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The Robots Are Coming

According to a recent study by Oxford Research reported in the MIT Technology Review, we are witnessing "Tectonic Shifts in Employment (where) information technology is reducing the need for certain jobs faster than new ones are being created."<p>Citing a similar study by Erik Brynjolfsson, director …

Employment

11 of The Best Mac Apps for Teachers

June 22, 2015<br>Mac is undoubtedly a power piece of gadgetry to use in your teaching. Mac education app store is packed full of great apps ideal for …

Education Technology

How to sleep well on a long flight

Instead of just hoping, here are some strategies you can use — which we found in a helpful Quora thread— to help you get a little shut eye on your next long flight.<p>In other words, try to fly through the night (according to the time zone you're normally in). You're more likely to fall asleep if it's …

Seatbelt

Virtual reality to get real at E3 video game show

Blockbuster video games will once again be the main event at the industry's biggest trade show, but in the wings attention will go to the promise of stepping into the games virtually and streaming them as spectator sport.<p>"Like every year, E3 will be about the marquee video game titles that will …

Virtual Reality

Man behind Darpa's robotics challenge: robots will soon learn from each other

Gill Pratt is set to leave the wing of the US defense department that develops cutting-edge technologies but lets us in on what’s next for the venerated agency<p>Gill Pratt invented legs. Well, sort of: the MIT-educated scientist invented electric series-elastic actuators, the technology that carried …

Robotics

Will the Rise of The Robots Implode the World Economy?

On the other hand, they can land planes, write news stories, and emotional robots may be your very best friend or your loyal pet.<p>From the invention of the steam engine to the Internet, technology has helped drive human progress. But Martin Ford, author of <i>Rise Of The Robots: Technology and The</i> …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …