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How the Cold War Gave Us GPS

GPS is a network of satellites which allows you to open your phone and know where you are anywhere in the world. We take this service for granted. But it was created by the U.S. military during the Cold War…

How China Went From Copying Tech to Defining It

China’s technology industry is developing into a serious rival to Silicon Valley, but there are political hurdles ahead. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how China’s tech companies went from copycats to cutting edge, and why the U.S. government is crying foul.

Bringing Handmade Back to America

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Lotuff Leather creates handcrafted leather goods with their team of twenty two employees. One of their most complicated bags, the Triumph Briefcase, requires a multitude of skill sets to create; from leather working, to painting,…

It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video

Fake videos and audio keep getting better, faster and easier to make, increasing the mind-blowing technology’s potential for harm if put in the wrong hands. Bloomberg QuickTake explains how good deep fakes have gotten in the last few months, and…

How a $40,000 Swedish Carpet Is Made

In a Swedish coastal town, a small group of weavers create the most coveted carpets and tapestries in the world. Made is a series of short films that demonstrate how everyday luxury objects are made, and honor the process and…

This High-Tech Farmer Grows Kale in a Factory

In the kale-filled facility at vertical farm startup Bowery Farming, it’s a piece of proprietary software that makes most of the critical decisions — like when to harvest and how much to water each plant. But it still takes humans…

Why Japan’s Women Problem Is Hard to Fix

In an attempt to bring more workers into Japan’s shrinking economy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlined goals to create a “Japan in Which Women Shine,” also known as “Womenomics.” Bloomberg QuickTake explains why the government still faces serious deep…

The Last Baseball-Glove Maker in America

Nokona 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…