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11:44

Addicted to Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency Rehab Center

Motherboard goes to Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland, a rehabilitation facility that recently added treatment for cryptocurrency addiction to its gambling rehabilitation program.
E.T.A.
8:40

Hyperloop Revolution: The Real Story of its Origins and Future

Motherboard joins the team as they present their prototype to the public and dive deep into the DNA of the Hyperloop—a concept that was developed at their university nearly 40 years ago, and one they continue to build upon.
E.T.A.
8:55

Why Personal Flying Machines Could Be the Future of Commuting

Traffic. Congestion. Pollution. Hours-long commutes. What if you could leave it all behind and trade it in for an environmentally friendly and energy-efficient personal copter—all without a pilot’s license?
E.T.A.
9:36

The DIY Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Motherboard travels to Tennessee to meet the amateur rocketeer leading the charge for budding DIY rocket scientists around the world.
E.T.A.
8:10

Self-Driving Boats: The Future of Navigating the High Seas

What if the all the ships that navigated our vast oceans could navigate, chart a course, and think for themselves—without any human input?
The Most Unknown / Clip
2:34

How Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Telescope Defends Earth from Asteroids

Motherboard travels to Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, the world's second largest radio telescope. Constructed in 1963, Arecibo is used by scientists to transmit signals to alien life, search for exoplanets, and to defend Earth from asteroids.
The Most Unknown
11:04

Monkey Island: Test Ground for Human Cognition

In episode nine of The Most Unknown, neuroscientist Anil Seth and cognitive psychologist Laurie R. Santos travel to Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago, a small island home to over a thousand monkeys where scientists study human cognition.
The Most Unknown
10:51

Inside the Shared Hallucinations of Our Conscious Reality

In episode eight of The Most Unknown, physicist Jun Ye, builder of the world’s most powerful atomic clock, travels to England to undergo consciousness experiments with neuroscientist Anil Seth.
The Most Unknown
7:34

Inside the Most Precise Atomic Clock in the World

Geobiologist Victoria Orphan travels to a basement lab in Colorado to untangle questions of space and time with physicist Jun Ye, the creator of the world’s most precise atomic clock.
The Most Unknown
9:46

The Invisible Creatures at the Bottom of the Sea

In episode six of The Most Unknown, astrophysicist Rachel Smith and geobiologist Victoria Orphan dive to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to explore the unseen microbial communities that invisibly alter the chemical environment of our planet.
The Most Unknown
10:17

Looking Into the Center of the Galaxy

In episode five of The Most Unknown, astrophysicist Rachel Smith and astrobiologist Luke McKay travel to Hawaii’s powerful W.M. Keck Observatory to explore forming stars at the center of our galaxy.
The Most Unknown
11:18

Extreme Life on Earth Will Help the Search for Aliens

In episode four of The Most Unknown, psychologist Axel Cleeremans joins astrobiologist Luke McKay to search for Earth analogues of probable extraterrestrial life in America's hot springs.
The Most Unknown
9:48

What is Consciousness?

In episode three of The Most Unknown, dark matter physicist Davide D’Angelo travels to Belgium to explore consciousness experiments using mind-controlled limbs at psychologist Axel Cleermans’s lab.
The Most Unknown
8:42

The New Hunt For Dark Matter

In episode two of The Most Unknown, Motherboard travels to Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory with physicist Davide D'Angelo and geomicrobiologist Jennifer Macalady for an early look at SABRE, a new dark matter experiment.
The Most Unknown
10:22

Diving Underground to Unearth Clues to Life’s Origins

In episode one of The Most Unknown, microbiologist Jennifer Macalady, along with a team of divers, spelunk through Italy’s water-rich Frasassi Caves to search for mysterious microbes that could hold clues to the origins of life on Earth.
Waypoint Specials
6:54

The World’s Fastest Speedcubers Are Teens

Speedcubing is a competitive sport that involves solving cube puzzles as fast a possible. Waypoint visits a recent tournament that was attended by some of the fastest and most passionate speedcubers in the game.
Greatest Moments in Hacking History
1:33

Kevin Mitnick on Motorola and McDonald's

When he was only 16, Kevin Mitnick hacked the drive-up windows of a local McDonald’s. To this day, he says this is his favorite hack ever.
Transmissions
3:55

Surveillance and the City: Know When You're Being Watched

Ingrid Burrington, author of "Networks of New York," explains how big cities like New York are constantly under surveillance.
Motherboard Meets
4:55

Former FCC Commisioner Mignon Clyburn Is Still Fighting for Net Neutrality

After nearly 9 years as an FCC commissioner, including a stint as the agency’s first acting chairwoman, Mignon Clyburn announced in April that she would be leaving her post early.
Motherboard Shorties
1:00

Parkland Survivor David Hogg on Being a Target of Hoaxes

On June 5th, Parkland survivor David Hogg’s home was “swatted” when someone called his local sheriff’s office claiming a hostage situation. We spoke with him about being a target of false flag hoaxers.
Transmissions
8:39

Inside the Beach House Connecting the World’s Internet

 We visit Denmark and talk to a marine maintenance manager to learn more about how undersea cables are crucial to data transportation.
Transmissions
6:55

The City That Banned Bitcoin Mining

On March 15th, 2018, the city of Plattsburgh in upstate New York issued an 18-month moratorium on cryptocurrency mining.
Motherboard Shorties
2:37

How to Power an Entire Building with Internet

Motherboard embeds with Pilot Fiber, a company that specializes in bringing fiber-optic internet to large city buildings.
Tonic Shorties
2:30

What Octopuses Can Tell Us About the Future

Octopuses are a lot smarter than we think.
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