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5 companies that could cause the robot apocalypse

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics potentially leading to a robot apocalypse have been a popular theme in Hollywood this year. Already …

Robotics

Police Will Throw This Camera Ball Into Rooms

“Tactical spheres”<p>“Camera in the hole!" police officers soon shout, as they toss the new Explorer camera orb into a dangerous room before entering. Made by MIT alumnus at Bounce Imaging, the Explorer is a small, grenade-sized sphere full of cameras that first responders can throw into a space ahead …

This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days

Replacing ancient human art with mechanical precision<p>An engineer in Perth wants to mechanize one of humanity’s oldest jobs. His robot is named “Hadrian,” after the Roman Emperor who built a wall in Northern Britain, and it can lay 1,000 bricks an hour. With a building plan programmed in, it …

The 10 Fastest-Growing Industries In Small Business

Trucking companies and building contractors dominate the fastest-growing industries for small businesses, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company.<p>General freight trucking companies have posted, on average, nearly 25% sales growth for the 12 months ended May 31, based …

Small Business

The war on drugs isn't working – let's stop pretending it is

Indonesia's execution by firing squad of eight heroin smugglers for trafficking will have done nothing to reduce crime or end addiction<p>Outside of their families and friends, few tears will have been be shed for the <b>eight heroin smugglers killed by firing squad in the early hours of yesterday …

We can debate the extremists, listen to them, scream and shout and insult them. But we must never ban them

Even groups such as Cage - accused of justifying terrorism and cheerleading for Mohammed Emwazi, alias 'Jihadi John' - must be free to speak their views<p>Up close, Moazzam Begg is a short, rather shy man. When you speak to him he trembles slightly. Or he did when I last spoke to him. This could have …

Religion

Weapons For Future Wars On Sale At Abu Dhabi Arms Show

The future of war is mostly armored cars<p>The International Defense Exposition is a technology conference with a whole lot of sellers and very few buyers. On display are the latest in weapons that countries are willing to sell to each other, and they run the gamut from robot patrol boats and fast …

Pictures of the day: 15 October 2014

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