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3 simple steps to secure venture capital funding
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Before you pitch, here are 3 simple yet genius tips to raise big funding — from a CEO who knows the game.
You don’t need a degree to make 6 figures. Here’s why.
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I was out of the workforce for 10 years — and now I make 6 figures. Here’s how I did it in just 10 months.
“Summer streets” could make cities feel more like home
In partnership with Bolt
What are “summer streets”? This urbanist explains. Here’s how it can transform your city.
Series| Hard Reset
How can a water bottle cost negative 10 cents?
27 million likes on TikTok. A $0.00 product. How does the “FreeWater” company work?
These factory-home builders are closing the housing gap
In partnership with Million Stories
How we build homes is changing. So are construction jobs — and it could solve the labor shortage.
I pilot a self-driving truck. Here’s why we need more.
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96% of road accidents are caused by human error. Could self-driving semi trucks be a safer option?
Hard Reset Podcast: Franchising | Episode #6
Banks don’t want you to own companies. McDonald’s doesn’t care about your health. What if this $8 meal gave you those choices back?
This restaurant is run entirely by robots
In partnership with Million Stories
These robots can chop, cook, and serve — and they could revolutionize the food industry.
Hard Reset Podcast: Theme Parks | Episode #5
From virtual reality to real life — VR is reimagining how we build theme parks.
These robot excavators are making workers more money
In partnership with Million Stories
With the rise of AI, more people are afraid of robots taking their jobs than ever before. But in this industry, AI is actually creating jobs — and helping workers make more money.
Hard Reset Podcast: Chicken | Episode #4
This lab-grown chicken is made without any slaughter. But would you eat it? In an age of skepticism about GMOs, the Hard Reset hosts discuss.
The Science of Dying
Explore the journey from life to death and beyond. Near-death experiences, death doulas, digital immortality, and more – join us for a thoughtful exploration of one life’s most intriguing and inevitable phenomena with stories from the frontlines of death.
Are near-death experiences just psychedelic trips? 
One possible explanation of near death experiences is that our brains are flooded with a hallucinogenic, DMT.
Study finds CPR patients may frequently have near-death experiences
In a study of CPR patients across the US and UK, researchers found new evidence about near-death experiences.
Psychedelics are helping dying patients overcome their existential distress
End of life patients face existential and spiritual challenges other patients do not. Psychedelics may be uniquely suited to helping them.

Treatments for depression, anxiety, and PTSD are “not necessarily transferable to the kinds of suffering that people approaching the very end of life may have.

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The first person ever cured of HIV was Timothy Ray Brown, aka the “Berlin Patient,” who was attending university in Berlin in 1995 when he was diagnosed with HIV and…
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What would you do with $10,000?
This program is supplementing the traditional “textbook curriculum” with hands-on learning.
Neuroscientist Amishi Jha opens her book, Peak Mind, with this vignette to illustrate an important truth: You’re not alone. Most people can’t go three minutes at work without being interrupted…
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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 low-carbon cement is stronger than the regular stuff

A process developed at MIT uses electricity instead of heat to produce a key ingredient.

New low-carbon cement is stronger than the regular stuff

a stack of three blocks made from low-carbon cement on a blue background
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.
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.