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Robots are now really stealing jobs as Japanese firm replaces staff with AI

Though we’ve always assumed certain crafts will forever remain immune to automation, it seems nowadays nobody is safe from the looming artificial intelligence invasion.<p>While a few years back the prospect of robots snatching jobs from humans might have seemed like a hackneyed plot twist from a cheap …

11 New Technology Trends To Watch

From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, a few technological innovations promise to impact consumers more than any other new pieces of tech.<p>For those who want to know what to watch — whether it’s connected appliances or cognitive computing — a few key trends stand out. Below, 11 members of …

Artificial Intelligence

Physicists discover new form of light that could power quantum computers

It's possible to create a new form of light by binding the properties of photons and electrons, physicists have claimed.<p>The theoretical model was …

Quantum Physics

A Top 10 of Emerging Technologies

I know that the World Economic Forum (the ‘WEF’) gets a bit of a bad name for hosting top-0.01-percenter conferences like Davos – but whatever their …

Accurate design of large icosahedral protein nanocages pushes bioengineering boundaries - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Inspired by the forms and functions of protein molecule machines and materials observed in nature, such as the shells that protect virus genomes, …

Virginia Tech faculty awarded $2.5 million from NSF to advance future wireless technologies

The White House recently announced its Advanced Wireless Research Initiative to be led by National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue innovative …

Virginia Tech

Wearable Tech & Fashion: An Interview with Levi's

Over the last century clothing has been designed less to meet individual and societal needs, and more for aesthetic value – form over function. …

Failing Actually Isn't All That Cool

Twice in the past month, I have come across articles about Fortune 100 companies losing a massive amount of money, time and effort because a new "innovation" did not turn out as planned. To avoid adding insult to injury I'll avoid spilling on which companies these are; suffice to say they are …

The future belongs to social entrepreneurs

Co-authored with George Konstantakopoulos, founder SocialGrowth and Manchester Social Entrepreneurs<p><i>"One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but</i> …