Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala's young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.


Eight Secrets To Getting More Done In 2012

by Brett Nelson via Forbes

With the New Year nigh, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions (the kind you’ll actually keep).

How about not working 60-hour weeks and spending more time with family, on a rewarding hobby, or even just seeing a good movie? Magical thinking, you say. Fine–but squeezing more out of those 60 hours isn’t. At this point, truth to tell,  boosting productivity is pretty much a requirement, for business owners and worker bees alike.

The key, as the saying goes: Work smarter, not harder. Share that worn chestnut, though, with someone who toils 12 hours (or more) a day and you might get an earful of expletives—maybe even a fist in the eye.

Instead, kindly direct them to this list of tools and ideas, courtesy of Forbes contributors who have suffered their fair share of long hours and have learned a trick or two.

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Debt is Money and Money is Debt

Pay close attention if you value your monetary future...

Since nixon's evaporation of the gold standard, the US currency has been backed by little more than confidence. Confidence in the people's lack of understanding of the monetary system that is. The federal reserve is not federal, it is privately owned.

They can lend multiples of what exists in reserves, under fractional reserve banking. They control the amount of money in circulation, which comes in to existance through loans made to banks and governments. Since the money comes into existance through debt it has to be repaid, but with interest. Therefore the debt is larger than the money supply and inflation, along with defaults and bankruptcy, become permanent problems.

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