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Can Skyscrapers Predict Economic Turmoil?
9,499 views - 07/10/20
As the global economy sputters in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some economists are looking to city skylines for clues to the...
The Troubled Saga of Masa Son's $100 Billion Fund
103,477 views - 07/08/20
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund has been impossible to ignore since its inception, pumping billions upon billions of dollars...
How Fracking Became America's Money Pit
189,011 views - 07/02/20
For most any nation, let alone a superpower, energy independence is considered the geopolitical holy grail. So when fracking lured in...
How to Build a City Around Bikes, Fast
55,593 views - 07/01/20
Around the world cycling lanes are popping up and bike shops are selling out. As the coronavirus pandemic means people need to avoid...
The SpaceX Competitor is Printing Its Rockets
75,761 views - 06/25/20
California-based startup Relativity Space is manufacturing rockets using giant Westworld-esque 3D printers, a process they say could...
The Uplifting Changes Coming to Elevators
41,968 views - 06/24/20
As offices and businesses around the world slowly begin to reopen, the spotlight turns to one of the most traditionally uninteresting...
Brazil's Landslide Leader Is On a Wild Ride
31,885 views - 06/23/20
Even with a political career full of controversy and condemnation, Jair Bolsonaro built a new coalition of voters and won the Brazilian...
How 2020 Remapped Your World
18,769 views - 06/19/20
View the full collection of maps and submit your own: Through homemade maps, CityLab readers shared...
Why Car-Free Streets May Be Here to Stay
262,153 views - 06/18/20
While increasing automobile traffic has been a growing problem in major U.S. cities, the threat of Covid-19 has revealed what life could...
Inside Carlos Ghosn’s Unbelievable, Daring Escape
297,662 views - 06/16/20
Just before New Year’s Eve 2019, Carlos Ghosn, the ousted leader of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA, completed a daring escape from...
Camden's Radical Plan to Fix Its Police
29,989 views - 06/12/20
Some protests of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in recent weeks have turned into violent clashes with law enforcement....
This 20-Something CEO Is Testing California
21,671 views - 06/08/20
In the early days of the pandemic, biotech startup Curative pivoted its entire business toward Covid-19. Almost overnight, it became a...
The End of Meat May Be Impossible
163,715 views - 06/04/20
Impossible Foods’ founder and CEO Pat Brown wants to replace all meat with plant-based alternatives. His company has helped usher in a...
Why Your Brain Can't Fight Distraction
67,431 views - 06/03/20
Research shows that our brains are designed to be distracted. Scientists from Princeton University and the University of California found...
The Vanishing Water of the Murray-Darling Basin
34,746 views - 06/01/20
Australia is on the front lines of the climate crisis. In the Murray-Darling basin, a source of fresh water and food for millions of...
SpaceX Astronaut Launch: Cape Canaveral, Florida | May 30th, 2020
1,428,639 views - 05/30/20
What You Need to Know About Today's Launch:...
How Bill Gates Wants to Save the World
90,930 views - 05/28/20
Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world, and he’s giving it all away. In his first act he revolutionized computer software, and...
SpaceX Astronaut Launch Mission Attempt: Cape Canaveral, Florida
1,523,414 views - 05/27/20
What You Need to Know About Today's Launch:...
How the WHO Came Under Fire
40,563 views - 05/21/20
As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization is arguably more essential now than it has been in its...
Self-Employment Tips in the Coronavirus World
10,005 views - 05/20/20
The coronavirus pandemic is making it even tougher for the millions of workers who are self-employed. Call them freelancers, gig workers,...
This $130 Box Could Transform Covid-19 Care
127,030 views - 05/15/20
As the coronavirus hit, staff at the Texas Children’s Hospital raced to invent a new device that would better protect doctors, nurses and...
What Really Happened to the U.S. Meat Supply
58,574 views - 05/15/20
Many of the reasons America's meat supply chain is so efficient are also why processing plants have witnessed devastating coronavirus...
What's Next for The Space Race? | Peter Beck, Rocket Lab
17,871 views - 05/14/20
The coronavirus has put pressure on high-risk start-ups. What will the effect be on the New Space Race? Join Ashlee Vance for a special...
How Zoom Stumbled Into Success
68,693 views - 05/14/20
Months ago, Zoom was just a fast-growing startup in the somewhat boring enterprise communication space. Today, Zoom has become a...
Buying Ransomware Is Easier Than You Think
50,247 views - 05/13/20
Simple, scalable and low-risk, ransomware makes for a particularly tidy cybercrime. These days prospective attackers don’t even have to...
The Enduring Mystery of Viral Dark Matter
40,065 views - 05/08/20
There are a huge number of viruses living inside animals, plants, and even our own bodies. They are the most abundant biological entity...
