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August 19th, 2014 at 10:43 am

Pew Research: AI, robotics, and the future of jobs

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How will AI and robotics impact the economic and employment picture in the future?

A majority of people who responded to the Pew Research 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025. They anticipate there will be huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance. But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in AI and robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.

 

 

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August 4th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Where cats are more popular than dogs around the world

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There are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. Data from Euromonitor, a market research firm, suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too. (Video)

 

 

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October 8th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Researchers develop human-on-a-chip for chemical testing

Human organ-on-a-chip.

Academic collaborators and Army scientists at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) are conducting research on organoids (small swatches of human tissue) on microchips.

 

 

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September 13th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Researchers demonstrate new method for harvesting energy from light

Hybrid optoelectronic nanostructures with controlled variation in photoconduction properties.

University of Pennsylvania reasearchers have demonstrated a new mechanism for extracting energy from light, a finding that could improve technologies for generating electricity from solar energy and lead to more efficient optoelectronic devices used in communications.

 

 

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September 9th, 2013 at 11:46 am

The future of the U.S. auto industry in 14 charts

The car industry has accounted for 15 percent of post-2009 GDP growth.

America’s amazing car recovery explains the U.S. economy. But how does the U.S. economy explain America’s amazing auto recovery?

 

 

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September 3rd, 2013 at 10:14 am

20% of scientists considering leaving the U.S.

Federal research funding is down.

The U.S. arguably needs its scientists more than ever, but federal research funding is way down. According to data collected by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups, the majority are spending more time writing grants for less payoff than just three years ago. Nearly 20 percent report they’re considering more supportive climes overseas. From The Huffington Post:

 

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June 20th, 2013 at 9:27 am

Can you train yourself to need less sleep?

80% of us manage between six and nine hours a night; the other 20% sleep more or less than this.

A third of our lives is wasted sleeping – at least that’s how some people see it.  There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day sometimes. When you feel that way do you yearn to be like the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was said to get by on just four hours sleep a night, or the artist Salvador Dali who wasted as little time as possible slumbering?

 

 

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May 28th, 2013 at 10:45 am

Noise-canceling technology could boost internet speeds 400 times faster than Google fiber

Noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections.

According to researchers, the basic mechanism behind noise-canceling headphones could boost both the speed and reliability of Internet connections. Their findings were published via Nature Photonics.

 

 

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April 23rd, 2013 at 9:30 am

Trying to build better workers with big data

Workers can now be analyzed like any other data.

As it turns out, bosses really do matter and they may matter more than we even realize. For example, in telephone call centers where hourly workers handle a steady stream of calls under demanding conditions, the communication skills and personal warmth of an employee’s supervisor are often crucial in determining the employee’s tenure and performance. Recent research shows that the quality of the supervisor may be more important than the experience and individual attributes of the workers themselves.

 

 

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March 26th, 2013 at 11:18 am

Japanese scientists create 581 clones from the same mouse

Scientists clone 581 mice from one mouse.

Japanese scientists have taken cloning to a whole new level. They have managed to push the technique to new limits by cloning 581 mice – all from a single original cell. If their results can be replicated in other animals it could provide a way for virtually unlimited supplies of genetically superior farm animals or other animals important to research.

 

 

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