Will robots take your job? These jobs may be automated in the future

Called simply willrobotstakemyjob.com, the site is based on an academic paper by a pair of Oxford economists that set out some predictions for which jobs were most likely to have tasks automated in the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/31/will-robots-take-your-job-these-jobs-may-be-automated-in-future.html

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Oxford scientists are building robots that 'wear' artificial skin before it's transplanted

Earlier this month, a team of Oxford professors proposed a provocative idea: grow human tissue on humanoid robots.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/oxford-scientists-are-building-robots-that-wear-artificial-skin-before-its-transplanted.html

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Drawing inspiration from spider webs, engineers create amazing new 'liquid wire'

Researchers from the University of Oxford, UK and the Universit Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France believe they have discovered how spider webs flex and have used this knowledge to build a new type of biomaterial called liquid wire.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/19/drawing-inspiration-from-spider-webs-engineers-create-amazing-new-liquid-wire.html

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Diagnosing sleep apnea with smartphone apps

New diagnostic apps developed by researchers at the University of Washington and Oxford University can detect sleep apnea with almost the same accuracy as traditional and expensive lab tests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/204606-diagnosing-sleep-apnea-with-smartphone-apps

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Nanopixel displays with 150 times higher resolution – and they’re flexible, too

Oxford University's ITO/GST phase-change material nanopixel display
Researchers at Oxford University in England have created nanopixels that measure just 300-by-300 nanometers. Compare this to a modern smartphone with a 400 ppi display, where each pixel is about 150 times larger (about 50 microns across). Furthermore, Oxford’s prototype nanopixel displays are both low-power and thin and flexible. Ultimately, these nanopixels could eventually be used in extremely high-resolution displays with billions of pixels — though it might be rather hard to find a graphics card that can drive a 198000×120000 display, of course.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186056-nanopixel-displays-with-150-times-higher-resolution-and-theyre-flexible-too

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