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AI-assisted Mine Prospecting, featuring Emily King of Prospector Portal

When the frontiers of geology overlap with the frontlines of contested regions, international collaborations help protect minerals core to our civilization.

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Life Science 🧬 News

Programming mRNA, featuring Jake Becraft of Strand Therapeutics

Unlocking new mRNA treatments will save lives, but it’s not as simple as that.

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Medical⚕️ News

Making injections effortless, featuring Conor Cullinane of Pirouette Medical

A needle shaped like a hockey puck is a ‘revolutionary’ medical device that can deliver epinephrine during a severe allergic reaction on Earth or in space.

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Instrumentation🔬 Life Science 🧬 News

Tough Tech Today in 2020 and Beyond

We discuss the show’s 2020 origins and its 2021 outlook, reflect on our first ten episodes, and shout out to you, our tough tech champs.

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Instrumentation🔬 Life Science 🧬 News

Probing the proteome, featuring Sujal Patel of Nautilus Biotechnology

Human health upgrades may be unlocked by a data storage expert focused on probing the proteome.

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Drones🤖 News

A moon rover startup gears up for launch, featuring Justin Cyrus of Lunar Outpost

Living on the Moon requires infrastructure that Justin Cyrus of Lunar Outpost knows can be helpful here on Earth.

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Government🏛 News Speaker Series

When tough tech and dual-use ventures collide, with the U.S. Air Force Banshee Program

Banshees of the United States Air Force hunt for mission-enhancing technologies.

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Drones🤖 News

Bringing heroes home, featuring Caleb Carr of Vita Inclinata

A helicopter rescue mission gone awry fuels this man’s mission to bring heroes home safely with drones built for aircraft load stabilization.

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Instrumentation🔬

Bootstrapping mass spectrometry, featuring Mazdak Taghioskoui of Trace Matters

Bearing a smile, Mazdak “Maz” Taghioskoui says he immigrated to the United States from Iran for a good education and same-day shipping, two key features that have supported his focus on building – from scratch – a sophisticated next-generation analytical tool: the Trace Matters mass spectrometer.

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Investing💸

Investing in America’s Innovation Engine, featuring Orin Hoffman of The Engine

While aboard a plane nosediving into Baghdad, one may be forgiven for pondering how one’s life path could lead from vacuum cleaners to minesweeping robots. Yet, not only does Orin Hoffman, of MIT’s The Engine venture capital firm, share this humbling connection, but also how it advances an overarching narrative of the United States national industrial innovation base, VCs, and the crucial roles served by tough tech entrepreneurs.