Season 40, Episode 18 Making Stuff Faster

First Aired: October 16, 2013

Part 1 of 4. New York Times technology reporter David Pogue explores things that may change the way people live, beginning with efforts to tweak physiology and engineering in order to move people and machines faster. To that end, he meets with Oracle Team USA design executive Dirk Kramers and goes for a ride aboard the Oracle, a uniquely engineered sailboat that's competing in the America's Cup. He also looks at ways to speed up the airline-boarding process; and takes a special treadmill test.

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