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- A Human-Centric World of Work: Why It Matters, and How to Build ItLong before coronavirus appeared and shattered our pre-existing “normal,” the future of work was a widely discussed and debated topic. We’ve watched automation slowly but surely expand its capabilities and take over more jobs, and we’ve wondered what artificial intelligence will eventually be capable of. The pandemic swiftly turned the working world on its head, […]
- Buildings Consume Lots of Energy—Here’s How to Design Whole Communities That Give Back as Much as They TakeAlthough the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn’t gone away. Many experts are calling for a “green” economic recovery that directs investments into low-carbon energy sources and technologies. Buildings account for 40 percent of total energy consumption in the US, compared to 32 percent for industry and 28 percent for transportation. States […]
- How Scientists Influenced Monkeys’ Decisions Using Ultrasound in Their BrainsA few years ago, in a pitch black room at Stanford University, a monkey sat silently in his custom-made chair, utterly bewildered. It wasn’t because of the head brace, which held his head completely still. It wasn’t the LCD screen blasting bright light in his face. It wasn’t even the abstract shapes that randomly popped […]
- A steaming cauldron follows the dinosaurs' demiseA new study reveals the Chicxulub impact crater may have harbored a vast and long-lived hydrothermal system after the catastrophic impact event linked to the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
- Scientists develop method to help epidemiologists map spread of COVID-19Rochester Institute of Technology scientists have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists more efficiently predict the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their new study, published in Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, outlines a solution to the SIR epidemic model, which is commonly used to predict how many people are susceptible to, infected by, and […]
- A community's fecal matter could give early warning of COVID-19 outbreaks, study findsBy studying sewage at a New Haven wastewater treatment facility, a team of Yale researchers has determined that genetic code embedded in feces could be used as an early warning sign of COVID-19 outbreaks.
- Hello and welcome: Robot waiters to the rescue amid virusYou can always count on a robot for perfect timing.
- Video Friday: This Robot Refuses to Fall Down Even if You Hit, Shove ItYour weekly selection of awesome robot videos
- Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channelWD clearly underestimated the consumer outrage they'd face over SMR disks.
- SeaDrone Inc. Introduces Inspector 2.0Bay area based robotics startup, SeaDrone Inc., announces the launch of Inspector 2.0, the latest innovation in underwater robotics. Inspector 1.0 was launched at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 and was the first sub-6 kg underwater vehicle capable of tackling 1.5 knot ocean currents using its omnidirectional drag design and high thruster to weight ratio. Since the […]
- The UN says a new computer simulation tool could boost global developmentThe news: The United Nations is endorsing a computer simulation tool that it believes will help governments tackle the world’s biggest problems, from gender inequality to climate change. Global challenges: In 2015, UN member states signed up for a set of 17 sustainable-development goals that are due to be reached by 2030. They include things…
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