The People’s Republic of The Future
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The People’s Republic of The Future

Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a…

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U.S. Banks Are Terrified of Chinese Payment Apps
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U.S. Banks Are Terrified of Chinese Payment Apps

If mobile payment apps became as popular in the U.S. as they are in China,…

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The Mathematician Turning Basketball Into a Science
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The Mathematician Turning Basketball Into a Science

Face It, You’re Being Watched
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Face It, You’re Being Watched

San Francisco is the first American city to ban facial recognition software used by police…

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How a Simple Crime Led to Plastic Money
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How a Simple Crime Led to Plastic Money

In 1966, Australia switched from pounds to decimal currency. The country’s central bank issued a…

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The Day Television Went Global
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The Day Television Went Global

The dawn of worldwide live television can be traced back to July 10th, 1962, when…

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How the Earth’s Population Exploded
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How the Earth’s Population Exploded

It might be the most important invention in human history. The Haber-Bosch process allows us…

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How the Color Blue Changed Lighting
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How the Color Blue Changed Lighting

Not only are small, energy efficient LEDs used in almost every piece of modern electronics,…

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The Mini Lunar Rover Engineer
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The Mini Lunar Rover Engineer

After a decades-long lull, interest in the moon is back — this time led by…

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How China Is Scrambling for Clean Air
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How China Is Scrambling for Clean Air

Smog in China is shortening lives. It got so bad that air pollution was said…

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