#429529 5 of the World’s Strangest Creatures ...

Living life on the edge isn’t just a motto for extreme athletes.
Our planet is literally crawling with organisms that have somehow adapted to living in extreme environments, from the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica to mantle rocks thrust above the seafloor to crystal-encrusted caves. As Dr. Ian Malcolm so famously proclaims in “Jurassic Park”: Life will find a way.
Scientists have a name for critters that live in the most inhospitable corners of the world: extremophiles. Here I profile five extremophiles […] Continue Reading…

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#429526 This Week’s Awesome Stories From ...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Earthquakes?Annie Sneed | Scientific American"Along with more sophisticated computing, he [Johnson] and his team are trying something in the lab no one else has done before: They are feeding machines raw data—massive sets of measurements taken continuously before, during and after lab-simulated earthquake events. They then allow the algorithm to sift through the data to look for patterns that reliably signal when an artificial quake will happen."
ROBOTS
The Cute Robot That Follows You Around and […] Continue Reading…

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#429520 SRI’s Pioneering Mobile Robot ...

Shakey's creators and colleagues share inside stories at the celebration, and talk about robotics today[Read more…]

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#429517 Ground-breaking robotic arms that could ...

Partly supported through the EU-funded SOMA project, robotics researchers have developed versatile robotic grippers to pick thousands of supermarket items.[Read more…]

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#429511 How the World Has Changed From 1917 to ...

Over the last 100 years, the world has changed tremendously.
For perspective, this year at Abundance 360, I gave a few fun examples of what the world looked like in 1917.
This blog is a look at what the world looked like a century ago and what it looks like today.
Let’s dive in.
In 1917…
One hundred years ago, things looked a little bit different.
1. World Literacy Rates
– 1917: The world literacy rate was only 23 percent.
– Today: Depending on estimates, the world […] Continue Reading…

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