Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World
By BBC World Service
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An imaginative, quirky solution to a challenge of our age. Podcast weekly on Tuesdays.
||Forum60sec: Revive yourself. 1 June 2015||How about a sofa that can be remote controlled to make the occupant stand?, suggests the Sanskrit specialist Professor Jyotsna Kalavar. The sofa represents passivity, and by making the sitter stand upright it would encourage efforts to revive oneself,...||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum60sec: Say no to Grass 25 May 2015||Entomologist May Berenbaum argues for fewer manicured lawns to help pollinators and reduce pollution....||5/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum60sec: Purple plastic bottle tops please. 18 May 2015||The green, red and blue dyes in plastic milk bottle tops used in many countries are a real problem, says material scientist Sujata Kundu. The colours are hard to separate from the main plastic polymer and, as green tops are the most popular in the UK,...||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum60sec: Internet in exams 11 May 2015||Professor Sugata Mitra argues for the use of the internet in exams....||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Forum60sec: Getting back lost time 04 May 2015||Writer Shumon Basar wants to create a personal ‘time-bank’. It would record exactly how much of your day has been lost when your computer freezes or there’s no phone signal. Then, just before sleep, you would strap your phone onto your head, turning||5/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
4 minute fun
Great format and fun variety of ideas and contributors. I am thinking on adapting this idea to use with students and adults in a lesson teaching audacity and podcasting. My favorite of these will always be the one that says politicians should have labels on their clothes like Nascar drivers so their is full disclosure of their "interests."