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The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

At what point do we declare a world without weekends a public interest issue?<p>On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled …

Medical Journals

Hydrogen-powered trains are coming to Germany in 2021

All Aboard the Hydrogen Train<p>As the shift from diesel engines to clean energy continues, German and French engineering company Alstom have signed a …

China's new AI police station won't have humans

Automated Infrastructure<p>On November 7, China announced plans to open an unmanned police station powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in Wuhan, one …

Why are booms being heard across the country?

Loud, booming noises have startled people across the United States, and it was unclear what was actually happening or if the separate events were …

A cheap, portable skin cancer detector has won the Dyson Award

Meet sKan<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn’t easy. Currently, it’s done through visual inspections or biopsies, but some doctors may not pick up on the …

Modern Love: Are We Ready for Intimacy With Robots? | WIRED

Love in the Time of Robots<p><b>Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using</b> …

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.<p>One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works …

Income Inequality

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Mental Health

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers<p>At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side …

Mathematics

Things That Arent Here Anymore with Ralph Story KCET PBS

Think your job is safe from the robo-uprising? Think again

When I were a lad, watching the news on the telly, waiting to be allowed to use the set to plug in my ZX Spectrum, I'd be told to concentrate on the …

Machine Learning

The cave dwellers of southern Spain

Known as the trogloditas, Guadix locals have been living in these underground houses for hundreds of years.<p>Upon arrival at the bus station, Guadix looked like any other small Andalucían town, with whitewashed townhouses and charming, shaded plazas. But as I climbed to the top of the hill, a strange …

Stone Age

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Magnifying Glass

This 'virtual employee' is proof that the robot takeover is upon us

"She," in this case, is an avatar created by IPsoft, the global information technology services company. In a demo shown to Tech Insider, she shifts her weight from side to side when waiting for someone to speak, and smiles in between questions. If you tell her you're upset about something, she'll …

Artificial Intelligence

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

Ryan Petersen Contributor<p>Ryan Petersen is CEO of Flexport.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy<br>• Why Your Next Package Will Be Delivered By An Uber<p>A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will …

Autonomous Cars

FINALLY: Nike Is Going To Sell Those Self-Lacing 'Back To The Future 2' Sneakers This Year

Speaking at the #AgendaEmerge conference in Long Beach, California, this week, Tinker Hatfield, who designed the Nike MAG sneaker Marty McFly wore in the 1989 film "Back to the Future 2," said his team is working as hard as possible to release a line of the "power lace" shoes this year. No details …

Shoes

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Televisions

Jacques de Vaucanson

<b>Jacques de Vaucanson</b> (February 24, 1709 – November 21, 1782) was a French inventor and artist who was responsible for the creation of impressive and …

Why Did This Mysterious Ancient Chinese Civilization Disappear?

One of the oldest known Chinese civilizations disappeared approximately 3000 years ago. However, some evidence suggests it relocated, rather than …

Archaeology

Scientists Are On A Desperate Mission To Save Northern White Rhinos From Extinction

Keepers at California's world-renowned San Diego Zoo announced this week that Angalifu, one of its two northern white rhinos, had died at the ripe old age of 44.<p>That leaves only five other members of the species in the world: one female in California, one in the Czech Republic, and two females and …

Wildlife

How A Small, Family-Owned Company Taught Cops Around America To Seize Millions In Cash

A controversial police tactic that lets cops seize large amounts of suspicious cash has been aided by a family-owned company that won millions in federal contracts, Robert O'Harrow and Michael Sallah write in The Washington Post.<p>That company, Desert Snow, has trained cops around the US on the art …

Corruption

Tractor beams are suddenly a lot more plausible

Tractor beams now have a better shot at crossing from science fiction trope to reality, thanks to scientists at The Australian National University (ANU). They managed to push and pull a 0.2mm sized particle nearly 20cm using a "hollow" laser beam. That's a hundred-fold improvement over recent …

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 crew-cab Work Truck What's it Worth?

Email Appraisal<p>Enter your info to get a custom Edmunds Insider Appraisal report for this car.<p>Or sign in:<p>Facebook Google Email<p>Email Appraisal<p>No …