Gig economy may not be the future of work

In May 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics were 10.6 million independent contractors (6.9 percent of total employment), 2.6 million on-call workers (1.7 percent of total employment), 1.4 million temporary help agency workers (0.9 percent of total employment), and 933,000 workers provided by contract firms (0.6 percent of total employment). The Labor Department said 10.1 …

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The Future of Work: Meeting the demands of digital – C2 Montreal

C2 Montreal has a workshop on “the Future of Work: Meeting the Demands of Digital”. The Workshop is with Box.com. Ian Phillipot, VP Box Canada David Majetic There were several exercises to start. 1. One person creating an object with toothpicks and styrofoam peanuts – two people describing them to another two people to recreate …

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Robot will finally automate sewing in the garment industry

A new robot by Sewbo could automate the feeding of fabric into sewing machines. Zornow has created a process by which a robotic arm guides chemically stiffened pieces of fabric through a commercial sewing machine. Sewbo has used an industrial robot to sew together a T-shirt, achieving the long-sought goal of automation for garment production. …

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Lightweight anti-concussion collar could prevent mild concussions in football players and other sports atheletes

Could a neck-worn device protect the brains of athletes and soldiers against traumatic injury? That’s the promise of technology that researchers are beginning to test in humans after several years of animal studies. The idea behind such a “collar,” which was originally inspired by studies of animals that tolerate repeated blows to the head, is …

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Progress to fast plasmonic chips with nanoscale optical components

Researches from the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at the MIPT Center of Nanoscale Optoelectronics have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer performance several tenfold. According to their article published in Optics Express, …

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Sandstone structures on Mars look like structures created by microbes on earth and are Evidence of life of Mars from 3.7 billion years ago

There may not be life on the surface of Mars at the present, this does not exclude the possibility that life may have thrived earlier on the Red Planet. The early history of Mars seems to have been very similar to that of Earth, especially with respect to the ancient hydrosphere. The sedimentary structures in …

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Hybrid Electric Planes now and the future vision

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing, have successfully tested the first aircraft to be powered by a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system, where an electric motor and petrol engine work together to drive the propeller. The demonstrator aircraft uses up to 30% less fuel than a comparable plane with a petrol-only engine. …

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Scientists create illusion of having three arms and the experience of being in someone elses body

Arvid Guterstam conducting an experiment. Brain scientists at Karolinska Institutet (sweden) have now shown that it is possible to make healthy volunteers experience having three arms at the same time. A related study at Karolinska is said to have resulted in people perceiving that their physical selves were located not in their own bodies, but …

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