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Smart cane may help visually impaired navigate more terrain

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A high-tech upgrade to the traditional white cane may help blind and visually impaired people be more confident about navigating the world independently. The NewsHour's April Brown reports from France. Continue


Iran Nuclear Deal & Big Money Raised in Election 2016

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Washington Week
PBS


The new nuclear deal with Iran has managed to rile up some in the U.S. and abroad. With the disapproval of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians alike, the new deal leaves questions in its wake. Reporters break down the deal's future implications. Plus, a report on the staggering political fundraising that will impact the race to 2016. Continue


Vectra Networks Chief Tech. Officer Oliver Tavakoli

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Chief Technology Officer at the cybersecurity company Vectra shares how the public can keep their information safe in today's web-driven world. Continue


Author Kentaro Toyama

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The W. K. Kellogg Associate Professor at University of Michigan’s School of Information and co-founder of Microsoft Research India discusses the shortcomings of technology in his new book, "Geek Heresy." Continue


I am or AI am?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


There has been a lot of controversy lately on the subject of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, some important elements appear to be missing in the debate so far. Professor Edward Frenkel will talk about the issues surrounding AI from the perspective of a mathematician, and a human. To what extent is it possible to represent reality by numbers and algorithms? Continue


#AskGwen: Social Media in Journalism

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Washington Week
PBS


After three decades as a journalist, Gwen Ifill reflects on how social media has changed her day-to-day job. "You don't start and end with social media," Gwen says. "You still have to do good old-fashioned, shoe-leather reporting, and if you do it right it actually enhances what we do in journalism." Continue


Flying a drone in a slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Cameron Hickey flies a drone in the Crew Bay slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone for Miles O'Brien's four-part series, Cracking Ebola's code. Continue


After the Storm: Interactive Doc on Tornado Disaster

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Independent Lens
PBS


Immerse yourself in this new online, interactive documentary about 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado and read interview with the project's director, an Alabama native, on how making the film was cathartic experience for him. Continue


XPRIZE CEO Peter Diamandis

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The CEO of XPRIZE, the foundation that funds some of the largest innovative projects in the world, discusses his new book, entitled "Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World." Continue


How drinking water pipes can also deliver electric power

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Hydroelectricity -- using the flow of water to generate power -- has long been a small but key source of renewable energy. How can cities around the country better harness that potential? A startup in Portland, Oregon, has developed a system that gets energy from gravity-fed drinking water pipes to produce electricity without any environmental impact. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


Softer, More Human Robots

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NOVA
PBS


Engineers are making robots more human by turning them entirely flexible, inside and out. Continue


How studying insects may lead to smarter drones

PBS NewsHour
PBS


When you watch an insect fly in slow motion, you get a whole new perspective on the complexity of movement and engineering. A new collaborative research project, funded by the U.S. Air Force, is devoted to studying how insects and animals fly so that humans can build smarter, more efficient aircraft. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


Chasing Pluto

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NOVA
PBS


Watch as the New Horizons spacecraft captures our first clear view of Pluto’s icy surface. Continue


A Pluto Flyby Dress Rehearsal

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NOVA
PBS


See key moments in NASA’s Pluto Flyby, as previewed in a 3-D simulation. Continue


Food Security

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To The Contrary
PBS


Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan. Part II: The transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar Continue


TTC Extra: "Trouble With Girls"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Biochemist Tim Hunt resigned as honorary professor at University College London after backlash from his commentary on the issue with working with women. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Karin Agness, Francesca Chambers Continue


Sea Butterflies in Danger

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NOVA
PBS


If pteropod populations decline or vanish due to rising ocean acidity, the consequences for marine life could be dire. Continue


Margaret Brown Returns to the Gulf for The Great Invisible

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Independent Lens
PBS


Filmmaker Margaret Brown, a native of Mobile, returns to the Gulf Coast to tell human story of the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon explosion, on the fifth anniversary of spill. Continue


Aboard the Deepwater Horizon

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Independent Lens
PBS


In 2007 Deepwater Horizon Chief Mechanic Doug Brown, featured in the Independent Lens film The Great Invisible, gave his friends and family back on the mainland a private tour of the oil rig via home video. Discover what life aboard the rig was like before disaster struck by exploring this interactive video tour. Continue


Mapping dark matter may help solve a cosmic mystery

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


We can't see dark matter, but scientists have made the largest map yet of the invisible material that helps make up the universe. Researchers used a dark energy camera and a large telescope to create a color-coded chart of just a small part of the cosmos. Jeffrey Brown talks to Sean Carroll of the California Institute of Technology about how they did it and why it matters. Continue


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