Dean Of Invention

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Dean of Invention is a science and technology documentary series that explores breakthroughs in new science and technology that could benefit people. Tiny robots that can enter the bloodstream and kill cancer cells, innovations in prosthetics for people who are missing limbs, creating energy from manure and using robots to perform hazardous tasks are some of the topics shown in the series.

Dean of Invention also takes a look at the possibility of creating more efficient electric cars, flying cars and cars that drive on their own. Growing human organs in a lab for people waiting for organ transplants is also shown. Dean of Invention was shown on Planet Green in 2010.

Fridays at 10:00 pm et/pt on Planet Green
1 Season, 8 Episodes
October 22, 2010
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Dean Kamen
Dean Of Invention

Dean Of Invention Full Episode Guide

  • If growing new tissue and organs in the lab and safe implantation into humans were possible, there would be no need for organ donors and the need to wait for desperate patients.

  • As the population soars, congestion in transportation systems will continue to get worsen, slowing down all means of transport. The advent of a new age of aviation could be the catalyst for a new generation of growth in the U.S.

  • Innovative engineers and builders are ready to redesign how Americans move. Dean of Invention explores what it takes for Americans to find a way to make the needs of tomorrow fit with our need for mobility.

  • If you could harness the excrement for one day from all the humans and cows in the world, there would be enough energy to keep New York City going for 7 years. Dean of Invention unveils the work being done to develop such an idea.

  • After years of being relegated to characters in fantasy and science fiction, robots are finally becoming crucial players in solving real-life problems.

  • Explores brain-computer interface (BCI), whereby the intentions and desires of the human mind can be read-and translated into action. BCI has the potential to unlock vast new potential powers for humankind.

  • New advancements in prosthetics are changing the definition of what it means to be disabled. Are we entering an era of bionic humans, when disabled people become hyper-abled?

  • A new age of medicine is upon us, an era of tiny robots with enormous power, including "nanobots" that are able to enter the bloodstream, find cancerous cells without anyone's guidance and kill them.