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Robots could cut US labor costs 22 percent by 2025

One of the most important technological trends taking place in the United States' manufacturing sector is the use of advanced robotics on the production line. Now that the economic recovery is a reality, U.S. manufacturers still need to be able to shut down cheaper manufacturers...

source: By Alan Kelsky
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Cosmeticians probably won't agree, but scientists say eyelashes have an optimal length: a third of the width of the eye. This ratio helps keep the eyes wet, according to a new study that attempts to answer the question: What are eyelashes for anyway?

source: Scientific American

You could qualify for Mensa with the scores from intelligence tests you may have already taken. Now through March 31, American Mensa invites you to submit your scores and we will review them for free. Submit the application, your qualifying test scores and include the code...

source: American Mensa

Hariharan Krishnan hardly looks like a street racer. With thin-rimmed glasses and a neat mustache, he reminds me of a math teacher. And yet on a sunny day last September, he was speeding, seemingly recklessly, around the parking lot at...

source: MIT Technology Review

When scientists scanned the brains of two types of extroverts — "people persons" and "go-getters" — they found similarities, but also distinct differences in their brain anatomy. "These are people just sharing with you how they tend to experience the world and...

source: Brown University via Futurity

In the future, you might be able to talk to computers and robots the same way you talk to your friends. Researchers are trying to break down the language barrier between humans and computers, as part of a new program from the Defense Advanced...

source: Live Science

A key part of the brain involved with decision making, the striatum, appears to operate hierarchically – much like a traditional corporation with executives, middle managers and employees, according to researchers.

source: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology via ScienceDaily


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