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November 2014

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Giant Steps

Hugh Herr’s bionic limbs have already revolutionized life for amputees (including himself). Now he’s envisioning new capabilities for everyone else

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The Great Escape

Prison reform activist Max Kenner champions the transformative power of a college degree for inmates nationwide

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High Wire

Janet Echelman’s sky-high sculptures, created from miles of fiber, cast a magical spell over urban spaces

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Flood of Time

Documentary filmmaker Bill Morrison plunges us into the Great Flood of 1927

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Total Recall

In a neuroscience breakthrough, the duo pioneered a real-life version of Inception

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Cracking the Code

Kimberly Bryant hopes to crack the code with her organization that teaches young girls of color how to program

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The Long Way Home

The singer-songwriter looked to her Southern ancestors to come up with a different kind of concept album

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Cosmic Voyage

Francis Halzen’s amazing experiment heralds the beginning of a new era in astronomy

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The Visionary

The young visionary dreamed up a homemade headset that may transform everything from gaming to medical treatment to engineering—and beyond

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Phenomena

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Built in 1964, the span still stands as Americas’ largest suspension bridge

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Snow Globe

Brooklyn artist Zaria Forman has Arctic landscapes at her fingertips

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James Marsh

The director on his new film, The Theory of Everything

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No flock will mess with this robot – which is precisely the point