Don’t worry, robots aren’t going to steal your job — yet

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One author says we have plenty of time before robots take over humans’ jobs.

As technology has advanced, Thomas Malone has watched his old family farm change drastically. The farm he grew up on once employed 15 people full-time and another 30 or 40 seasonally. Now, five people and many more machines farm about three times as many acres in land to produce significantly more goods.

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New technology curves downhill home market!

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Some of our Biggest Time Consumers and Family Feuds of the Century Have Stemmed From Simple Decisions at Home Like:

  • Deciding what color to paint the living room
  • When to get new furniture and what kind
  • What kind of cabinets to install in the new kitchen
  • should we put a pool in that backyard?
  • Is it dad’s den or the kids play room?
  • how can we sell our home in this market
  • how do we sell an empty house?
  • (so on so on so on….)

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Robot Walks on Water

Robot mimics bugs limbs to walks on water!

A new robot made of ultralight carbon-fiber can stand or slowly walk on water. The principle it uses is borrowed from insects — surface tension tends to prevent the water’s surface from breaking, and the robot’s legs from sinking in.

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Engineers Create A Strong But Lightweight Isotruss Bike Using Carbon Fibers

Bike frames average about 2.6 pounds!

Engineers used elements of architecture and geometry to create a strong but lightweight triangle-based isotruss bicycle frame. To make a road bike or mountain bike, the isotruss is first wound with carbon fiber using a sheet that holds the tension constant. The engineers then hand-wind Kevlar strands over the isotruss. The process creates a bike with a large strength-to-weight ratio.

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Energy Expert Recommends Sequestration Legislation to Congress

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putting it underground

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Edward S. Rubin is urging Congress to approve newly proposed legislation designed to fund pioneering technologies that can trap and store carbon dioxide emissions deep underground – a vital measure needed to control global climate change.

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