Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub

8.15.15 Faith in the Unknown

This week on Innovation Hub: we dig beneath the surface. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale tells us about the...

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OkCupid Is Experimenting On Us And That's Good News

Companies like Facebook and Amazon are using our data to run all kinds of tests. Professors Michelle Meyer and Chris...

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8.15.15 Faith in the Unknown

This week on Innovation Hub: we dig beneath the surface. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale tells us about the...

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Measuring Unemployment with Cellphones

You get fired, then what? Apparently use your cellphone a lot less. Data scientist Jameson Toole explains what mobile...

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What Happens When Our Worlds Become Virtual

Virtual Reality isn’t just for video games. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks VR can change...

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Why "Take Your Vitamins" Is Bad Advice

Despite the claims of parents, teachers, and doctors, that morning multivitamin might not be doing much....

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Virtual Reality's Precursor

Before virtual reality, there was a plastic, binocular-like device that filled viewers' worlds with vivid scenes:...

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8.08.15 Life, Death, and Sharing

This week on Innovation Hub: life, death, and sharing. Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair on his research into...

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The Impact of the Sharing Economy

The rise of Uber and Airbnb may make you think that we've reached the peak of the "sharing economy." But to Robin...

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8.08.15 Life, Death, and Sharing

This week on Innovation Hub: life, death, and sharing. Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair on his research into...

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The Impact of the Sharing Economy

The rise of Uber and Airbnb may make you think that we've reached the peak of the "sharing economy." But to Robin...

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How Death Shapes Our Decisions

Thinking about our mortality can change the way we vote, how we dole out punishment, and who we sit close to. Sheldon...

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Pushing the Limits of the Human Lifespan

The average American lifespan rose from about 50 years to nearly 80 during the 20th century. Can we live even longer?...

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Why You're Tipping So Much

There’s a reason you’re giving your cab driver a 20% tip. Author Nir Eyal explains how companies use...

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Why You're Tipping So Much

There’s a reason you’re giving your cab driver a 20% tip. Author Nir Eyal explains how companies use...

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Pushing the Limits of the Human Lifespan

The average American lifespan rose from about 50 years to nearly 80 during the 20th century. Can we live even longer?...

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How Death Shapes Our Decisions

Thinking about our mortality can change the way we vote, how we dole out punishment, and who we sit close to. Sheldon...

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8.01.15 Icons and Infamy

This week on Innovation Hub: icons and infamy. Writer Alexa Clay tells us the surprising lessons about ingenuity we...

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The Lessons Pirates and Gangsters Can Teach Us

The mafia, pirates, gangs, and hackers. What can we learn from them? According to author Alexa Clay, turns out a...

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When Science Met Celebrity

Move over, Britney ­ there's a new kind of celebrity in town. American University's Declan Fahy explains...

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