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Conversations: Mauro Guillén, "2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Mauro Guillén talks with host Dan Skinner about “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything.” Guillén is one of the world’s foremost experts on demographic, economic and business trends. He teaches at the Wharton School.


Conversations: Brian Dumaine, "Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning From It."

On this edition of Conversations, Brian Dumaine talks with host Dan Skinner about “Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning From It.” Dumaine is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Fortune magazine. His previous books include “The Plot to Save the Planet,” and “Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy,” which he coauthored. 


Conversations: Zack Weinersmith, "Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Zach Weinersmith talks about Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Zack is the cartoonist behind the popular geek webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. He co-authored the book with Dr.

Conversations: Steven Kotler, "Last Tango in Cyberspace"

On this edition of Conversations, Steven Kotler talks about his latest novel, Last Tango in Cyberspace. Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. His previous books include Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, West of Jesus, and A Small Furry Prayer.


Conversations: Marie Lu, "Wildcard"

When it comes to technology, should we do something just because we can? On this edition of Conversations, Marie Lu talks about her latest novel, Wildcard, which is a sequel to her best-selling novel WarCross. Set in the near future, the novel is about gaming and a technology that threatens free will. Lu is the #1 New York Time bestselling author of the Young Elites series, and the Legend Series.


KU Engineering Students Win Award for "Batwing;" Design May Be Global Game-Changer

Six aerospace engineering students at the University of Kansas have taken first place at an international design competition in Hong Kong with their electric aircraft called the "Batwing."  This is a model of the Batwing from a 3-D printer. (Photo by Joanna Fewins)

Six aerospace engineering students at the University of Kansas have designed a new form of electrical aircraft.  The so-called Batwing runs on batteries, travels up to 120 mph and may just help save planet Earth!  The design earned first place at an international design competition in Hong Kong.
 

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