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Rethinking education: This tech builds stronger teacher-student connections
In partnership with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
This tool uses research-based questions and prompts to foster strong connections between teachers and students.
3 ways to clone yourself before you die
These tech companies are making digital clones of people to live on in a digital afterlife. Would you do it?
An incubator for world-changing entrepreneurs
In partnership with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Want to solve the world’s hardest problems? Join GEN, a network supporting the next generation of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs.
Series|Hard Reset
The farming robots that will feed the world
Food waste is a ridiculous problem. Enter the robots.
This amazing gel may help in the fight against cancer
In partnership with Intuitive
“Instead of thinking about a treatment, we can, really for the first time, think about a cure.”
The dawn of battery-powered urban flight
Electric engine, nearly silent, and ready for passengers by 2025. But are we ready?
Series|Hard Reset
The bionic 3rd thumb anyone can add to their hand
We flew to the UK to learn more about the designer 3D-printing third thumbs.
How to bring the entire world online
In partnership with Cisco
500 billion devices will be online by 2030. Here’s how that connectivity can power a sustainable future.
Performing complex surgeries with single-incision robotics
In partnership with Intuitive
These surgeons are among the first to adopt the latest approach to robotic surgery. Here’s what they’ve learned.
Series|Hard Reset
Hacking the Anthropocene with survivalist robots
80% of our ocean floors have never been studied. This robot sailboat is unlocking the most treacherous parts.
Inside Wisk: The flying taxi ending traffic
Over 1,300 test flights in, Wisk’s self-flying taxi will transform city commutes by 2028.
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The deadly consequences of the global surgeon shortage – and how some visionaries are working to solve it.
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Quantum computer designs heat-radiating window coating
Notre Dame researchers have used quantum computing to design a transparent window coating that reflects heat into the atmosphere.
Molten salt reactors could save nuclear power
Molten salt reactors, a type of nuclear reactor first explored in the 1950s, could be the future of clean energy.
NASA detects 50+ methane “super-emitters” from space 
A new instrument aboard the International Space Station has been used to identify more than 50 “super-emitters” of methane.
This amphibious electric tricycle (and camper) costs $14,600 
Latvian startup BeTRITON’s amphibious electric tricycle will take you from the road to the water to the campsite.

New voice cloning AI lets "you" speak multiple languages

And it only needs to hear 4 seconds of your voice to do it.

New voice cloning AI lets "you" speak multiple languages

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Advancing the Space Frontier
NASA’s Orion spacecraft sends back first images
NASA has shared the first images from its Orion spacecraft, which is expected to do a lunar flyby on November 21.
A far-out plan to build an asteroid city
University of Rochester researchers think they have a solution to creating an asteroid city: a giant bag.
Twin exoplanets may be the first known “water worlds”
Twin exoplanets 218 light years from Earth may be the first known examples of “water worlds.”
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Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin
These biohackers plan to give away their instructions for how to make insulin for free.
Farming robot kills 200,000 weeds per hour with lasers 
Carbon Robotics’ LaserWeeder is a smart farming robot that identifies weeds and then kills them using high-power lasers.
Supercentenarians’ DNA reveals clues to human longevity
A human longevity study involving people over the age of 105 has found that genetic variants linked to DNA repair appear to contribute to a longer life.
How robots could end animal captivity in zoos and marine parks
Could robotic dolphins help marine parks become more humane spaces where people can learn about and connect with nature?
Twisty nuclear fusion reactor gets twice as hot as the sun
Physicists optimized a nuclear fusion reactor to overcome a problem that causes heat loss and prevents the device from sustaining fusion.
Tractor-hacking farmers take on John Deere 
Tractor hacking is a fast-growing trend in the farming community — but it’s not outsiders breaking in.
Japan breaks world record for fastest internet speed
Engineers in Japan have set a new world record for fastest internet speed — 319 Tb/s — using a specially developed fiber-optic cable.
Sophia the Robot will be mass-produced this year
Hanson Robotics is going to begin mass-producing Sophia the robot in 2021, making the social robot available to help combat the pandemic.
This DIY laptop is challenging tech giants like Apple & Microsoft
Disposable tech is part of big tech’s business model. This engineer is fighting back by creating a DIY laptop anyone can repair on their own.
Prisoners will get a $2,750 check when they leave prison
A non-profit is experimenting with providing prisoners a $2,750 check when they leave prison. The goal is to reduce recidivism and help people get a fresh start.
Series|Hard Reset
How mirrors could power the planet… and prevent wars
If adopted globally, concentrated solar power could make major waves in manufacturing, not to mention prevent wars over oil and mitigate climate change.