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American Innovations
American Innovations

DNA science. Artificial intelligence. Smartphones and 3D printers. Science and technology have transformed the world we live in. But how did we... more

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The Mystery of Stuxnet | Cracking the Code

In the summer of 2010, a mysterious computer virus called Stuxnet lands on the desk of Symantec cybersecurity analyst Liam... more

16 Dec 2021 · 41 minutes
Man with No Memory | The Accident

Even as recently as the early 1950s, we didn’t understand that there were different types of memory, or how the... more

11 Nov 2021 · 41 minutes
Predator Drone | From Albatross to Amber

What if you could design a spy plane that could be flown remotely and hover in the sky for hours,... more

14 Oct 2021 · 46 minutes
Pushing Painkillers | An Untapped Market

Doctors once shied away from using opioids to treat chronic pain, citing the risk of addiction. But in the 1970s,... more

07 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
Social Media | Find Your Friends

Today social media is such a dominant part of our daily lives, it's hard to believe that only 20 years... more

12 Aug 2021 · 44 minutes
Fracking | The Source Rock

In the late 1970s, oil and natural gas fields across the U.S. were drying up, making the country increasingly dependent... more

15 Jul 2021 · 46 minutes
Cryonics | Immortality On Ice

Not everyone chooses burial or cremation after death. Some believe in cryonics, freezing their bodies in the hopes of being reanimated... more

17 Jun 2021 · 38 minutes
Storm Chasers | Tornado Alley

No extreme weather phenomenon fascinates us more than tornadoes. For most of human history, very little was known about how... more

27 May 2021 · 39 minutes
Hacking | What’s in the Blue Box?

Hackers: the criminals who prey on our digital lives. Today they steal credit cards and personal information, or even commit... more

29 Apr 2021 · 40 minutes
Breaking The Sound Barrier | A Bullet With Wings

In the 1940s, as planes got faster, it seemed like they were hitting a wall -- literally. Many pilots tried... more

08 Apr 2021 · 42 minutes
American Innovations
The Mystery of Stuxnet | Cracking the Code
American Innovations