The Life and Death of Helicopter Commuting

The Life and Death of Helicopter Commuting

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8nbz5VFilxYFifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that...

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Microgravity Will Change How We Make Everything

Microgravity Will Change How We Make Everything

https://youtube.com/watch?v=fUj1-cPaFgoMicrogravity can be used to unlock old materials and make new ones in ways that can’t be replicated on Earth. Private companies know this, and are leading the charge toward the next gold rush. But can they turn low...

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Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Trillionaire?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VGosZWBTF7AThere are millions of asteroids in our solar system. Because some are full of materials that are rare on Earth, they have been valued at stupendous amounts. But the most valuable resource in space may be something that's...

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Hollywood Props So Real the Secret Service Complains

Hollywood Props So Real the Secret Service Complains

https://youtube.com/watch?v=pmOT-XTP3FkSunland, California-based Independent Studio Services is one of the largest prop houses in Hollywood with more than one million props for rent. ISS also designs and manufactures unique props for productions. Chief Executive Office Gregg Bilson, Jr. tells Bloomberg...

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How To Make $1 Billion On Horse Racing

How To Make $1 Billion On Horse Racing

https://youtube.com/watch?v=4B0mGYZqEloBill Benter is the most successful gambler you've never heard of. After being banned from Vegas for beating the house at Blackjack, he turned to Hong Kong where he devised a system that could predict the horses. Around...

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How Grain Makes Wooden Surfboards

How Grain Makes Wooden Surfboards

https://youtube.com/watch?v=bmtqKO8Un6oIn this episode of Bloomberg Pursuits' MADE series we visit a shop in York, Maine. Grain Surfboards are built through an additive process that has much in common with traditional wooden ship-building. Planks of wood are cut and glued...

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The Last Baseball-Glove Maker in America

The Last Baseball-Glove Maker in America

https://youtube.com/watch?v=U2875MaK264Nokona baseball gloves are made in Nocona, Texas using a number of different leathers including kangaroo, cowhide and buffalo. From hot stamping, to embroidering, to lacing, Nokona has been handcrafting ball gloves since 1934. Video by Brian Schildhorn Made is...

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How Bespoke Italian Leather Shoes Are Made

How Bespoke Italian Leather Shoes Are Made

https://youtube.com/watch?v=ITiyKmYnL-0In a small workshop in Florence, Saskia Wittmer crafts leather shoes that are as unique as each customer. MADE is a series of simple, lovely short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects are created. Video by Leila Hussain.

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