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Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution could spell more jobs – not fewer

October 4th, 2019 at 12:30 am » Comments Off

Automated packaging at an Italian factory. If automation drives down prices, the result could be a net increase in jobs. Ever since Homo erectus carved a piece of stone into a tool, the welfare of humanity has been on the increase. This technological breakthrough led first to the hand axe, and eventually to the iPhone. […]



New INRIX Research ranks the top U.S. cities where micromobility has the most potential

September 23rd, 2019 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

  KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Micromobility (defined as shared bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters) has the potential to deliver substantial benefits to consumers and businesses around the world, including efficient and cost-effective travel, reduced traffic congestion, decreased emissions and a boost to the local economy.



Special report: Driverless cars are the new dot-com bubble

September 22nd, 2019 at 1:18 am » Comments Off

We simply don’t know what sort of jobs will be available in the future. After all, imagine yourself in the year 1900 peering into the future. How could you know then that the proportion of people employed in agriculture in the USA would fall to a twentieth of what it was then? Or that there […]



We still don’t understand why time only flows forward

September 15th, 2019 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

The history of the Universe and the arrow of time, which always flows forward in the same direction and at the same rate for any observer.(NASA / GSFC) The past is gone, the future not yet here, only the present is now. But why does it always flow the way it does for us? Every […]



The world’s most popular artificial sweetener may not be safe for consumption

September 5th, 2019 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The hugely popular sweetener aspartame – also known as Nutrasweet – has been taken to task by researchers for not being sufficiently proven to be safe for consumption. Aspartame has been a controversial ingredient for decades. According to a new study by Professor Erik Millstone, a University of Sussex expert on food chemical safety policy, […]



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