What Your Toilet Flush Reveals About Covid-19
102,061 views - 05/07/20
A Massachusetts startup called BioBot has been gathering wastewater (as in toilet flushes) from around the country and analyzing it for...
All Aboard Carnival's Covid-19 Cruise Disaster
182,846 views - 05/06/20
Carnival Corporation has been one of the companies hardest hit by the coronavirus, with more than 1,500 confirmed cases from its cruises...
What Contract Tracing Means For Your Privacy
33,245 views - 05/05/20
With Google and Apple set to implement contact tracing functionality into smartphones to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, there...
How The Death Star Triggered a Galactic Recession
78,855 views - 05/04/20
Was Emperor Palpatine's Death Star actually a Debt Star? In the original Star Wars trilogy, the rebel alliance blew up two Death Stars,...
What Bats Reveal About a Pandemic
15,778 views - 05/01/20
On a special episode of Prognosis Daily, we’re taking a close look at how the novel coronavirus lived before it entered humans and who it...
What Earth Looks Like When Everything Stops
56,652 views - 04/30/20
As life on Earth slowed to a crawl, hundreds of satellites orbiting overhead captured day-by-day images of this unprecedented moment in...
How the Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells
186,934 views - 04/29/20
The virus that causes Covid-19 is so tiny that it can only be viewed through an electron microscope. Scientists have been studying what...
Why We Search For Aliens
31,698 views - 04/27/20
Bloomberg tech editor Nate Lanxon sat down with Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute Dr Pamela L Gay to discuss who will...
Why U.S. Hospitals are in Critical Condition
244,095 views - 04/24/20
The closing of a hospital can be disastrous for a rural community. In recent years, many have struggled simply to stay afloat. Now thanks...
Iceland's Plan To Stop Covid-19 Actually Works
483,309 views - 04/23/20
When it comes to Covid-19, Iceland has deployed what medical experts see as the best weapon against the pandemic: testing. Thanks to the...
Is Geofencing Helping Hong Kong Beat Coronavirus?
28,686 views - 04/21/20
Residents returning to Hong Kong from overseas are made to wear an electronic bracelet and ordered to quarantine for 14 days. The...
How Remote Learning During Covid-19 Is Changing Education
21,567 views - 04/20/20
Right now, the world’s largest homeschooling experiment is taking place. Over 100 countries have shut schools affecting more than 1...
The Great Lockdown: Worse Than The Great Depression?
54,811 views - 04/17/20
The International Monetary Fund predicts the “Great Lockdown” recession will be the steepest in almost a century, if the coronavirus...
Weird Survival Tips From a Doomsday Prepper
36,914 views - 04/16/20
The coronavirus pandemic has made amateur preppers of us all. (We see your pantry full of toilet paper and beans.) But to prep like a...
How Dogs Are Sniffing Out Covid-19
64,821 views - 04/16/20
It's not just the elusive vaccine that will defeat Covid-19, scientists are looking at all sorts of methods to contain the pandemic. One...
Hackers Are Capitalizing on the Coronavirus
79,756 views - 04/15/20
Coronavirus spam email has ballooned alongside the pandemic's spread. But there's more to these schemes than hackers out to steal your...
How a Chinese Casino Conquered a Piece of America
470,766 views - 04/15/20
A Chinese company set out to build a huge casino on the island of Saipan, a remote US territory in the Pacific. But questions about its...
This Duo Is Testing a Whole Colorado Town For Covid-19
40,486 views - 04/14/20
Mei Mei Hu and Lou Reese launched what may be the most ambitious coronavirus testing program in the U.S. They’re also trying to develop a...
How Broken is the Global Economy?
65,717 views - 04/14/20
Bloomberg’s Stephanie Flanders speaks to U.S. economist Adam Posen and asks how governments and economists have measured up to the...
Why Old Drugs Could Fight COVID-19
67,152 views - 04/13/20
A vaccine for the deadly coronavirus could be years away and the world can’t wait that long. But what if there was a cure that already...
Welcome Aboard The Gene Machine
34,906 views - 04/10/20
Jonathan Rothberg, one of the most prolific inventors of the past 20 years, is stuck on a yacht because of the coronavirus. The good news...
Why The U.S. Can't Import Life-Saving Masks
431,637 views - 04/09/20
A limited stockpile and a massive spike in demand led to a critical shortage of 3M N95 masks for American healthcare workers fighting...
This YouTuber is Crushing New Zealand's Curve
19,167 views - 04/08/20
As the coronavirus hit, New Zealand put nanoscientist Michelle Dickinson front and center to explain the disease to adults and children....
When Essential Workers Demand Change, Who Listens?
45,372 views - 04/04/20
As the new coronavirus places so-called essential workers increasingly at risk, protests and strikes are becoming more common across...
