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Fedex is using autonomous robots to essentially replace the mailroom clerk

Over the last year, FedEx has been working with Savioke, a Silicon Valley company that makes autonomous indoor delivery robots, to develop a robot delivery system for its repair facility in Collierville, Tennessee. The bots are used by workers to move items around the office, cutting down on wasted …

Bots

There are 19 types of smile but only six are for happiness

Our grins are not as simple as they seem. There are a myriad different ways to smile – and some of them can conceal some less than happy feelings.<p>As they hovered over their victims, knives at the ready, Carney Landis issued his instructions. The beheading was ready to commence.<p>It was 1924 and this …

Who Owns Your Face?

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.<p>It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person.<p>This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research. Tom Hanks, for …

What Do You Really Crave When You're Lonely?

<b>Starting now, you really can stop being lonely.</b><p>I’ve struggled with feelings of loneliness my whole life. It’s a big part of why I decided to become a …

Relationships

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Artist Uses Fire To Create Art

Source: YouTube<p>During the last 15 years, French-Canadian artist Steven Spazuk (previously here and here ) has perfected a technique called fumage …

French Canada

Wild, Multilayered Portraits Look Like Intricate Paper Sculptures

These digital illustrations are actual dimensional renderings with a tactile textured aesthetic.<p>Mixing 3D modeling with carefully applied shadows, Maxim Shkret’s digital creations evoke densely layered paper sculptures. His 3D digital illustrations range from renderings of animals to figures, …

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Tipping

Why gut feelings may really help you make risky decisions

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>“Gut reactions” — subtle bodily sensations that result from risky behavior — have long been the stuff of financial market lore. Some successful stock market traders, billionaire George Soros included, have claimed they pay attention to bodily pains and …

Trading

Dub Influenced Dubstep Mix part2

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You’re Not Ready For A Real Relationship Unless You’re Willing To Do These 12 Things

By Holly Riordan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2f0uGkp<p><b>1. Mingle with new people.</b> Once you enter a serious relationship, you’ll be introduced to a …

Date The Guy Who Loves You Like He’s Going To Lose You

By Becca Martin,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/2fcgin4<p>Date someone who makes you feel like the world finally makes sense, someone who makes you …

What It Means To Be A Neurohacker

<i>Dr. Zachary Stein, philosopher of education and a research member of the Neurohacker Collective, begins a series on the ethics of neurohacking. This</i> …

Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck? Analysis of mind-wandering studies offers new perspective on mental disorders

Analysis of mind-wandering studies offers new perspective on mental disorders<p>During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do …

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Soon Your Doctor Might Prescribe Virtual Reality Instead Of Painkillers

The pharmacy, Apotek Hjärtat, designed a free VR app for pain relief called Happy Place.<p>“Pain prevention is not just pharmaceuticals,” says Annika …

The robot bodyguard is coming — and you’ll want one

I recently consulted with the US Navy on all things “transhuman.” In those conversations about how science and technology can help the human race evolve beyond its natural limits, it was clear that military is keen on replacing human soldiers with both fighting and peacekeeping machines so American …

Robotics

Adidas Reveals Its First Robot Manufactured Shoes

Companies are increasingly turning to robots to create their products. Robots will take five million jobs in the U.S. alone by 2020, according to the …