Technoptimist Radio 8/25/21: The Creativity Test Breaking the Web

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 3D police lineups could reduce wrongful convictions, how tree DNA was used to convict a poacher, and what she scored on a creativity test.

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3D police lineups could reduce wrongful convictions
Tree DNA convicts a poacher for the first time in federal court
I took a creativity test, and this is what it told me
Divergent Association Task
The fight to end illegal logging

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

The Technoptimist Show 8/11/21: Will Power Plants Move Into the Cloud?

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 a power plant could become cloud-based, the U.S.’s first electric tugboat, and what editing sugarcane’s genome means for the planet.

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Will power plants move into the cloud?
The first U.S. electric tugboat will replace a tug that burns 30,000 gallons of diesel per year
Researchers edit the sugarcane plant’s genome for the first time
Should We Genetically Engineer Carbon-Hungry Trees?
This Genetically Modified Grass Can Clean Up Toxic Pollution

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

The Technoptimist Show 8/4/21: Artificial Heart Made With Magnets

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 artificial heart made with magnets, the first lab-grown coral, and an anti-aging pill.

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The world’s first lab-grown coral could help save the ocean reefs
This artificial heart uses magnets and spinning disks to reinvent the heart
Is the US military testing an anti-aging pill?
Wearable robotic suits could be coming to a store near you
An AI co-pilots a military jet for the first time

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

The Technoptimist Show 7/28/21: Life On Exoplanets

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 employee surveillance, a creative bridge just for wildlife, and life on exoplanets.

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A bison bridge could bring herds over the Mississippi
Say cheese: Life on these exoplanets may be watching us
Chinese canon employees must pass an AI smile test to go to work

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

The Technoptimist Show 7/14/21: Lab Grown Breast Milk

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 pollution seeking satellites, recycling cotton clothing in the earth, and lab-cultured breast milk.

Can seaweed save the planet?
To find leaking methane, ready the satellites
Returning old clothes to the earth can help cotton grow again

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

The Technoptimist Show 7/7/21: A Machine That Makes Seashells out of CO2

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 subterranean microbes in the fight against climate change, artificial intelligence at McDonalds, and a machine that turns carbon dioxide into seashells.

To learn more about the topics:
How Subterranean Microbes Are Devouring Carbon Emissions
McDonald’s Is Replacing Human Drive-Thru Attendants With AI
This Machine Will Make Seashells Out of CO2
Should We Genetically Engineer Carbon-Hungry Trees?
How Balloons Could Soak Up Carbon and Fight Climate Change

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

The Technoptimist Show 6/23/21: Lab-Grown Mini Hearts Have a Humanlike Beat

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 lab-grown mini-hearts, a floating city, and a new record for nuclear fusion.

To learn more about the topics:
New Lab-Grown Mini Hearts Have a Human-Like Beat
The Maldives Are Constructing a Floating City to Combat Rising Sea Levels
China’s “Artificial Sun” Sets a New Record for Nuclear Fusion

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

The Technoptimist Show 6/16/21: Could The Secret To Dieting Be In Your DNA?

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 new virtual reality as the next generation of aromatherapy and a DNA-based diet.

To learn more about the topics:
The DNA-Based Diet You’ll Be Hearing About Everywhere
VR Aromatherapy Might be Coming to a Headset Near You

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