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The Verge Detours season 2 returns August 27th

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Solving America's problems in unconventional ways

Come along with The Verge for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways.

We’ve looked far and wide, in Portland, New York, Boston, and San Francisco to find who is driving the next generation of innovation. These are the best and brightest going beyond just apps and gadgets, and they’re using science, technology, and design to attack all sorts of big problems and tough issues. We examine how groups are rethinking New York City's approach to fighting flooding in New York City in a post-Sandy world, a new "wind wing" that could revolutionize boating, how realtime bike data is being used in urban planning, and much more.

This is Detours. The adventure starts on August 27th. Check in for new dispatches every Wednesday.