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Driverless trucks threaten millions of jobs, and we aren’t ready

The spread of self-driving tractor-trailers across the shipping industry could jeopardize the jobs of almost 1.7 million truck drivers, according to new research published last month by the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). The report said the jobs…

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VIDEO: Scientist shows how to build your own tractor beam at home

If you’ve ever found yourself watching Star Trek as the USS Enterprise used its tractor beam to immobilize a Klingon spacecraft and thought it’d be great to have one of your very own, you’re in luck, because a University of…

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iPhone manufacturer announces plans to automate factories

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing firm largely responsible for making the iPhone and several other mass-market tech devices has revealed plans to “automate entire factories” by replacing the majority of human employees with software and robots designed in-house. According to MacRumors…

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South Korean engineers just built a real life Gundam robot

A South Korean-based engineering team has built a massive manned robot that resembles the soldier robots from the film Avatar. According to a report from the Agence-France Presse, the 13-foot robot makes the ground shake when its walks and has…

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Video: Watch Tesla’s Autopilot use black magic to avoid a wreck

Video footage of an accident on a highway in the Netherlands appears to show the new radar processing technology included in the most recent Tesla Autopilot software update warning the driver of an impending accident and braking before the driver…

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Galaxy Note 7 Wi-Fi hoax causes chaos on Virgin America flight 

A Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Boston had to be delayed and a subsequent one canceled following a passenger's decision to change their Wi-Fi identification to 'Galaxy Note 7'. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hit the headlines recently…

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Elon Musk wants to fix traffic forever by starting ‘The Boring Company’

It has become almost an annual tradition for Elon Musk to announce that he would like to solve the world's traffic problems by digging tunnels beneath the Earth, and 2016 is no different. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted: “Traffic…

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Bill Gates teams up with tech moguls to launch billion-dollar clean energy fund

With the election of Donald Trump casting serious doubts on the future of US energy policy, a group of tech moguls have taken it upon themselves to push forward the conversation around clean energy. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other…

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UC Berkeley researchers just developed the most agile robot ever

Engineers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a 3.5 ounce, 10-inch tall robot capable of leaping into the air and then springing off walls or executing numerous vertical jumps in a row. According to a new study in…

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Tests confirm German ‘star in a jar’ fusion reactor really works

A massive, tremendously complicated nuclear fusion reactor theoretically capable of producing far more energy than current nuclear plants without the harmful waste products appears to be working as its creators intended, according to a new study. Known as the Wendelstein…