Sunday, August 31, 2014

Big Picture Science for 09/01/14 - Welcome to our Labor-atory

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Big Picture Science - Welcome to our Labor-atory

ENCORE: Hi ho, hi ho … it’s out with work we go! As you relax this holiday weekend, step into our labor-atory and imagine a world with no work allowed. Soft robots help us with tasks at home and at the office, while driverless cars allow us to catch ZZZZs in the front seat.

Plus, the Internet of Everything interconnects all your devices, from your toaster to your roaster to … you. So there’s no need to ever get off the couch. But is a machine-ruled world a true utopia?

And, the invention that got us into our 24/7 rat race: Edison’s electric light.


This encore podcast was first released on August 26, 2013


You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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