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Screen time may actually be beneficial to teens, study finds

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:35:57 +0000

Parents have long been told to limit the amount of time their children spend watching television or playing computer games, but a new study has found that a certain amount of screen time each day isn’t harmful– it might actually be helpful! As part of their study, researchers from the Oxford University Internet Institute collected […]

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Woman dies of infection no antibiotic could treat

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:55:58 +0000

A report published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details the death of a Nevada woman from an infection that was resistant to all 26 antibiotics available in the US. Increasing resistance to antibiotics is a well-publicized threat, and a superbug that’s resistant to all antibiotics is the worst case scenario. […]

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New Report: China takes global lead in clean energy

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:00:30 +0000

In spite of the regular reports of heavy smog related to pollution in China’s major cities, the country continues to make the transition to clean energy at breakneck speed. In a five-year plan released recently, China published goals which would seem to be beyond anybody’s wildest expectations. Greenpeace points out that the consumption of coal […]

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UC engineer: Many of today’s children won’t learn how to drive

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:13:28 +0000

Some of the youngest children in America right now will never drive a car as a result of automation, according to a prediction from a leading robotics and automation researcher. Speaking with The San Diego Union-Tribune, Henrik Christensen, from the University of California San Diego’s Contextual Robotics Institute, said not only will many of today’s […]

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Just 3,000 ride-sharing cars could replace 14,000 taxis in New York City

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:35:11 +0000

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have completely disrupted the transportation industry and according to a new study from MIT, a fleet of 3,000 ride-sharing cars could completely replace the nearly 14,000 taxis currently serving New York City. To reach their conclusion, the study team designed an algorithm that revealed 3,000 four-passenger cars could replace […]

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Driverless trucks threaten millions of jobs, and we aren’t ready

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:35:41 +0000

The spread of self-driving tractor-trailers across the shipping industry could jeopardize the jobs of almost 1.7 million truck drivers, according to new research published last month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The report said the jobs of between 1.3 million and 1.7 million truck drivers could be in danger as a […]

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VIDEO: Scientist shows how to build your own tractor beam at home

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:01:50 +0000

If you’ve ever found yourself watching Star Trek as the USS Enterprise used its tractor beam to immobilize a Klingon spacecraft and thought it’d be great to have one of your very own, you’re in luck, because a University of Bristol researcher has put together a handy DIY guide. Not simply content to be part […]

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iPhone manufacturer announces plans to automate factories

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:09:32 +0000

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing firm largely responsible for making the iPhone and several other mass-market tech devices has revealed plans to “automate entire factories” by replacing the majority of human employees with software and robots designed in-house. According to MacRumors and The Verge, the company plans to carry out its automation process in three phases, […]

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South Korean engineers just built a real life Gundam robot

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:45:51 +0000

A South Korean-based engineering team has built a massive manned robot that resembles the soldier robots from the film Avatar. According to a report from the Agence-France Presse, the 13-foot robot makes the ground shake when its walks and has only just taken its first few “baby steps.” Human-machine interface and arm motion test! “METHOD-1″ […]

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