Marty Rotich

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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 …

All the Keys to Spotting Quality Leather Goods

Next time you're shopping for leather goods, follow these simple steps to ensure you get your money's worth.<p>If you want the inside scoop on spotting quality leather goods, there's no better person to ask than someone who hand-makes leather bags and wallets for a living. That's why we asked Bellanie …

Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

What do pencillin, polythene and Mexican yam have in common?<p><i>This article was first published on The Conversation.</i><p>Did you know that the discovery of a way to make ammonia was the single most important reason for the world’s population explosion from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today? Or that …

Inventions

Hawk poo once cut power to Los Angeles - Futurity

In 1923, short circuits kept interrupting power in California. The problem and its solution show how intertwined nature and technology were—and still …

Los Angeles

6 Signs Your Finances Are in Great Health

Rock your finances.<p>You have six months of take-home pay socked away in an emergency fund. You pride yourself on your 720 credit score. And you …

Personal Finance

How to solve the maths GCSE question about Hannah's sweets that went viral

Students flooded social media this week to ridicule this tricky maths teaser about a teenage girl and her struggle with a sugary diet. Here’s how to solve it.<p>Earlier this week this question was in the Edexcel Maths GCSE paper:<p><i>There are n sweets in a bag. 6 of the sweets are orange. The rest of the</i> …

Diabetes

This idea that technology destroys jobs is garbage

This trend is typified by Wendell Wallach, a researcher at Yale, who recently said we're entering an era of structural high unemployment because tech is taking all our jobs:<p>This is an unparallelled situation and one that I think could actually lead to all sorts of disruptions once the public starts …

Bill Gates

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Decades of textbook teaching could be overturned by discovery, which might also explain links between poor health and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical …

Neuroscience

Top tips for poison ivy, oak and sumac

Summer is a great time to frolic in the woods. Just don’t touch anything.<p>It’s summer! Outdoor activities are in full swing, with kids going off to …