December 3rd, 2013
10:47 PM ET

Computer Programmer teaches homeless to code

If you passed a homeless person on the street, would you give them a dollar? Or just keep on walking?

One computer programmer has a different idea. Instead of money, he gave one homeless man a laptop and the chance to turn his life around.

Bill Weir has the IDEA OutFront.

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • News • Tech
November 25th, 2013
09:42 PM ET

New technology could improve how fast police respond to shootings

A new report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting reveals police were on the scene in fewer than four minutes after the first 911 call was made.

Dan Simon reports on an IDEA that could help police respond even faster.

Filed under: I.D.E.A.
November 4th, 2013
08:54 PM ET

Pentagon building real-life "Iron Man" suit

Imagine if superheroes could fight in war, armed with the ability to repel bullets and communicate with orbiting drones to locate the enemy.

If it sounds like something out of a movie, well, it is. It's also an IDEA that could hit the battlefield as early as next year.

Barbara Starr reports from the Pentagon.

Filed under: I.D.E.A. • News • Tech
October 10th, 2013
09:49 PM ET

K9s for Warriors: Shelter dogs helping veterans with PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects millions of Americans.

While it's very difficult to treat, one woman's IDEA for a treatment may not be intuitive, but it is becoming increasingly popular.
It doesn't require any drugs, has no side effects, and boasts a success rate of 97 percent.
Skeptical? So were some of the people it's now helping.

Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: Animals • I.D.E.A. • Veterans
September 26th, 2013
09:00 PM ET

Enviroflight is farming bugs to feed U.S. livestock

An Ohio businessman thinks he's found a way to get America to eat bugs.

It's an unlikely IDEA slated to get FDA approval by next year.

Erin Burnett reports.

Filed under: Business • I.D.E.A.
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