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Which Comes First, Hydrogen-Powered Cars or the Fueling Stations?

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Learn about the cars of tomorrow and hydrogen power with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from May 21, 2014. After spending more than a decade and billions of dollars on developing zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, carmakers are planning to release their models in California. But despite the state’s large demand for cars and tough air quality standards, California lacks a network of fueling stations.

Do You Choose To Have Your Privacy Invaded By Using Tech? | PBS Idea Channel

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The recent Heartbleed bug was, for many, just another reminder that our information will never be secure on the internet. We feel vulnerable and hopeless in the face of a long string of privacy concerns, and many argue that this is an inevitable result of technology. But since our culture has wholly jumped on the digital bandwagon, do we as individuals truly choose to sacrifice our privacy? Or maybe the better question is, how much do we even choose to use technology? 

Global Transportation | Humanity From Space

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Humanity's ability to easily traverse the globe is a modern wonder of our interconnected society. After thousands of years of innovation in transportation technology, we are connected like never before.

Trade Routes | Humanity From Space

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The international trading network connects us to everything our modern society consumes. With origins in China's Silk Roads, international trade has been a driving factor in connecting civilizations.

Commercial Space Exploration

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In this the.News segment, Antonio Neves reports on the Phezu Space Company, a privately-held outer space repair shop, to address the pros and cons of commercialized space exploration. He addresses what space exploration stands to gain, as well as the possible dangers of the privatization of space exploration.

Pam Boyers: Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Simulation, UNMC | What If – Innovator Insights

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NOTE: Spanish version is captions only.

Pam Boyers helped create iExcel at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. iExcel uses simulation and visualization technologies to improve health care education.

Innovation Insights features short video interviews with innovators and creators answering questions about things like influences, passions, and mistakes, and offering advice for the next generation of innovators.