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Are Robots the Future of Employees?

Due to recent technological advances, companies now have the option to invest in new technologies with the ability to improve their production and increase earnings. Car manufactures have been using robots on their production lines for years, although employees are still a crucial part of the process. Other companies are ...

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Talk to me Harry Winston!

How many would consider getting down on one knee with a diamond ring that was actually made in a lab? Well, as reported in the Washington Post on February 13th, Yarden Tsach is actually growing real diamonds in a nearby Washington suburb. He does this by replicating the geological carbon ...

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Amazon’s Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle Streets

Amazon has been using its hometown of Seattle to test out new ideas. The company has opened up bookstores and what it likes to call Amazon Go, which is a convenience-store where customers can check out using their smartphones. Amazon also has a “Treasure Truck” roaming around the city during ...

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Liability and Driverless Cars

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e87ff4ec-2bad-43d4-81f6-cc131a1cd381 Thousands of people die every single year from automobile accidents, mostly due to human error.  Common causes of these automobile accidents are reckless driving, speeding, and distracted driving.  Car manufacturers have been working for years to help decrease the number of deaths caused by car crashes by implementing things ...

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Starbucks’ commitment to donate leftover food to charity deserves praise

Hannah Edens April 11, 2016   “Starbucks’ commitment to donate leftover food to charity deserves praise” is an article written by David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times on March 29, 2016. Lazarus dishes out praise to Starbucks for being one of the first large corporations to commit to going ...

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New Implant Gives Sight Back to the Blind

As technology progresses, humans are making strides in every field available, and some of the most impressive innovations are coming from the medical field. From printing new limbs to cloning organs, amazing things are being developed to improve patient’s quality of life. One scientific miracle is happening in Medford, Massachusetts: ...

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How Many Earths Do We Need?

Hannah Edens 22 March 2016   In an article posted on BBC.com, the question of “How many earths do we need?” was raised. The article, titled with the same question, was written by Charlotte McDonald and published on June 16, 2015. This question has been a question many economists, environmentalists, ...

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Will Human-like Robots Replace Humans?

Hanson Robotics and Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories are two companies who have achieved a mission of creating humanlike robots. Both of these companies have achieved in making two robots that are incredibly lifelike – one called Sophia, the other called Geminoid. These robots look like humans, and they are capable of ...

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MWC 2016: MasterCard rolls out selfie ID checks

MWC 2016: MasterCard rolls out selfie ID checks I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss since we talked about technological advancements in our last class. How many of you are tired of typing and retyping your password? Well if you’re not tired, 92% of contestants who participated in ...

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