Insights. Innovation. Technology.
This Could Be Big is the place to discover the latest, seismic breakthroughs in the way we live, work and play.
One of three original digital video series launched at the outset of the groundbreaking alliance between ABC News and Yahoo! News, This Could Be Big isn't just about cool gadgets – our goal is to shine a light on some of the greatest thinkers, tinkers, scientists, and businesses that could quite literally change our world.
We have presented for your consideration just one example of This Could Be Big – "Lithium-Powered TRON Light-Cycle" – to show the essence of our entertaining yet informative approach.
Yes, it's a cool ride -- a TRON light-cycle come to life -- but most importantly, this product features clean, sustainable, and cheap batteries. It's a quantum leap for our culture's energy-addicted consumption: a sustainable technology at a marketable price.
Our goal is to introduce complex and critical topics through an appealing lens. This is, in essence, an episode about energy cleverly hidden in an engaging wrapper.
From October to December of 2011, Bill Weir and his digital team explored:
-a mind-controlled toy helicopter with powerful implications for autism & epilepsy
-MIT's Aero/Astro Department's effort to build helmets lined with fluid channels to reduce brain injury and concussions
-wearable motorcycle jackets with micro-sensors to detect impact
-the future of solar power
-implantable tumor-detecting cameras
So, what's the impact?
With the power of ABC News and Yahoo! together we can reach an audience of over 100 million – an alliance that has made us the #1 source of news on the web.
We strongly believe this is the future of storytelling, of our ability as journalists to continue to do what we do best: tell important, engaging stories, that bring our audience critical information about their world.
ABC News Digital and Yahoo! asks you to judge This Could Be Big for a 33rd Annual Emmy Award in the category of New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture and sincerely thanks you for your consideration.