Labor too expensive? Get a robot

Aug 2, 2011
Chinese factory owner Foxconn assembles iPads and iPhones and has now announced that in the next few years it will replace a portion of its workforce -- with robots.
Posted In: Science, apple

Prosthetic limbs gain sophistication

Jul 25, 2011
A small Scottish company, Touch Bionics, is a big player in the world of advanced prosthetics. Its versatile artificial hand is winning praise.
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Russia hopes to fill the gap in space travel

Jul 20, 2011
As NASA ends space shuttle flights, Russia seeks to fill the gap left by the 30-year-old American program. But Russia has a long way to go.
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Study says the Internet is changing how we remember things

Jul 15, 2011
A study shows how the Internet is bad for us that finds people are more likely to remember where they found info as opposed to what information...
Posted In: Google, Health, Internet, memory, Science

Robots AND pirates together in one blog item

Jul 14, 2011
It's tough to do your job if it entails sailing to the Indian Ocean for research. That's what climate scientists found out while trying to conduct...
Posted In: pirates, robots, Science

DNA goes DIY

Jul 8, 2011
Looking for an affordable way to research DNA? Well now a $512 model, brought to light thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, can be yours. The machine...
Posted In: dna, kickstarter, Science

Small island has big ambitions in space

Jul 8, 2011
The Isle of Man lies in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland. The tiny tax haven is drawing in companies involved in the space tourism industry.
Posted In: Science

The last shuttle for innovation

Jul 8, 2011
The space program's incubated hundreds of innovations from medicine to sports.
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Rare earth minerals may not be so rare

Jul 5, 2011
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier
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