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What a time to be alive.

FP Edit: You folks are the best! I agree that though they're a little overpriced, every new technology starts off as toys for the rich. Us peasants will get our comeuppance eventually. While you're here, I'm trying to get some Imgurians to check out a music video dump I published earlier today.

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The Future of Computing Part 2: Quantum Computing

There is an epic battle happening right now, a battle between two technologies. First is classical computing technology that has been around for the past 70 ...

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The Construction Robots are Coming | The B1M

We explore the roles that robots are starting to play in construction and look at how they will affect our industry in the future.

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Elon Musk Responds to Boeing's Claims It Will Fly to Mars First

Them is fightin' words. When asked by TheStreet ( TST) on Thursday about who will be first to Mars, Boeing ( BA) or SpaceX, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said emphatically: "Boeing." "We are working jointly with NASA and building that first rocket space launch system.

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Meet Supercontinent Pangaea Proxima-in 250 Million Years

This story appears in the June 2018 issue ofNational Geographic magazine. The continents are in constant motion: Tectonic plates crash together and break apart, creating new crust while old crust is pulled below the surface. The process shrinks and widens oceans, uplifts mountain ranges, and rearranges landmasses.

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FDA approves first artificial iris

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its approval of the first stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States that could help patients with certain types of see clearly and improve their appearance.

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r/Futurology - E-ink

r/Futurology: Welcome to r/Futurology, a subreddit devoted to the field of Future(s) Studies and speculation about the development of humanity, technology, and civilization.

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Can't get new lungs? Try refurbished ones instead.

Ken Richardson Harald Ott, a surgeon at Harvard Medical School, thinks that his lab's unusual methods might someday solve the organ-transplant crisis. On average, 20 people in the United States die every day awaiting donor organs for transplant, according to the American Transplant Foundation.

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50,000 Las Vegas workers set to strike, demand protection from robots

Fifty-thousand workers are set to strike across Las Vegas. Among the Culinary Workers Union's demands are higher wages, better job security, and protections from automation. The workers, whose contracts are up on June 1, are employed by more than 30 of the city's most well-known resorts.

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Alibaba made a driverless robot that runs 9 mph to deliver packages

Alibaba has announced several tech innovations that hint at a future with even more delivery conveniences. There's a driverless delivery robot that will help ship goods purchased online to customers more conveniently and a storage locker with facial recognition that promises to keep food warm.

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An artificial nerve system developed at Stanford gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch

Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial nervous system that could give prosthetic limbs or robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch.

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Stellarator's plasma results show a triumph of engineering and modeling

Many moons ago, Ars was introduced to the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator (W7-X), an experimental fusion concept. At the time, W7-X-the world's largest stellarator-had just completed some warm-up tests and had been shut down to install more bits and pieces. That installation is not yet complete, but the results from some of those early runs are being analyzed, and they look good.

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Avoiding meat and dairy is 'single biggest way' to reduce your impact on Earth

Avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet, according to the scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet.

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Last Straw For Plastic Straws? Cities, Restaurants Move To Toss These Sippers

Slurping up smoothies, sodas and slushies through disposable plastic straws could one day become a thing of the past. The call to toss plastic straws out of our food system is growing louder and louder.

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