The first Mars colony could be 3D printed from Red Planet dust

A new technique could allow the first humans on Mars to 3D print everything from tools to temporary housing out of a tough rubber-like material — using only Martian dust.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/first-mars-colony-could-be-3d-printed-from-red-planet-dust.html

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A newly spotted habit of humpbacks is puzzling researchers

Humpback whales, which humans have long observed to be solitary creatures, are gathering in large groups to feed, and it’s kind of astounding the scientists who study them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/newly-spotted-habit-humpbacks-is-puzzling-researchers.html

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What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common?


As the tug of war between humans and machines escalates, we’ve become witnesses on nearly a daily basis to events that suggest there won’t be an ultimate winner or loser in this existential battle for survival and supremacy. Just take two little human mistakes that recently received worldwide attention because of the power of today’s technology to magnify their impacts on a global scale. The first was the mistake made by a senior partner at PwC, who was assigned to hand an envelope to an actor tasked to announce the best picture of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84363.html?rss=1

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Cooking burgers may not be a human job for much longer if Flippy has its way

It’s never been a particularly sought-after job but flipping burgers may not be a job for humans at all. Meet Flippy, a new “robotic kitchen assistant” from Miso Robotics that will automate the burger-flipping process.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/cooking-burgers-may-not-be-human-job-for-much-longer-if-flippy-has-its-way.html

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Can't stop checking your phone? Blame your personality

There’s no denying that humans are mad for their cellphones, but some are clearly more attached than others—and scientists now have a clearer understanding of why.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/21/cant-stop-checking-your-phone-blame-your-personality.html

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NASA designs ape-like robot for disasters

When we imagine the robots of the future, they often look and move like humans, standing up on two legs and using a pair of arms to grab and move objects. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a different kind of robot for disaster response that’s designed to move like an ape.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/MPMq85su2mQ/index.html

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