Oct 5, 2014 | 9:01Spark Military kill switches Audio
Spark Military kill switches Oct 5, 2014 | 9:01If we have kill switches on consumer products, why don't we have them on military weaponry? Jonathan Zittrain argues we should have a way to disable dangerous weapons at a distance.
Oct 5, 2014 | 11:08Spark Anatomy of a viral phenomenon Audio
Spark Anatomy of a viral phenomenon Oct 5, 2014 | 11:08This past week, Aimee Morrison tweeted a photo of sexist baby pjs and it became a viral phenomenon. She studies social media communication and helps us unpack what happens when this kind of social activist content goes viral.
Oct 5, 2014 | 8:45Spark Remote repo Audio
Spark Remote repo Oct 5, 2014 | 8:45Starter interrupt devices can automatically disable your car if you make a late payment. Thomas Hudson explains the pros and cons of this new kind of electronic repossession.
Oct 5, 2014 | 2:53Spark Ello confusion Audio
Spark Ello confusion Oct 5, 2014 | 2:53There's been buzz about new social network Ello recently. But also confusion about it's URL. See, ello.co belongs to Ello (the social network). But ello.com belongs to Ello Corporation, a nutritional supplement company. We talk to President Mark Brant.
Sep 28, 2014 | 11:28Spark The future of music Audio
Spark The future of music Sep 28, 2014 | 11:28U2's deal with Apple is raising questions about what's ahead for the music business. Rolling Stone's Contributing Editor Steve Knopper shares his thoughts on the recent history and future of the recording industry.
Sep 28, 2014 | 10:21Spark Hacking maternal health Audio
Spark Hacking maternal health Sep 28, 2014 | 10:21MIT just hosted a hackathon with the goal of building a better breast pump. Catherine D'Ignazio is with MIT's Media Lab and she says the breast pump is just one example of how a lack of innovation can be harmful to maternal and neonatal health.
Sep 28, 2014 | 8:03Spark Knowledge bases Audio
Spark Knowledge bases Sep 28, 2014 | 8:03Where databases gather numbers, knowledge bases gather facts. Fabian Suchanek says these knowledge bases will revolutionize the way we search for information.
Sep 28, 2014 | 8:44Spark Sensing depression Audio
Spark Sensing depression Sep 28, 2014 | 8:44Can your smartphone tell if you're feeling down? Andrew Campbell tells us about a project that uses smartphone data to detect depression, loneliness and stress among students.
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.
Sep 21, 2014 | 9:42Spark Book Traces Audio
Spark Book Traces Sep 21, 2014 | 9:42Andrew Stauffer is the lead on Book Traces -- a crowd-sourced web project to find drawings, marginalia, photos and anything else in copies of 19th and early 20th century books.