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A daily newsletter charting the future: From technology to the scientific breakthroughs changing our lives.

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  • Are Electric Cars Taking Over The Roads?

    02:07
  • Meet Your Microbiota and the Universe Inside Your Body

    02:33
  • This Hybrid-Electric Airplane Could Be The Future of Air Travel

    01:07
  • Astronomers Just Made a Once-in-a-Lifetime Discovery About Merging Neutron Stars

    01:59
  • This Week in Tech News: Earbuds That Can Translate 40 Languages And A Pizza Parka

    02:33
  • Why Faster Travel Can Wreak Havoc on Our Bodies

    03:58
  • Facebook Just Announced Affordable VR

    01:24
  • How an Algorithm is Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

    02:07
  • These Virtual Reality Apps Let You Travel The World Without Ever Leaving Home

    02:38
  • An Experimental New Project Is Helping Bring LTE Connectivity to Puerto Rico

    01:19
  • This Week in Pioneering

    03:52
  • What Will Climate Change Do to Cloud Forests?

    03:16
  • Remembering The Sputnik 1 Launch

    01:49
  • Detection of Gravitational Waves Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Physics

    01:16
  • This Vine-Like Robot Could Be The Future of Search And Rescue Operations

    01:09
  • This Week in Technology: Twitter’s Expanded Character Limit And Intel’s New Chip

    01:52
  • What Will It Take To Get The Power Back On in Puerto Rico?

    04:10
  • Was a CEO Fired or Did They Retire? This Algorithm Claims to Have the Answer

    02:23
  • Acclaimed Inventor James Dyson Gets in The Electric Car Race

    00:59
  • A Ring That Could Unlock Everything In Your Electronic Future

    00:54
  • Understanding a Hurricane

    04:04
  • How NASA Weathered Hurricane Harvey

    03:27
  • Why Florida Residents Couldn’t Use Solar Power After Irma Knocked Out The Electricity

    01:13
  • After The Storm: Dealing With The Toxic Waste Hurricanes Leave Behind

    01:27
  • How Hurricanes Are Formed And What Makes Them Intensify

    01:41

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The Idea for Apple’s AirPods Goes Back More Than Six Decades

Ray Bradbury predicted earbuds way back in 1953, with his seminal novel Fahrenheit 451. Since then, a slew of companies have iterated on headphones and finally, earbuds. Last year Apple introduced its wireless earbud design with the AirPods. While Apple is hardly the first or only maker of earbuds, no modern tech company is nearly as ubiquitous - bringing the seashell radios of Bradbury’s pages into the real-world everyday.

Mach

  • Are Electric Cars Taking Over The Roads?

    02:07
  • Meet Your Microbiota and the Universe Inside Your Body

    02:33
  • This Hybrid-Electric Airplane Could Be The Future of Air Travel

    01:07
  • Astronomers Just Made a Once-in-a-Lifetime Discovery About Merging Neutron Stars

    01:59
  • This Week in Tech News: Earbuds That Can Translate 40 Languages And A Pizza Parka

    02:33
  • Why Faster Travel Can Wreak Havoc on Our Bodies

    03:58
  • Facebook Just Announced Affordable VR

    01:24
  • How an Algorithm is Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

    02:07
  • These Virtual Reality Apps Let You Travel The World Without Ever Leaving Home

    02:38
  • An Experimental New Project Is Helping Bring LTE Connectivity to Puerto Rico

    01:19
  • This Week in Pioneering

    03:52
  • What Will Climate Change Do to Cloud Forests?

    03:16
  • Remembering The Sputnik 1 Launch

    01:49
  • Detection of Gravitational Waves Wins The 2017 Nobel Prize In Physics

    01:16
  • This Vine-Like Robot Could Be The Future of Search And Rescue Operations

    01:09
  • This Week in Technology: Twitter’s Expanded Character Limit And Intel’s New Chip

    01:52
  • What Will It Take To Get The Power Back On in Puerto Rico?

    04:10
  • Was a CEO Fired or Did They Retire? This Algorithm Claims to Have the Answer

    02:23
  • Acclaimed Inventor James Dyson Gets in The Electric Car Race

    00:59
  • A Ring That Could Unlock Everything In Your Electronic Future

    00:54
  • Understanding a Hurricane

    04:04
  • How NASA Weathered Hurricane Harvey

    03:27
  • Why Florida Residents Couldn’t Use Solar Power After Irma Knocked Out The Electricity

    01:13
  • After The Storm: Dealing With The Toxic Waste Hurricanes Leave Behind

    01:27
  • How Hurricanes Are Formed And What Makes Them Intensify

    01:41
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