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The simple steps to buying a home
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Dream of buying a house someday? Andini, a Forbes “30 Under 30,” breaks down all the basics with a NYC real estate agent.
How to master credit cards and credit scores
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Consumer credit is a paradox. Andini meets with a money expert to untangle the mysteries of how to spend your credit without killing your score.
An 8-minute guide to retiring rich
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Andini, a self-employed inventor and writer, uncovers the need-to-know basics on how to retire with $1,000,000.
Series| Hard Reset
We went to MIT to see the first test of a new electric thruster system
These tiny electrospray thrusters cut spacecraft payload so that we can explore the asteroid belt, outer planets, and beyond.
How AI is changing music forever
Musicians and technologists Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst discuss the AI music revolution and the critical importance of artist consent in building this new future
How to stop runaway AI
Professor Stuart J. Russell warns that AI could pose an existential threat to humanity unless we can ensure that these systems remain aligned with human values and goals.
The tax basics you need to know
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Taxes — you have to pay them, but school never taught us how they work. Inventor and entrepreneur Andini tells us the need-to-know basics.
The life-changing information in my 23andMe DNA reports
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She bought an at-home 23andMe DNA test. It may have saved her life.
NASA’s mission to build the ultimate leak-proof lab
NASA is building a first-of-its-kind biocontainment lab to study samples from Mars — and possibly prevent a Martian plague.
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?
Series| Hard Reset
The farming robots that will feed the world
Food waste is a ridiculous problem. Enter the robots.
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What do you think of when you hear the word 'power'?⁠ ⁠ Ginni Rometty is the former CEO of IBM and author of "Good Power." She recently discussed her work…
"Think Brita filter, but a thousand times better,” said Madjid Mohseni, the researcher who developed the technology at the University of British Columbia (@universityofbc). ⁠ ⁠ UBC researchers have now…
Microdosing: the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of taking minimal amounts (fractions of a gram) of hallucinogenic substances like psilocybin mushrooms or LSD, on a regular basis. ⁠ ⁠ Individuals who microdose claim…
AI could pose an existential threat to humanity, unless… Dr. Stuart J. Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and has been studying the development of artificial…
The @fda has approved a first-of-its-kind pill, made from human fecal matter, to treat bacterial infections in the gut — potentially kicking off an era in which we target the…
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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.

Pill version of obesity drug reduced weight almost 13% in new trial

Patients who took the pill daily, along with lifestyle changes, lost a lot more weight than those on a placebo.

Pill version of obesity drug reduced weight almost 13% in new trial

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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.
Series| Coded
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.