Technoptimist Radio 11/17/21: How biotech is cleaning up blue jeans

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers how biotech is cleaning up blue jeans, and rehoming endangered species.

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Denim is a dirty business, but biotech bacteria are cleaning it up

Moving endangered species could save them — or turn them into invasive species

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. Find her on twitter @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 11/10/21: How a block-chain Facebook alternative could improve data privacy

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers a brain implant that tricks a blind eye into seeing again, a breakthrough in wireless power, and a new blockchain-based technology to free our social media data from Big Tech.

To learn more about the topics in this episode:
A brain implant lets a blind person see again — without using their eyes
Billionaire plans to build a blockchain Facebook alternative
Wireless power demonstration overcomes a major hurdle

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 11/3/21: Mars colony tech arrives on Earth

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers new technology inspired by a Mars colony, a breakthrough in animal biology, and the first-ever drone organ donation delivery.

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Ex-SpaceX engineers bring Mars colony tech to Earth
Scientists got an animal to breathe without oxygen
First-ever: drone delivers lungs for transplant

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 10/27/21: Surgeons connected a pig kidney to a human

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers drone-zapping lasers, a pig-to-human organ transplant, and genetically modified barley-meat.

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Air Force gunship will be equipped with anti-drone lasers
Surgeons connected a pig kidney to a human
Genetically modified barley can grow meat protein

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 10/13/21: CRISPR restores vision in colorblind

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers how companies are trying to recycle solar panels, solar power batteries in Nigeria, and how CRISPR restored vision in colorblind people.

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CRISPR partially restores vision in colorblind people
Solar panel recycling: how companies will make it work
Solar power batteries offer Nigerians green energy

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 10/6/21: Star Trek’s Holodeck will soon be a reality

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers the smallest microfliers, a special feature of oyster reefs, and holograms you can touch.

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Flying microchips the size of sand are tracking air data. Watch them fly.
How oyster reefs protect against hurricane damage

These holograms are so real you can touch them

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 9/22/21: Artificial Clouds Could Save The Great Barrier Reef

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers artificial clouds, Facebook’s new smart glasses, and the true value of disposable packaging.

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How artificial clouds could save the Great Barrier Reef
Facebook’s smart glasses are stylish and creepy
Think smart about disposable packaging with this scorecard

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

Technoptimist Radio 9/15/21: The world’s largest direct air capture plant is open

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers an activist way to stop illegal fishing, the world’s largest direct air capture plant, and what the Montreal Protocol did for us.

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Unique underwater sculptures thwart harmful illegal fishing
The world’s largest direct air capture plant just opened
Saving the ozone layer avoided 2.5 degrees of global warming
Green sand beaches could erase carbon emissions
Can seaweed save the planet?
How balloons could soak up carbon and fight climate change
Should we genetically engineer carbon-hungry trees?

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink.com, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey