Jun 22, 2014 | 8:06Spark Easy electronics Audio
Spark Easy electronics Jun 22, 2014 | 8:06Ayah Bdeir is the founder of littleBits, Lego-like building blocks of electronics designed to snap together easily with magnets, so that anyone can make simple circuitry projects.
Mar 1, 2013 | 17:14Spark The Pitfalls of Collaborative Consumption Audio
Spark The Pitfalls of Collaborative Consumption Mar 1, 2013 | 17:14Even as models of collaborative consumption are starting to explode in popularity, there's some question about whether they are always legal. April Rinne talks about what happens when new modes of collaborative consumption bump up against the law.
Jun 22, 2014 | 4:56Spark Social media microbes Audio
Spark Social media microbes Jun 22, 2014 | 4:56Nick Bratt created a pocket microscope that uses your smartphone as the display screen because he wants to promote scientific curiosity in a fun and engaging way.
Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Spark Mindful Multitasking Audio
Spark Mindful Multitasking Sep 21, 2014 | 10:01Can contemplative practices like mindfulness meditation can help us manage our busy, multitasking lives? David M. Levy, a professor at the Information School at the University of Washington and a long-time mediator, thinks so.
Jun 22, 2014 | 17:43Spark Elder tech Audio
Spark Elder tech Jun 22, 2014 | 17:43Our society is getting older fast and dealing with growing rates of dementia. Researchers and industry are turning their attention to the massive elder care market and developing technologies and services to help seniors integrate tech into their lives.
Jan 18, 2015 | 14:12Spark Can an A.I program be a criminal? Audio
Spark Can an A.I program be a criminal? Jan 18, 2015 | 14:12Recently we've seen examples of bots that can buy illegal substances online or that spit out defamatory tweets. But can an artificial intelligence program be a criminal? Can a robot? Ryan Calo thinks robotics will soon require its own legal framework.