The Edge


  • Manufacturing DNA to cure illnesses     Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC visits researchers in Oxford, U.K., who are working on slowing or restoring the loss of sight by creating healthy DNA for the human retina.

  • Detecting illnesses...before symptoms occur     Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Illumina claims it has the most technically-advanced genome sequencing system in the world and could revolutionize health care in the future. CNBC goes to Cambridge, U.K. to investigate.

  • Using the cloud to improve health care     Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Microsoft is developing a cloud application that measures biometric and environmental data to forecast illness. This has the potential to increase productivity in health care but also save providers billions of euros.

  • 'Revolution in transportation' underway     Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Teams in Oxford, U.K., and Boston, U.S., are working on new designs for plane engines, with the potential to create a "very high-speed aircraft" and take fuel out of the equation altogether.

  • Digital boost to plane manufacturing     Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC visits BAE Systems to see first-hand how digital technologies and 3D printing are changing the face of plane manufacturing.

  • Check it out: Honda's new jet     Sunday, 27 Apr 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC catches up with Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft, to learn more about the group's new business jet, which can fly higher, faster and is more fuel-efficient than its competitors.

  • Nano: An industrial revolution in the making?     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    In the latest episode of "The Edge", CNBC takes a closer look at nano technology and potential industrial applications.

  • Is graphene the material of the future?     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC visits the University of Manchester, U.K., where the world's lightest, thinnest and strongest material is being produced: graphene.

  • Self-cleaning clothes: they're already here!     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Swiss company Schoeller has been developing clothes with special attributes, like self-cleaning, using nano technology. The company is also looking at way to dispense medicine from clothes straight to the skin.

  • Matt Damon: Empowering through water     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hollywood actor and water.org co-founder Matt Damon discusses helping developing countries through safe, clean water infrastructure.

  • Why spider silk matters     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The race to produce spider silk, a very strong and stretchy material, has been going on years, but Japanese company Spiber claims it is on the verge of mass production. CNBC takes a closer look.

  • Nestlé's Brabeck: Risks from surging demand     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe discusses the future for water sustainability, and the risks from rising demand for energy and food.

  • Protecting your data in the digital age     Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC takes a looks at concerns about privacy in an age of large data sharing.

  • The future of the 'internet of things'     Sunday, 29 Dec 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    How can the 'internet of things' benefit businesses?

  • CNBC gets inside an iPad-controlled apartment in London, to see what the future holds for household gadgets.

  • Singapore: Tiny but technologically mighty     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Singapore may be small, but when it comes to state of the art infrastructure, this island nation is leading the way.

  • Top 5 innovations in building materials     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    These are the top 5 innovations in building materials, according to Sascha Peters, the founder and owner of Haute Innovation. Watch out for algae, and fungus-based foam.

  • Al Bahr: Tradition and innovation     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Al Bahr building is one of the first in the Middle East to have received a LEED environmental design award. Bryan Hamilton from Aedas Architects reveals how traditional Islamic art and architecture was used to develop it.

  • Algae: The future's energy source?     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    The IBA Hamburg in Germany unites 60 eco-friendly projects on the same site and showcases the world's first building getting its energy from...algae.

  • How to innovate in timber     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Innovative timber techniques are increasingly used to develop greener buildings. CNBC visits GRM & Biowood, which manufactures sustainable timber by mixing wood scraps with PVC powder.

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