I was beyond excited to try out the brand-new Micronics SLS 3D printer, but man, what a ride it turned out to be. From auger jams to sensor errors, this thing has had one problem after another. Trying to get it to work ended up being more of a journey than I bargained for. Despite […]

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Is it possible to turn the smoke from steel mills into clothing? I spoke with Zara Summers from LanzaTech about their groundbreaking process for converting industrial emissions into high-quality polyester and other materials using the power of specially modified bacteria.

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Why would a stove have batteries inside it? Join me at the White House Demo Day as we explore the Channing Street Copper Company’s innovative induction stove. This cutting-edge appliance plugs into a standard 110-volt outlet, charging the batteries throughout the day and discharging them when cooking, avoiding costly rewiring and making it easier to […]

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3D printing human tissue stands to revolutionizing medicine! I got a chance to talk with Kristy Derr of the National Institutes of Health’s NCATS lab about their innovations in 3D printing human tissue for disease research and drug discovery. Discover the precision of bioprinting, from printing blood vessels to building complex tissue structures. This cutting-edge […]

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I got to speak with the team behind MettleWood, a revolutionary material stronger than steel and made entirely from wood, at the White House Demo Day organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). We explore InventWood’s high-pressure densification process and applications from structural beams to honeycomb panels. This could be a game-changer […]

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I got invited by the White House to a demo day featuring some incredible American innovations. I spoke with Arati Parbhakar, the President’s Science and Technology Advisor, and Joda Thongnopnua from the National Science Foundation about how they’re thinking about using federal funding to fostering both key manufacturing ecosystems and tech innovation in America.

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See inside Prusa Research’s factory to see how they make their 3d printers (using their 3d printers!) and their filament.

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See how LEDs are made! We’re visiting World Semi’s factory in Dongguan, China, just outside of Shenzhen. We’ll see how the infamous WS2812 addressable RGB LED, aka the Neopixel, is made from bare silicon wafers to finished working LEDs. It’s one of the coolest factories I’ve ever been to. They have amazing machines that do […]

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Today we’re going to see how desktop CNC mills are made. We’re going inside the Makera factory, a relatively new Chinese startup that went from a few guys who wanted to make drones in their spare time, to running a very successful kickstarter and building out a complete factory. We’ll see how they make very […]

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Come see how flexible circuit boards, or FPCs, are made in a Chinese factory. We’re visiting one of JLCPCB’s circuit board factories in Shaoguang, China, a few hours outside of Shenzhen. We’ll see how they’re made from raw material to finished circuit boards. Are you an electronics geek or a DIY enthusiast that loves soldering […]

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