So, Where Are The Flying Cars?

From Bloomberg. Now that autonomous vehicles are being tested, it’s natural to ask: are flying cars next? From the vision of Blade Runner and Back to the Future to the reality of Tesla and Uber, Bloomberg QuickTake explains how close we are to personal flight. Video by Robin Fall ——– Like this video? Subscribe to…

In Case of Apocalypse, Open This Arctic Code Vault

From Bloomberg. In this episode of “Hello World,” Ashlee Vance travels to Svalbard – an archipelago located at 80 degrees north – to participate in some doomsday preparation with GitHub CEO Nat Friedman. #HelloWorldBloomberg #Svalbard ——– Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking…

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork

From Bloomberg. In less than one year, WeWork went from having a $47 billion valuation and being the darling of the venture capital world to needing an $8 billion infusion to avoid running out of money. This is the story of Adam Neumann, Softbank’s risky investment, a failed IPO and how we got here. ——–…

Where $200 Million Water Fountains Are Born

From Bloomberg. Mark Fuller is the eccentric owner of what could be the most technically advanced water fountain-maker on the planet (the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas being among his more famous). In this episode of “Hello World,” Ashlee Vance travels to Burbank, California, to chat with Mark, and see how his $200 million…

Building a Computer Like Your Brain

From Bloomberg. Our brain has 86 billion neurons connected by 3 million kilometers of nerve fibers and The Human Brain Project is mapping it all. One of the key applications is neuromorphic computing – computers inspired by brain architecture that may one day be able to learn as we do. #BloombergGiantLeap #Science #Technology ——– Like…

The Search For Life Beyond Earth

From Bloomberg. For half a century, researchers have been scanning the sky for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, so far to no avail. But with regular discoveries of new planets around distant stars, the universe seems to be more friendly to life by the day. Interviews with Jill Tarter and Laurance Doyle from SETI Institute, and…

Curing The Mosquitoes That Could Kill You

From Bloomberg. Dengue is the fastest spreading tropical disease. 40% of the world’s population is currently at risk. It’s transmitted by mosquitoes and so far there’s been little progress in fighting back. One organization is using a naturally occurring bacteria to inoculate mosquitoes and has plans to eradicate the disease. #BloombergGiantLeap #Science #Technology ——– Like…

The Holy Grail of Clean Energy

From Bloomberg. For a long time it’s been said “fusion is the energy of the future. And always will be”. But now, with an influx of private investment, fusion startups are in the race for the holy grail of energy – limitless, clean power. A company based in Oxford, U.K. believes they’re close. #BloombergGiantLeap #Science…

Microgravity Will Change How We Make Everything

From Bloomberg. Microgravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know this, and are leading the charge toward the next gold rush. But can they turn low Earth orbit into a home for the next industrial revolution? For more Giant Leap…

Space: The Final Business Frontier

From Bloomberg. In the not-too-distant future, entirely new industries will be developed in space. But for these endeavors to be viable, we need to first get the necessary tools into orbit. That’s where one of the most crowded new sectors has developed. More than 100 privately-backed launch companies are in fierce competition to get payloads…