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Nov 10, 2016

Trump promises to bring back manufacturing jobs, but robots won’t let him

Posted by in categories: employment, policy, robotics/AI

For Americans struggling with stagnant wages, under- or un-employment, one of Donald Trump’s most appealing campaign promises was to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Navigating the complexities of policy, tariffs and geopolitics would make that hard enough already for the president elect. But technology will make this promise nearly impossible to fulfill.

Why? Because manufacturing jobs are increasingly done by robots, not people.

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Nov 9, 2016

Wormhole entanglement solves black hole paradox

Posted by in category: cosmology

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Nov 9, 2016

Australians researchers have built a better qubit

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

It’s ten times more stable and could lead to a quantum computing breakthrough.

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Nov 9, 2016

Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

Genome editing and synthetic biology are giving rise to new forms of life. But do these organisms have conservation value as part of earth’s biodiversity?

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Nov 9, 2016

World’s first light-seeking Synthetic Nano Robot Helps Remove Tumors

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, engineering, robotics/AI

Researchers have developed the world’s first light-seeking synthetic nanorobot that can help surgeons remove tumors and enable more precise engineering of targeted medications.

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With size comparable to a blood cell, these tiny robots have the potential to be injected into a patient’s body, the study said.

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Nov 9, 2016

Full-color 3D meta-holography with a single nanostructured layer

Posted by in category: nanotechnology

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Nov 9, 2016

China launches X-ray pulsar navigation satellite

Posted by in category: satellites

The XPNAV-1, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, was sent skyward at 7:42 am atop a Long March 11 solid-fueled rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, the China Satellite Navigation Office said in a press release.

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Nov 9, 2016

Changing Cell Behavior Could be Useful for Stem Cell Research, Biofuel Production

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics, sustainability

For example, ordinary baker’s yeast cells normally produce a lot of alcohol, a biofuel, when fed sugar extracted from the edible kernels of corn plants. NetSurgeon designed genetic surgeries that convinced the cells to make more alcohol when fed a type of sugar found in the inedible leaves and stalks.

The research is published in PNAS Early Edition.

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Nov 9, 2016

Bots give Microsoft Teams an edge on the competition–and on the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Bots can be good.

Today’s mobile workforce is comfortable collaborating in a chat-based environment, so a smart company better have something to offer. Microsoft Teams is that something.

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Nov 9, 2016

Trickling electrons

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

What would happen if an electric current no longer flowed, but trickled instead? This was the question investigated by researchers working with Christian Ast at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Their investigation involved cooling their scanning tunnelling microscope down to a fifteen thousandth of a degree above absolute zero. At these extremely low temperatures, the electrons reveal their quantum nature. The electric current is therefore a granular medium, consisting of individual particles. The electrons trickle through a conductor like grains of sand in an hourglass, a phenomenon that can be explained with the aid of quantum electrodynamics.

Flowing water from a tap feels like a homogeneous medium – it is impossible to distinguish between the individual water molecules. Exactly the same thing is true about electric current. So many electrons flow in a conventional cable that the current appears to be homogeneous. Although it is not possible to distinguish individual electrons, quantum mechanics says they should exist. So how do they behave? Under which conditions does the current not flow like water through a tap, but rather trickles like sand in an hourglass?

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