Could Biofuel Save Air Travel?
20,478 views - 04/02/20
In the past, the use of biofuels was usually driven by a lack of petrochemicals. But now that environmental impact is a top issue for...
Where Do Pandemics Come From?
33,124 views - 03/27/20
How can we make sense of the scary reality we are all know living? Where do pandemics come from? And why are they occurring more...
Will The Shale Revolution Save America?
64,689 views - 03/20/20
The oil industry says the shale revolution is a bridge, one that will carry America to a future of 100% renewable energy. But fracking...
Why Recycling Isn't Quite Working Anymore
223,968 views - 03/16/20
Is recycling worth it? When it first took off recycling was seen as one of the environmental movement’s great successes. But recent...
How Boeing Lost Its Way
1,267,949 views - 03/12/20
Boeing is an American institution. But one year after the grounding of the 737 Max, the company's stock has fallen by almost 50% and its...
Learning to Speak Again, One Brainwave at at Time
21,283 views - 03/09/20
After a major brainstem stroke two decades ago, Greg Bieker was diagnosed with Locked-in Syndrome. Today, groundbreaking technology may...
Why Pandemics Like COVID-19 Keep Happening
376,581 views - 02/25/20
From the black death to the coronavirus, this is what we need to think about in order to tackle pandemics. #Health #Coronavirus...
How This Woman Transformed China's Uber
70,899 views - 02/05/20
Jean Liu is the president of Didi Chuxing, one of the world’s biggest ride-hailing services. Liu has overcome tough challenges in life:...
Are Americans Ready to Love Trains Again?
418,697 views - 02/04/20
The long, disheartening decline of passenger rail in the U.S. may be turning around, thanks in part to the ambitious efforts of a new...
A Miracle Tech Could Reverse Blindness
166,735 views - 02/03/20
7-year-old Maverick has a rare genetic disorder that severely limits his vision. Now, a medication called Luxturna - the first gene...
How An Indian Guru Built a Business Empire
125,716 views - 01/30/20
A television celebrity and a relentless salesman, Baba Ramdev is known to every Indian but barely heard of outside the country. Yet, he’s...
How Hello World Gets Made
19,488 views - 01/28/20
Watch the full Finland episode: Ever wondered how an episode of Hello World gets made? Join...
How Finland Became So Happy
64,381 views - 01/27/20
Nokia dominated the first decade of the cellphone boom, becoming a beloved brand around the world and pumping billions of dollars into...
How Oil Fueled The World's Biggest Company
202,436 views - 01/24/20
The world’s most valuable company is not Apple, Amazon, or Google. That crown instead belongs to Saudi Aramco. This is the story of how...
Florida's Iguana Invasion Is Heating Up
137,851 views - 01/23/20
As average temperatures continue to rise, South Florida has been battling a seemingly unstoppable invasion by iguanas, a dinosaur-like...
Why We're Moo-ving Toward Decarbonization
35,620 views - 01/21/20
The scope of decarbonization isn’t just limited to power generation and transportation. The approach extends to industries including...
Why New Jersey is Ripping Up Its Streets | VR180
28,911 views - 01/16/20
After rising public pressure and lawsuits over health concerns, the city of Newark, New Jersey (a half-hour from New York City) is...
How India's Richest Man Fought to Build an Empire
252,794 views - 01/15/20
Mukesh and Anil Ambani inherited their father’s fortune. But while Mukesh’s wealth made him India’s richest man, his brother’s net worth...
How To Make $1 Billion On Horse Racing
723,430 views - 01/10/20
Bill Benter is the most successful gambler you've never heard of. After being banned from Vegas for beating the house at Blackjack, he...
Inside NYC's Skinniest Supertall Skyscraper | 3D VR180
756,129 views - 01/09/20
Experience this VR180 video in 3D with a VR headset (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive) or with Google Cardboard. If viewing on desktop or mobile,...
This Accidental Treatment Is Reversing Paralysis
472,568 views - 01/06/20
At the University of Louisville, researchers are using an epidural stimulator to allow patients with spinal cord injuries to stand and...
India: All Growth, No Jobs | Stephanomics Podcast
76,390 views - 12/27/19
Coming in 2020: Bloomberg is bringing select podcasts to YouTube. It's an ongoing experiment and we want to hear your feedback, so let us...
China's Giant Global Construction Project
202,152 views - 12/26/19
President Xi Jinping calls China’s sprawling belt and road initiative the "project of the century", but many challenges remain. In this...
How Wall Street's Machine of Silence Works
84,276 views - 12/23/19
The finance industry’s mastery of a system of silence has prevented the revolution of the past two years from disturbing it. Instead,...
Inside Korea's Male Makeup Trend
43,898 views - 12/23/19
Men’s makeup is especially popular in Korea as young men are growing up surrounded by heavily made-up K-pop Stars. Vlogger Min-Gi Kim is...
