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robotics and ai impacts no jobs
2014-08-12 07:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly half of all industry experts believe that robots and artificial intelligence will displace a significant number of both blue-collar and white-collar workers by 2025, and many of them are concerned that this phenomenon will result in vast increases in income inequality and a large percentage of humans who are all but unemployable. Forty-eight percent of the nearly 1,900 research scientists, business leaders, academic...

2014-08-11 23:07:09

Muse Harbor Publishing's Science Fiction/Fantasy Author Leslie Ann Moore to speak to fans and promote her upcoming “A Tangle of Fates” trilogy novel at Loncon3 in London, August 15-16, 2014, home of the famed Hugo Awards. Moore is the author of the romantic fantasy, “Griffin’s Daughter” trilogy, winner of the acclaimed IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book in Fiction. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The 72nd Annual World Science Fiction Convention (Loncon3...

2014-08-11 23:05:59

The New VIPER ADV Pipe Inspection Camera is well suited for exploring ducts, pipelines, mains and sewers. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Viper ADV is a Compact and Durable Device with Enhanced Design Greatly Increasing Camera’s Maneuverability in the Pipe. Medit Inc, big online supplier of NDT equipment and one of the acknowledged leaders in the market in North America and around the world, is pleased to introduce the VIPER ADV Pipe Inspection Camera – an advanced viewing device that meets...

2014-08-11 12:27:26

Prepares Home-cooked Meal for Families of Hospitalized Children CHICAGO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Northstar Lottery Group employees will participate in the 'Meals from the Heart' Volunteer Program and prepare a home-cooked meal for families at Ronald McDonald House® near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130612/CG31035LOGO Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and...

2014-08-08 23:00:36

An article on the breakthrough minimally invasive treatment for receding gums is scheduled to appear in an upcoming Globe “Health Report” story, “Painless Fix For Receding Gums.” by Lynn Allison. Over 640 dentists worldwide have been trained in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® by inventor Dr. John Chao. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Dr. John Chao, inventor of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® for receding gums was recently interviewed by Globe Magazine...

2014-08-05 23:12:01

NorthStar Alarm hosts annual company food drive and collects 2,014 food items to help feed local families in need this summer. Orem, Utah (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 This past week, NorthStar hosted its annual summer food drive and collected 2,014 canned food items to benefit the Utah Food Bank and Provo Community Action Center. The company created a “California Dreamin’” themed inter-office competition for food donations that included physical competitions to earn more cans for their...

2014-08-04 23:09:31

Tony Burroughs, author of Get What You Want, was recently the Daily Luminary on the popular InspireMeToday website. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Tony Burroughs, author of the Viva Editions book Get What You Want: The Art of Making and Manifesting Your Intentions, was featured as the Daily Luminary on InspireMeToday. His wisdom is to "Create Your World." "Trust that our thoughts do, in fact, create our future. And trust that everything improves immensely for us when we become...

2014-08-04 12:36:24

Agency's Strong Creative Work Key to Success PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrara & Company has been awarded the New Jersey Lottery account for advertising creative and coordinating services, an exciting milestone win for the Princeton-based agency. Northstar New Jersey Lottery, which provides management services to the New Jersey Lottery, selected Ferrara & Company from a strong field of agencies from across New Jersey and New York for a multi-year contract....

2014-08-04 12:26:38

Sci-fi/fantasy film, television and young adult book convention will return to Orlando as GeekyCon July 30-Aug. 2 2015 ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geeks around the world will now have their very own annual convention as LeakyCon, the leading sci-fi/fantasy film, television and book convention, rebranded itself as GeekyCon during at the close of its 2014 show in Orlando. The 2015 show, now called GeekyCon, will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando...

2014-07-30 20:24:35

ReportsnReports.com offers Nuclear Response Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 in its store. DALLAS, July 30. 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nuclear Response Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 study has 686 pages, 184 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as automated process is put in place to provide nuclear power capability worldwide. These responder robots are...


Latest Fiction Reference Libraries

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'