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Jamie Beard: How can we tap into the vast power of geothermal energy?

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Andrew Dent: How everyday materials can make innovative new products

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a Huawei store temporarily closed due to coronavirus-related restrictions in Beijing, Thursday, May 12, 2022. China's leaders are struggling to reverse a deepening economic slump while keeping a "zero-COVID" strategy that has shut down Shanghai and other cities. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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An industry group representing major tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, is asking the Supreme Court to stop a Texas social media law from going into effect. DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The 2020 model of the Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboard is being recalled after it was found to have a software issue that can make it move without the user intending it to. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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Tyler Merfeld co-owns Toad Style BK in New York and says his restaurant was overwhelmed by the promotion. Manuela Lopez Restrepo/NPR hide caption

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Grubhub offered free lunches in New York City. That's when the chaos began

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If you've ever wanted to take a break from the internet, try these tips

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Elon Musk says he wants to see more details about the number of fake accounts on Twitter before his deal to buy the social media platform goes through. He's seen here last week, arriving for the 2022 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk says he's put the blockbuster Twitter deal on pause over fake accounts

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Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke speaks at a news conference on Aug. 5, 2021. The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor their productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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"It's the dawn of a new era of black hole physics," the Event Horizon Telescope team said as it released the first-ever image of supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way. EHT Collaboration hide caption

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The closure of Lincoln College is a shocking turnaround for a small Illinois college that welcomes first-generation students and qualifies as a predominantly Black institution. © Google Earth 2022 hide caption

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