How Elon Musk Defied His Detractors
236,183 views - 12/20/19
Billionaire CEO and ‘real-life Iron Man’ Elon Musk is the very public face and voice of his many companies. His style and transparency...
From Saunas to Satellites, Finland Is Heating Up
181,092 views - 12/18/19
In Episode Three of Hello World Finland, Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance goes hunting for the tech inventions pushing the limits of...
How a $450 Million Loss Was Hidden From Sight
245,036 views - 12/13/19
11 years after one of Europe’s biggest banking scandals, 13 executives have been sentenced and financial penalties of $175 million have...
The Finns are Probably Living Better Than You
537,279 views - 12/11/19
Finns are known as some of the happiest people on Earth. In this second installment of Hello World Finland, Bloomberg Businessweek's...
How Trump's Trade War Went From Method to Madness
490,351 views - 12/05/19
Over the course of the US-China Trade War, the Trump administration's aggressive policies and unpredictable behavior have lead to the...
How Finland Survived The iPhone
317,276 views - 12/04/19
Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads to Finland for a three-part exploration of this traditionally contented country's tech...
This MIT Engineer Built His Own Bionic Leg
1,423,394 views - 12/02/19
At MIT's Media Lab, researchers are developing prosthetic limbs that users can control with their minds, making a robotic foot move as...
What Chef Eric Ripert Learned From Bourdain
18,688 views - 11/28/19
Of all of the travel hacks chef Eric Ripert has perfected, none are as important as the ones he inherited from his decades-long friend,...
The Vegan Economy Has Arrived
69,332 views - 11/26/19
Is Veganism just a passing trend or the beginning of a whole new industry and era? Bloomberg’s Quicktakes has a closer look at this...
These Korean YouTubers Are Reinventing Pizza
37,426 views - 11/25/19
Daniel Oh and Katie Ok host a YouTube channel called Future Neighbor (
Keeping Korean Gold Print Alive
24,347 views - 11/21/19
Gi-ho Kim’s family has been doing traditional Korean gold print for five generations. After the death of his father, Kim is determined to...
Is The Flying Car Really Happening?
54,426 views - 11/18/19
Now that autonomous vehicles are being tested, it's natural to ask: are flying cars next? From the vision of Blade Runner and Back to the...
In Case of Apocalypse, Open Here
236,804 views - 11/13/19
In this episode of "Hello World," Ashlee Vance travels to Svalbard - an archipelago located at 80 degrees north - to participate in some...
Comfort Vs. Privacy In A Connected World
71,777 views - 11/11/19
The Internet of Things, the vast collection of internet-connected devices talking to each other and completing a wide range of tasks, is...
The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork
2,608,662 views - 11/07/19
In less than one year, WeWork went from having a $47 billion valuation and being the darling of the venture capital world to needing an...
The Cutting-Edge Tech Reversing Human Damage
54,657 views - 11/05/19
Our natural habitats are crucial to the planet's health. Whether through man-made interference or natural events, ecosystems such as...
Meet The World's $200M Fountain-Maker
194,405 views - 11/04/19
Mark Fuller is the eccentric owner of what could be the most technically advanced water fountain-maker on the planet (the Fountains of...
Building a Computer Like Your Brain
222,079 views - 11/01/19
Our brain has 86 billion neurons connected by 3 million kilometers of nerve fibers and The Human Brain Project is mapping it all. One of...
The Search For Life Beyond Earth
201,644 views - 10/31/19
For half a century, researchers have been scanning the sky for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence, so far to no avail. But with...
Reversing The World's Fastest Spreading Disease
98,274 views - 10/30/19
Dengue is the fastest spreading tropical disease. 40% of the world’s population is currently at risk. It’s transmitted by mosquitoes and...
The Holy Grail of Clean Energy
337,121 views - 10/29/19
For a long time it’s been said “fusion is the energy of the future. And always will be”. But now, with an influx of private investment,...
Moonshots Are Changing The World
36,984 views - 10/26/19
Coming soon: Moonshot, a new Bloomberg Original series about people taking incredible risks to change the world in a positive way....
Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?
2,021,509 views - 10/25/19
There are millions of asteroids in our solar system. Because some are full of materials that are rare on Earth, they have been valued at...
Microgravity Will Change How We Make Everything
784,110 views - 10/24/19
Microgravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know...
Welcome To Your Home in Space
389,173 views - 10/23/19
Over the past few decades, the International Space Station has allowed astronauts to live, work and conduct research in microgravity. But...
Space: The Final Business Frontier
681,370 views - 10/22/19
In the not-too-distant future, entirely new industries will be developed in space. But for these endeavors to be viable, we need to first...