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  • Cambridge may be home to one of the world’s most revered universities but there's much more to this historic English town. With the picturesque River Cam running through its centre, Cambridge is as beautiful and it is fascinating. New restaurants and bars have invigorated its food scene, offering a blend of creativity and tradition. Welcome to Cambridge. Video by Angus Bennett

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  • Aided by recent discoveries, scientists are now manipulating the DNA of all kinds of organisms. Dan Carlson helped develop dairy cattle that never grow horns. His hope: eliminating a painful procedure millions of calves undergo each year. But the unprecedented possibilities of gene editing also raise old fears about tinkering with nature. This is the second episode of "Next Jobs," a series about ...

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  • By quantity, only about half of the cells in our bodies are human. The rest are microorganisms living on or in you, and science is only now catching up to the many ways they affect our health. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what the human microbiome is, and why we shouldn't be so scared of germs after all.

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  • Caltech professor and inventor Ali Hajimiri has a reputation for defying conventional wisdom and turning science fiction into reality. His latest and boldest project to date is wireless power transfer, and it could change the way we power our lives. Video by Matt Goldman Game Changers is a three-part series about some of the world's most determined and hard-working visionaries who are on the ver...

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  • Guns kill more than 30,000 Americans every year, far more than in any other developed country. While lawmakers and activists battle it out over legislative solutions, some are trying a different approach: integrating smart technology into guns. In this episode of "The Spark," Bloomberg follows 21-year-old inventor and entrepreneur Kai Kloepfer, who's created a "smart" handgun that could save thous...

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  • FIFA, soccer's ruling body, is trying to shake off an image of corruption, but the investigations continue thanks in large measure to a now-deceased American whistle-blower. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how it happened. Video by Robin Fall, Grant Clark and Vicky Feng https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-07-03/how-a-bribe-taking-u-s-whistleblower-changed-the-world-cup-video

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  • Just outside Houston, a company called NET Power has just brought a revolutionary new power plant online. The company says it can burn natural gas while capturing 100% of carbon emissions, with no increase in the cost of electricity. In this episode of "The Spark," we take you inside the world's first zero-emissions natural gas plant. We also look at an Icelandic company, CarbFix, that has develop...

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  • The starry night sky seems remarkably distant from the topic of air conditioning, but it’s revolutionizing the field in quite an unexpected way. In this episode of "The Spark," watch how scientists from across the globe are harnessing natural phenomena to drastically redesign this century-old technology. ----- Spark is a series about the revolutionary technologies solving the world’s big problem...

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  • For nearly 40 years, Geoff Hinton has been trying to get computers to learn like people do, a quest almost everyone thought was crazy or at least hopeless - right up until the moment it revolutionized the field. In this Hello World video, Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance meets the Godfather of AI. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series from Bloomberg that invites ...

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  • Prisons in Norway look very different than prisons in the rest of the world. In Norway the incarcerated have access to the outdoors and they can garden, learn to cook and take vocational classes. Pretty much the only thing they can’t do is leave. With one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world, Norway’s novel approach to prison might be working better than more traditional, harsher prisons. T...

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  • China's message for couples after decades of limiting families to just one child? Please have more children! Why the turnabout? China’s aging. By 2040, projections show that 24 percent of the population will be aged 65 or older, a slightly higher rate than in the U.S. and more than twice India’s share. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-06-06/please-have-another-baby-video

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  • At age 20, professional gamer Michael Schmale had it all: a steady salary, a team mansion overlooking Hollywood and a chef, personal trainer, coach and team manager who were all there to help him play at his best. But the job came with plenty of uncertainties too. This is the first episode of "Next Jobs", a new series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology's Aki Ito. Video by...

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  • It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University, NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the i...

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  • Conventional wisdom today says that robots will put millions of factory workers out of jobs. In this Hello World segment, journalist Ashlee Vance visits the Toronto headquarters of startup Kindred AI to learn about the cutting-edge technology behind our robot replacements from Kindred AI's refreshingly human co-founders, Suzanne Gilbert and George Babu. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy...

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  • The most pivotal elections in modern Turkish history are taking place June 24th. If Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins, the once ceremonial position of president will become the formal nexus of political power. The vote comes as Turkey is under a state of emergency and Erdogan is cracking down on opposition news sources, making the country the world's biggest jailer of journalists. A poll commissioned by B...

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  • Cosmetic dentistry has taken over the world. Having perfect teeth shouts success, but where did all begin? Well, Hollywood of course. But one dentist was more influential than any other in creating the movie star smile. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-06-14/how-america-got-such-pretty-teeth-video ---------- Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & anal...

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  • Less than 30 years ago, North Koreans were more than twice as wealthy as their comrades in China. Now, they're significantly poorer. Here's how it happened. ---------- Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/

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  • The University of Alberta has a lot going for it. It’s pretty. And it’s home to many an eccentric and clever inventor, like Kory Mathewson. Kory is an A.I researcher who comes with a side-kick, a robot that does improv comedy. In this Hello World video, Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance goes in search of the humorous side of artificial intelligence. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy...

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  • Many of the classic skyscrapers that define New York City’s skyline have their design roots in a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height. In the heart of the Financial District, the Equitable Building, a historic skyscraper that predates the law, remains a symbol of the excesses of the pre-zoning era. Video by Raymond Schillinger C...

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  • Journalist Ashlee Vance travels to Montreal, Canada to meet the founders of Lyrebird, a startup that is using AI to clone human voices with frightening precision. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-nominated video series from Bloomberg that invites the viewer to come on a journey across the globe to find the inventors, scientists and technologists shaping our future. Join journalist and...

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  • There's an AI revolution sweeping across the world. Yet few people know the real story about where this technology came from and why it suddenly took off. In this ground-breaking episode of "Hello World," the story of AI's rise is told in detail for the first time, as journalist Ashlee Vance heads to the unexpected birthplace of the technology, Canada. ---------- Hello World is a Webby and Emmy-...

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  • Australia used to have a serious problem with gun violence. From 1979 to 1996 there were 13 mass shootings, resulting in over 100 deaths and more than 50 injuries. But in April 1996 that all changed. Video by Vicky Feng, Jason Scott and Christian Capestany https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-05-31/australia-tried-gun-control-and-here-s-what-happened-video