genome sequencing is medicine that moves at the speed of technology. The faster that computers can process genetic data, the faster scientists can develop gene therapy for diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more. James Lowey, CIO at TGen, discusses how his team creates the supercomputers that are driving inspirational advances in medicine.

3.3 – Formula 1: The Race to Keep Pace

The drive for innovation is as fast as it is furious. But at what cost? Hear how drivers, engineers and data scientists have partnered to make Formula One safer, faster and more entertaining.