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Everything You Wanted to Know About the World’s Most Advanced Bionic Arm


How to Rebuild a Broken Brain


The Fascinating Story of How AIDS Activism Helped Usher in a “Right to Try” Movement


Assistive Tech Doesn’t Have to be High Tech

The story of how 3D printing gave Ryan Hines a chance to regain his independence for $150. And how he’s now offering the same chance to others.


How Do We Scale Bionic Technology?

Right now, assistive bionic technology is really cool and really expensive. This is how it will get better and cheaper.


This Army Sergeant Started a 24-Hour Hotline For Service Members with PTSD

Five Insights: Ryan Petersen on Tackling Problems That Feel Too Big to Fix

Meet the Startup Developing Human-Level Artificial Intelligence

Featured Shows

There’s an invisible war being waged. And we’re all part of it. Foreign governments are hacking major corporations. Major corporations are collecting massive amounts of consumer data. And the NSA is listening…to everything. But a new generation of programmers armed with powerful technology is rising up and fighting back. Freethink presents a new original series: Coded.
Across the globe, innovative entrepreneurs are racing to develop new businesses that could dramatically improve people’s lives. But startups are hard work, and success is far from guaranteed. Join us as we profile the next generation of challenger companies and get an intimate view of where they are on their journey to transform an entire industry—and change the world.
In July of 2011, the U.S. suspended its decades-long Space Shuttle program, officially ending an era of space exploration that began over half a century ago. Some have mourned its passing as a sign of the times – as evidence that we could no longer dare to dream. But unbeknownst to many, a new era of private space exploration has already begun... and it’s firing on all cylinders. The New Space Race is the story of a 21st-century revolution.
Superhuman is a Freethink original series about the amazing advances in medical innovation that are making the present look more like a sci-fi depiction of the future. Join us as we meet the engineers, entrepreneurs, doctors and patients who are giving people a new lease on life today, while building our superhuman future of tomorrow.