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Cryonics, brain preservation and the weird science of cheating death

Cryonics, brain preservation and the weird science of cheating death

It's the stuff of science fiction: chilling your body inside a stainless steel chamber for years on end. We investigate whether cryonics is a way to reverse death or just a pipe dream.

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'We'll be living with masks for years': COVID-19 through the eyes of a pandemic expert

'We'll be living with masks for years': COVID-19 through the eyes of a pandemic expert

In the summer of 2019, I spoke to one of the world's leading pandemic experts about what a global outbreak could look like. As the coronavirus hit, it was obvious this was a whole different ball game.

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A luxury nuclear bunker protects the mega-rich from the apocalypse

A luxury nuclear bunker protects the mega-rich from the apocalypse

A volcanic-ash scrubber, a decontamination room, a waterslide -- when it comes to surviving a nuclear apocalypse, the Survival Condo has everything you could need, at a price.

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Your new home on Mars will be a 3D-printed egg

Your new home on Mars will be a 3D-printed egg

Forget the domes and inflatable habitats you've seen in sci-fi movies. Your future Martian house could actually feel a lot like home here on Earth.

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Frozen in time: Inside the facility preserving the dead through cryonics

Frozen in time: Inside the facility preserving the dead through cryonics

Rows of stainless steel tanks filled with liquid nitrogen hold the bodies (and heads) of more than 170 people. Welcome to the strange world of cryonics.

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A futuristic, vertical farm is growing your dinner without sun or rain

A futuristic, vertical farm is growing your dinner without sun or rain

In an industrial warehouse in New Jersey, Bowery Farming is changing the future of agriculture (all while using 90% less water).

Splash-testing tsunami tech: Locked in an escape pod in the middle of the ocean

Splash-testing tsunami tech: Locked in an escape pod in the middle of the ocean

The earth is shaking, the wave is approaching.... We go inside the Survival Capsule that could help you outlast a tsunami.

This Mars habitat could be your new home in space

This Mars habitat could be your new home in space

Made the months-long journey to Mars but got nowhere to live? One company's vision for a Martian habitat hopes to bring the familiar touches of home to the red planet.

How technology will guide us

The end is nigh! But technology may be the key to helping us survive the apocalypse and avoid certain destruction.

Can a missile bunker protect you from a nuclear blast? Can an escape pod save you from a megatsunami? Could we put our bodies into cryosleep to avoid the apocalypse altogether?

In CNET's first limited docuseries, Claire Reilly sets out to answer these questions while investigating the biggest threats facing humanity, and the technology that could save the human race. We crossed the United States over the course of three months to meet the bright minds trying to hack a way out of the apocalypse and then crammed everything into this six-episode survival guide.

Watch as she visits a nuclear missile silo converted into an escape bunker for the superrich, looks inside a cryonics facility and puts a tsunami escape pod to the test.