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Trust In Humans And Robots: Economically Similar But Emotionally Different

Trust In Humans And Robots: Economically Similar But Emotionally Different

In research published in the Journal of Economic Psychology, scientists explore whether people trust robots as they do fellow humans. These interactions are important to understand because trust-based interactions with robots are increasingly common in the marketplace, workplace, on the road and in the home.…

Could 3D Printers Create the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators?

Could 3D Printers Create the Next Generation of Particle Accelerators?

SLAC scientists and collaborators are developing 3D copper printing techniques to build accelerator components. Imagine being able to manufacture complex devices whenever you want and wherever you are. It would create unforeseen possibilities even in the most remote locations, such as building spare parts or…

A New Study Takes The Pulse Of a Sleeping Supervolcano

A New Study Takes The Pulse Of a Sleeping Supervolcano

Under the volcanoes in the Andes where Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia meet, there is a gigantic reservoir of molten magma. For several million years, it has been there without fully solidifying or causing a supervolcanic eruption. Geologists have long wondered how this is possible. Researchers…

Shape-changing, Free-Roaming Soft Robot Created

Shape-changing, Free-Roaming Soft Robot Created

Advances in soft robotics could someday allow robots to work alongside humans, helping them lift heavy objects or carrying them out of danger. As a step toward that future, Stanford University researchers have developed a new kind of soft robot that, by borrowing features from…

Stabilizing Brain-computer Interfaces

Stabilizing Brain-computer Interfaces

New machine learning algorithm reduces need for brain-computer interfaces to undergo recalibration Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) have published research in Nature Biomedical Engineering that will drastically improve brain-computer interfaces and their ability to remain stabilized during use,…

South African Diamond Production Up 97%

South African Diamond Production Up 97%

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Diamond production in South Africa increased by 97% to 0.8-million carats as the final ore from the opencast Venetia mine in Limpopo is mined prior to transitioning to underground mining, Anglo American reported on Thursday. Venetia’s underground mine will extend operational life…

How To Become a Data Scientist Without Getting a Ph.D.

How To Become a Data Scientist Without Getting a Ph.D.

Data science is a growing specialty with plenty of opportunities. Read some insights from an industry expert on how to build a career in this promising field. Data science is a field offering plenty of diverse career path opportunities, and Glassdoor.com named it the number…

Newfound Alien Planet May Be Most Earth-like Yet

Newfound Alien Planet May Be Most Earth-like Yet

It’s not Earth 2.0, but scientists are getting closer. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft may be dead, but its discoveries keep rolling in. Scientists analyzing data gathered by Kepler, which NASA retired in November 2018, just found a hidden gem: an Earth-size world that may be…