Entries in Innovation Hub by Kara Miller and Amanda McGowan

factory floor

What if automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are bearing down on us at a faster rate than we ever anticipated? Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, authors of "The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies," say technology is rapidly reshaping our economy. Read more...

cool tools

Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine and author of "Cool Tools," says that robots are getting better and better at doing human jobs – and that's a good thing. Read more...

What if peer pressure could fix everything from health to education? MacArthur genius grant winner Tina Rosenberg says peer pressure can have some unlikely upsides. Read more...

Is Jack Andraka the country's most famous high school student? We talk with the 15-year old winner of the Intel Science Talent Search, who developed an early means of detecting one of the world's deadliest cancers. Read more...

Venture investor Christopher Schroeder spends a lot of time figuring out where to put his money. His pick for next creative startup powerhouse? The Middle East. Read more...

What were the biggest and most influential innovations of 2013? Kara Miller looks back on her top picks with WGBH Morning Edition host Bob Seay. Read more...

brain scans!

Think you can multitask? Think again. Hear our conversation with author Nicholas Carr and the late Stanford professor Clifford Nass, who argue that the Internet and smartphones are reprogramming our brains and shrinking our attention spans. Read more...

cell phone keypad

Is technology distracting us from the real relationships in our lives? We talk with Sherry Turkle, professor at MIT and author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. Read more...

An email pops up in your mailbox: do you open it? BJ Fogg of Stanford University's Persuasive Technology Lab is an expert in getting technology to influence our behavior. Read more...

DNA sequence

J. Craig Venter, author of "Life at the Speed of Light," went from surfer dude to one of the first scientists to sequence the human genome. Now he's working on changing our biology. Read more...

Filter view by:
3 of 8