Genius In America
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Who is shaping your future? This is the story of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ingenuity Awards. Nine winners in nine different fields are taking society in new directions, from the invisible world of nano-electronics to the wide-screen splendour of the Idaho wilderness, this program travels far and wide to reveal cutting-edge projects and their potential impact on humanity.
How does an engineer draw up radically new plans to land the biggest rover ever on the surface of Mars?
How does a scientist challenge long-accepted genetic theory with an idea far more surprising and frightening?
How does a musician turn years of practice into singular musical moments that even she never foresaw?
How does an artist translate his vision to a giant kaleidoscope display that never repeats itself?
It’s one ground-breaking moment after another as these innovators explode old conventions and build a brand new framework for the world.