Dean of Invention

  • 2010
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Examining emerging technologies that are geared toward addressing global challenges.

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Dean Kamen's FIRST
01:17 — Dean Kamen, inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science. He started FIRST Robotics competition to help youth discover the rewards of Sci (more…)
Growing New Organs Inside the Body
01:51 — A doctor at the University of Pittsburgh finds a way to regenerate the liver inside the body cavity, an unprecedented feat!
Meet Dean Kamen
00:38 — Catch a glimpse of an exciting new series starring Dean Kamen who may be the greatest living inventor.
Walk Like a Man
03:15 — When a soldier goes in to combat he carries up to 100 pounds of equipment with him, which is why the government commissioned Boston Dynamics to make t (more…)
Who is Driving That Car?
02:53 — Joanne travels to Italy to investigate a pilot program that is testing driverless cars. They are all electric and can be shared by multiple people who (more…)
The Puffin, the Best in Personal Flying
02:37 — This personal aircraft, through NASA, may be the next best way to travel to work without worrying about rush hour traffic. It can even control itself (more…)
FIRST is the Sport of the Mind
01:15 — See Dean Kamen's organization stimulating the engineers of the future.
How Cow Waste Generates Electricity
02:43 — Methane is one of the strongest sources of energy on the planet and cows are the largest producers of methane. Take a look with Dean Kamen at how one (more…)
How Microbots Can Eliminate Tumors
01:54 — Dean Kamen visits a nanotechnology lab to learn about cutting edge research that could lead to new cancer treatments!
Making Capillaries from Cotton Candy
02:21 — A New York doctor brings regenerated organs to life with technology inspired from cotton candy. Who would have thought?
FIRST Shapes Future Engineers
06:01 — See how Dean Kamen's incredible organization for kids is shaping the scientists and engineers of the future.
Is Human Waste the New Coal?
03:42 — Dean Kamen visits a power plant that is taking human excrement and turning it in to a burnable fuel supply with 66% more power per ounce than coal! Th (more…)
The Flying, Driving Machine
02:46 — An MIT student created a new model of flying car called The Transition with technology unique enough to wow inventor Dean Kamen himself.
Nanobots Fight Cancer and Kill Tumors
02:55 — Dean Kamen visits two researchers from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to learn about groundbreaking nanobot technology that could radically (more…)
Britain's Bionic Woman
03:35 — Join Dean Kamen and co-host Joanne Colan to meet Britain's Bionic woman, who lost an arm and was severely injured in London's 2005 suicide bombing. Me (more…)
TED Talk Bionic Arm
05:09 — Dean Kamen speaks on high-tech prosthetic limbs and just how much society needs new technology for soldiers returning from combat.
New Organs Repair Birth Defects
02:49 — A pediatric surgeon builds organs to save babies born with birth defects. For the first time in history, an organ made out of regenerated cells was re (more…)
Can Microscopic Robots Cure Blindness?
02:49 — Dean Kamen's co-host Joanne Colan meets up with a scientist from Zurich, Switzerland who is developing magnetically driven microbots capable of perfor (more…)
TED Talk Segway
20:07 — Dean Kamen shares his insight on vehicles of the future, including his own Segway as well as big ideas and solutions for transportation technology.
Can We Cure Paralysis?
02:52 — Join Dean Kamen to meet a researcher who has invented a robotic arm and breaking new ground in the fight to help victims of paralysis. The results are (more…)
The Soul of a Robot
03:50 — Can a robot feel? A huge barrier separating humans from androids is the ability to process real human emotions. One lab in in Plano, Texas is trying t (more…)
Electric Car Looks Like a Rocket
03:30 — Joanne visits a facility where they are building the commuter car of the future that costs about two cents a mile to drive! It even has a sleek, rocke (more…)
Sport Aircraft Revolution
02:06 — The ICON A5 wants to change the way we think about flight. This unbelievable sport aircraft opens up flying to anyone that's dreamed about it with its (more…)
Introducing the Age of Bionic Limbs
03:28 — See the future of prosthetic limbs with Dean Kamen, changing the lives of those injured in military combat.
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  • Premiered: October 22, 2010
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Examining emerging technologies that are geared toward addressing global challenges. (more)

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