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Crowdfunding Scientist Grows Food In Martian-Like Soil

Would Matt Damon really eat Martian potatoes? Based on crowdfunded research from Dutch Wageningen University and Research Center, vegetables will grow in faux Martian soil even though it contains high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium. The fertilizer will contain … Continue reading

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Breakthrough or Hoax?

Are we on the verge of a major electricity storage breakthrough or a hoax? The back page of the Wall Street Journal’s  “A” section today is a full page ad for a new technology that will double battery life. It … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time to Ask For Money

Exits make for good entrances. Knowing that there is a strong IPO market has led to the largest increase in startup funding in 15 years per the Wall Street Journal. Investment in U.S. venture capital backed companies hit $15.7 Billion … Continue reading

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False and Misleading? April Fools Joke Results in Stock Moves

When is a joke actionable? How about the folks who bought 400,000 shares of Tesla right after it issued a press release about its new product the Tesla Model W? Although it was an April Fools joke, the buyers who … Continue reading

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