Elise Hu

Elise Hu appears in the following:

What I Learned From Writing Letters To Strangers Across America

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Writing letters to strangers in almost all 50 states became an outlet to process anxieties about the pandemic. And a reminder of all the ways we are connected.


Finding Love — And Feeling Worthy Of It — In 'Felix Ever After'

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Kacen Callender's new young adult novel centers on a queer, trans teen trying to find out who's behind a traumatizing transphobic act — a quest that takes him on an emotional roller coaster.


South Korean Bestseller 'Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982' Gives Public Voice To Private Pain

Sunday, April 19, 2020

A slim book about an everyday woman's life in South Korea became a runaway bestseller (and a movie), tapping into a growing feminism in this punishingly patriarchal country. It's now out in English.


In 'Minor Feelings,' Asian American Racial Trauma Is Laid Bare

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Cathy Park Hong's essays serve as a major reckoning, pulling no punches as the author uses her life's flashpoints to give voice to a wider Asian American experience, one with cascading consequences.


VIDEO: Elon Musk's Next Quest Is A Mind-Machine Meld. Let's Consider The Implications

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The tech entrepreneur recently said he is making implants that connect our brains to our devices. So let's explore the ethics of human upgrading — and what technology has already done to us.


VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050.


VIDEO: What If Aging Wasn't Inevitable? The Quest To Slow And Even Reverse Aging

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Scientists have developed promising clock-turning treatments for mice. Could pills that mimic the benefits of exercise help humans? In this Future You: the effort to stop the symptoms of growing old.


Packing Hacks: How To Get Everything You Need For A Trip Into 1 Carry-On Bag

Monday, July 29, 2019

With some planning, you can get everything you need for a trip down to one carry-on bag. Road warriors share their hacks — so you can travel with a lot less hassle.


Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Backyard

Sunday, July 28, 2019

You can discover new things about the world when you travel, or even — if you apply a traveler's mindset — close to home. "It takes humility," says artist and author Jenny Odell.


VIDEO: Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An Armband

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

You know "the Force" that binds all things — the one that can let your mind move objects? The latest Future You video demos an armband that allows users to control objects with thoughts.


Higher, Better, Stronger, Faster — Brain Science Is Trying To Get There

Thursday, June 06, 2019

A headset that electrically stimulates your brain while you practice a motor skill claims to help you improve in less time. What might this mean for human abilities by 2050?


Can You Travel In Groups Without Going Crazy? NPR Wants To Hear From You

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NPR is putting together a guide on navigating the social dynamics of travel, and we need your help. Tell us, how do you deal with group dynamics when traveling?


How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The next phase of human evolution seems headed toward merging biological bodies with machines, and in the first video of Future You, Elise Hu gets connected to a network and plays a game her thoughts.


How Mind-Controlled Robot Suits Could Enhance Our Limbs

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

In Episode 2 of Future You, Elise Hu explores mind-controlled exoskeletons that could let paralyzed people walk or the able-bodied gain super strength.


Netflix's 'Tuca & Bertie' Puts The Lady Birds In Charge

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

In bringing a cartoon toucan and an anxious songbird to screen, show creator Lisa Hanawalt has done something still rare: made an animated show about women friends, by women friends.


The Sex Scandals Shaking K-Pop And A Reckoning Over How South Korea Regards Women

Friday, March 15, 2019

Several K-pop stars have admitted to being involved in the practice of "spycamming" in Korea — secretly recording sexual acts without the partner's notice and posting those videos online.


Thousands Of Fire Evacuees To Spend The Holiday Without Homes

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The community shaken by California's Camp Fire is finding ways to come together for Thanksgiving.


For Wildfire Evacuees, Bureaucratic Nightmare Begins

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

As the deadly Camp Fire burns in Northern California, people who lost their homes face a new struggle: lost paperwork. They're finding out what that means as they try to rebuild their lives.


North Korea Begins Dismantling Missile Site, Images Show

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Satellite imagery shows North Korea is taking apart a rocket and engine site on its western coast. The action follows a promise made at last month's U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore.


Update On North Korea Nuclear Talks

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Officials in the U.S. and North Korea continue to offer contradicting reports on whether their recent meeting in Pyongyang was productive.