Innovation Nation: Season 2
More segments celebrating the spirit of invention across America with Mo Rocca.
Part 1: Solar Roads
Host Mo Rocca shows us an innovator who condensed a TV satellite truck into a backpack; how the Model T car assembly line changed the manufacturing world; the inventors of solar roads that could power the world; and lifelike robot predatory birds to lessen the dangers of real birds at airports.
Part 2: Snake Robot
Host Mo Rocca shows us the man who invented the digital camera; the fascinating history of the presidential limousine, including the one used by President Kennedy; the inventors of the snake robot that can save people in disasters; and the inventors of clear solar panels that look like glass.
Part 3: Wrist Air Conditioner
Host Mo Rocca shows us the inventor of an app to monitor your sleep and health; we learn about unique trains throughout history; the inventors of a watch-like device that cools your entire body like an air conditioner; and the three Irish girls speeding up how seeds grow.
Part 4: Pocket Printer
Host Mo Rocca shows us the hardware store robot; the incredible patent models from Thomas Edison that show us the beginning of our electronic world; the Israeli inventors of a printer that fits in your pocket.
Part 5: Inventor of Email
Host Mo Rocca shows us the inventor of a fireproof gel that is helping firefighters save lives; historic steam engines that are the grandfathers of electricity; a camera that follows you so youre always in frame; and we meet the man who, at 14 years old, invented the email system we use today.
Part 6: Penguin Chick Bot
Host Mo Rocca shows us the students who built a car that gets 2700 MPG; the beginning of the computer age with one of the original Apple Computers; the inventors of the highest tech suitcase; and the Penguin Chick Bot that is giving researchers a new view into the penguin world.
Part 7: Science Restaurant
Host Mo Rocca shows us the chef who is using science to add to your dining experience; the evolution of cars throughout history; the 13 year old who built an affordable Braille printer for the blind; and brushing your teeth with a bluetooth toothbrush.
Part 8: Robot Birds
Host Mo Rocca shows us the creator of the pop singers best friend, Autotune; The Henry Ford and the return of wrinkled sheep; the invention that shoots spawning salmon over obstructions as they swim upstream; and lifelike robot predatory birds to lessen the dangers of real birds at airports.
Part 9: Shiver Shield
Host Mo Rocca shows us the overhead Skycam camera giving a birds-eye view of sporting events; the 100-year-old history of the electric car; an inventor who will help you never to be cold again; and the company turning ocean plastic into products.
Part 10: Chairless Chair
Host Mo Rocca shows us an electric bike wheel to power your ride; a restaurant serving a 100-year-old menu; the wonders of the world’s highest tech sports stadium located in Silicon Valley; and the inventors of the Chairless Chair.
Part 11: Tiny Homes
Host Mo Rocca shows us the innovative designs of the tiniest homes; the historic fashion of the Queen of Tires; the inventor of the phone in your pocket; and words of wisdom from the inventors weve profiled to the innovators of tomorrow.
Part 12: Slip and Fly
Host Mo Rocca shows us: The physics behind the an extreme slip and slide. How inventors use crowdfunding to bring their ideas to the world. The stealth invention of the V-8 engine. Updates of some favorite innovators profiled on Innovation Nation.