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"Failures are the best way to learn facts," says +MIT Media Lab head  +Joichi Ito . He came by the studio and talked with host Kara Miller. Hear the whole interview here.
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This weekend, we're tackling big data! Here's an interesting take on data and teaching from a former kindergarten instructor. Do you agree with her? 
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"Correctly forecasting a military invasion in Africa used to be the sort of thing only a superpower could do; now it’s a semester project for Harvard students." (!!!)
This essay is excerpted from The Naked Future, by Patrick Tucker, published by Current. The date is June 30, 2012. Computer scientist Naren Ramakrishnan is in his Virginia Tech lab watching a map of the Americas on his computer screen. A band of hundreds of red dots hovers over Mexico...
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"I think especially in my early years at MIT, that people would assume 'Oh, you're here because you're black; you're an affirmative action admit...And I thought, 'How could you possibly know how much I know and how qualified I am by looking at me?'"

Check out a preview of this weekend's show: a clip from our interview with MIT prof Paula Hammond!
We all know them: the kids who sit alone at recess studying bugs; who ask for extra math homework all through middle school; who spend their high school summers taking extension classes at the local college... for fun. Nerds. Geeks. And for some (like us), kindred spirits.
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This week, in honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting some of our favorite women innovators, from the worlds of literature, science, education, and more.

Which women have inspired you?
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Take a grand tour of America's most impressive engineering feats with this cool interactive map from +AmericanExperience !
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Is the future of hiring...video games? Find out in our interview with +The Atlantic deputy editor Don Peck.
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Does the prospect of your phone battery dying when you most need it - with no power outlets in sight - fill you with dread? Then you'll appreciate this: the founders of WiTricity envision a future where devices could charge wirelessly. #wirelesstechnology   #wirelesscharging  
Guests: Eric Giler, WiTricity CEO; Ryan Sanderson, wireless analyst at IHS; David Rose, MIT researcher and Founder of Ambient Devices. Have you ever had the battery on your phone, computer, or tablet die just when you most needed it? Well, imagine tossing your dead cell phone on a coffee table ...
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Did you get burned by HBO GO last night? (Sorry, True Detective fans, we feel your pain.) This week, we ask: can technology keep up with the future of TV?
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When Wendy Kopp proposed the idea for Teach for America as her senior thesis in college, her adviser said she was "deranged." But she ran with it. Hear our conversation with Wendy on education and innovation:
Wendy Kopp proposed the idea for Teach for America - a national teaching corps - in her senior thesis at Princeton. Credit: Tulane Publications / Flickr Creative Commons. Guest: Wendy Kopp, founder and Chair of the Board for Teach for America and CEO and co-founder of Teach for All ...
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In 1950, Einstein was asked which scientists he admired most. His answer? Marie Curie, the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Happy Birthday, Madame Curie! Marie Curie was born this day in 1867.
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When 80% of American food products are spiked with added sugar, what are the consequences? Listen to Saturday's show online.
Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers - from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation, and more.
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Innovation Hub explores big ideas with big thinkers, from Brian Greene to Marissa Mayer, Jared Diamond to Sal Khan. Host Kara Miller delves into new research and looks at some of the major challenges of our time, from medicine to the environment to education. The show also features great entrepreneurs and technologies of the past and present.