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    This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through November 18)

    Original @ Singularity Hub ROBOTS Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It’s Full-Tilt Insane Matt Simon | Wired  “To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be able to do this. It’s extremely difficult to make a bipedal robot that can move effectively, much less kick off a tumbling routine.” TRANSPORTATION This Is the Tesla Semi Truck Zac Estrada | […] [...]

    MIT researchers collaborate with Lamborghini to develop an electric car of the future

    Original @ MIT News – Energy Research from the Dinca and Hart labs, paired with Lamborghini’s “hypercar” concept, will result in the Terzo Millenio, an electric sports car for the third millennium. [...]

    Tesla’s all-electric semi truck aims to disrupt transport

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories After shaking up the auto world with its electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in “green” transportation with the unveiling of a futuristic all-electric semi truck. [...]

    The Surprising Ways Social Media Is Making Us Healthier

    Original @ Singularity Hub When you go to the doctor or the hospital and get your vitals checked, it’s safe to assume they’re recorded and processed as data. The same goes for your weight, imaging procedures like X-rays or MRIs, and any other routine or non-routine tests you undergo—it’s all part of the bigger picture of your health, and […] [...]

    Migration, Drug Activity Spiked While Coast Guard Worked Hurricanes

    Original @ Defensetech With three hurricanes in fast succession this fall pushing Coast Guard responders and relief assets to their limits, bad actors have taken advantage, the commandant… [...]

    Nearly every job is becoming more digital — Brookings study

    Original @ KurzweilAI » News Digital technology is disrupting the American workforce, but in vastly uneven ways, according to a new analysis of 545 occupations in a report published today by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report, “Digitalization and the American workforce,” provides a detailed analysis of changes since 2001 in the digital content of 545 occupations that represent 90 [...] [...]

    This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through November 11)

    Original @ Singularity Hub QUANTUM COMPUTING IBM Raises the Bar With a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “50 qubits is a significant landmark in progress toward practical quantum computers. Other systems built so far have had limited capabilities and could perform only calculations that could also be done on a conventional supercomputer. A 50-qubit machine can […] [...]

    Researcher discusses economic innovation for an aging population

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The populations of many developed countries are aging markedly, due to a suite of medical, social, and economic changes. Will this notable demographic trend force us to change our image of the older adults and regard them as a more vital force in socie… [...]

    Faculty additions and promotions at the School of Architecture and Planning

    Original @ MIT News – Architecture Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design. [...]

    3Q: Robert Armstrong on 10 years of energy research at MIT

    Original @ MIT News – Energy MIT Energy Initiative Director Robert Armstrong shares perspectives on past successes and ongoing and future energy projects at the Institute. [...]