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Phone calls can be beamed right into your central nervous system

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Apple has upgraded next-generation cochlear implants to work with iPhones, allowing users to stream audio directly into the device
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Are You Ready for National Robotics Week?

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Celebrate robots by taking part in a National Robotics Week event
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1700 days ago
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Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on 'conversations' between calves and their mothers

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Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.
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1822 days ago
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Automation

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'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto-' meaning 'self-', and 'mating', meaning 'screwing'.
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2147 days ago
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Jadepearl
2141 days ago
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True, true, true.
USA! USA! USA!
Skotte
2145 days ago
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"Automation" is in my job title.
Rochester, Earth
jmoodie
2147 days ago
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I got to be pretty decent at spotting this curve while at UMB, and then avoiding it. But there is no doubt about its existence.
danatnr
2148 days ago
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Yes.
Ohio
yashimii
2150 days ago
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oh so true
linny
2150 days ago
it's really true.
claysmith
2151 days ago
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This is my weakness. I'll gladly write a script or macro to accomplish a repetitive task even though doing the task by hand would take half the time. Coincidently, this is why I use Vim, because it reduces the distance between manual and macro editing. Of course, it took me weeks to set up and learn to use Vim. That's time I'll likely never recoup.
Escondido, CA
devicenull
2152 days ago
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Too often true...
RTP, NC
lrwrp
2152 days ago
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So painfully true.
??, NC
Satri
2152 days ago
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Ah.. The things you own end up owning you...
Montreal, Canada
bsag
2152 days ago
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Horribly true. Been there, done that.
satadru
2152 days ago
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The multi-axial solution is to delegate your yak-shave. Alternately optimize using the "has somebody automated/done this in a good enough fashion" algorithm.
New York, NY
stefanetal
2152 days ago
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How the boss views most projects. And how I view his project proposals...
Northern Virginia
adamgurri
2152 days ago
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Yup
New York, NY
steingart
2152 days ago
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sigh, yes.
Princeton, NJ
JayM
2152 days ago
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Ha. :) For some folks this is definitely true!
Atlanta, GA
tomazed
2152 days ago
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Best definition of automating!
taglia
2152 days ago
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Best definition of automation I have ever seen...
Singapore
Jaryth000
2152 days ago
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Related comic: http://xkcd.com/1205/
Canada
amijangos
2152 days ago
My thought exactly, you have a threshold of how much time to invest
oliverzip
2152 days ago
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Explaining the productivity paradox.
Sydney, Balmain, Hornsby.
traggett
2152 days ago
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Title text: 'Automating' comes from the roots 'auto' meaning 'self-', and 'mating' meaning 'screwing'.
Hong Kong

Learning cursive in the first grade helps students

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By 2014, 45 American states will stop teaching cursive writing in favour of keyboard proficiency. In Québec, there are no plans for the moment to abandon this type of writing.
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2280 days ago
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Inducing and augmenting labor may be associated with increased risk of autism

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Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to a large, retrospective analysis.
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wire_weaver
2312 days ago
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Yet another reason no to intervene in a pregnancy.
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