In this series, we speak with the scientists, artists, and thinkers who see a high-tech, sustainable future on the horizon.
In This Series
Leather jackets made in labs? This fashion designer wants to make it happen
Meet Suzanne Lee, who's trying to inject some life back into industry -- literally.
This sci-fi enthusiast wants to make “solarpunk” happen
Move over cyberpunks. The cautiously optimistic are ready to try out their vision of the future.
This artist is using technology to bring nature back into the city
From butterfly bridges to moth cinemas, Natalie Jeremijenko's work highlights the mutualistic relationships between humans and the natural world.
Climate change will stress plants out. These scientists think they have a solution
It involves a fungal infection.
Watch us explain the Internet of Things with a jellyfish
Even if you care more about, say, trees than Silicon Valley-born electronics, the Internet of Things is something you should know about.
Can something called the cleanweb help fight climate change?
These techies want to use the internet in the fight climate change, right alongside solar panels and urban farms.
This philosopher has a new definition of “nature,” and it includes traffic jams
Koert van Mensvoort's vision of "Next Nature" doesn't distinguish between what's born and what's built.
Are microbes about to remake manufacturing? This synthetic biologist thinks so
Scientists are already using custom-built microbes to make things like perfumes and food additives.
This synthetic biology explainer involves Legos, Mark Ruffalo, and skateboards. Watch it
Engineers are learning how to build with DNA. What does that mean?