Season 4

S4E01

The Science Behind Electronics Recycling

Premiered JUL 24, 2021

In the World of Innovation, we learn how mining has evolved from the days of the California Gold Rush to harvesting the precious metals found inside our electronic scrap and how electronics recycling helps our environment.

S4E02

The Power of Air

Premiered JUL 31, 2021

In the World of Innovation, we discover how compressed air—and a math equation from the 1700s—are being used in modern manufacturing. Our field reporter Greg brushes up on his ABCs, and we celebrate the first ever National Pneumatics Day.

S4E03

Innovations in Forestry Management

PREMIERED AUG 7, 2021

In the World of Production, we explore how one company is helping to salvage trees after wildfires and how forestry management helps keep our forests healthy.

S4E04

Empty Driver’s Seat

PREMIERED AUG 14, 2021

You may have seen autonomous cars driving on the road, but did you know that autonomous mining vehicles have been around for decades? We visit the World of Production to explore the past, present, and future of autonomous mining.

S4E05

Semiconductors In Space

PREMIERED AUG 21, 2021

In the World of Production, we explore making semiconductors that can work in space and discover how one company is taking a bite out of wafer production by mimicking space’s atmosphere right here on Earth.

S4E06

Science Behind Relocation

PREMIERED AUG 28, 2021

As the demand for real estate increases, George dives deeper into the World of Innovation and sends Darieth to explore the latest technological advances that are revolutionizing the industry for both consumers and for agents.

S4E07

Pipe Dreams

PREMIERED SEP 25, 2021

In the World of Production, George sends David to explore how ductile iron pipes are made and discovers how innovating a small part of an invention that has been around for centuries can make a huge difference in our infrastructure.

S4E08

The Clean Factor

PREMIERED OCT 23, 2021

In part one of this four-part exploration, George sends Greg to the field to discover how Nuclear Energy is helping us reach our goal of a zero-carbon footprint by 2050.

S4E09

The Past, Present, and Future of Nuclear Energy

PREMIERED SEP 25, 2021

In part two of this four-part exploration, George sends Greg to discover the history of nuclear energy, how nuclear energy is being used in today’s world, and what tomorrow’s nuclear reactors might look like.

S4E10

Big Power in Small Packages

PREMIERED NOV 6, 2021

In part three of this four-part exploration, George sends Greg to explore how Small Modular Reactors can help provide power to remote locations or during natural or other major outages.

S4E11

Nuclear Does What, Now?

PREMIERED NOV 13, 2021

In the final part of our four-part exploration, Greg explores how Nuclear Energy is helping with space exploration and George leads a roundtable talk with some of nuclear energy’s top minds to discuss what nuclear energy looks like in tomorrow’s world.

S4E12

Getting Paid to Shop

PREMIERED NOV 20, 2021

George sends Greg to the World of Innovation to explore how digitized cash back programs are helping shoppers save with every trip to the grocery store.

S4E13

The Science Behind Supplements

PREMIERED NOV 27, 2021

George sends Darieth to the World of Innovation to explore the ways humans can get better nutrient absorption and how technologies inspired by nature are benefiting the supplements we take today.

S4E14

The Tires of Tomorrow

PREMIERED DEC 11, 2021

George sends David to the World of Innovation to explore the technology—and sustainability—behind tire manufacturing.

S4E15

Material Science Meets Building Science

PREMIERED NOV 27, 2021

George sends Greg to the World of Production to explore how the design and application of new materials is changing the way we build.

S4E16

Cyber Security: Thinking Like An Attacker

PREMIERED JAN 29, 2022

George sends Tamara to the World of Innovation to explore how advances in cyber security are defending us against hackers.