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Million Robot Revolution Delayed—iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Hires More Humans

Terry Gou is CEO of electronics manufacturer Foxconn. He’s also a big proponent of replacing humans with robots in factories. Gou said Foxconn would replace human... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/12/14

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Artificial Spleen ‘Cleans’ Blood of Pathogens

In one of the gutsiest performances in sports history, NFL quarterback Chris Simms had to be carted off the field after taking several vicious hits from the defense... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/11/14

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This Week’s Awesome Stories from around the Web (Through Oct 11)

What’s the most fascinating, intriguing story you’ve read recently? The Hub team has put together our list of what we're reading from around the web this week. Did... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/10/14

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Last Chance to Contribute to Singularity University Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign

Time is running out to help make the upcoming Singularity University documentary, The University, as good as it can be. Last month, director Matt Rutherford announced a... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/9/14

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Navy’s Boat Drones Pack Hunt Like Wolves on Water

The US military is building a droid (er, drone) army. You’ve likely heard of flying drones—but the robot arms race won’t end there. The Navy recently demonstrated a... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/9/14

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Unlocking Big Data: Lessons Learned From The God Particle

It’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a symphony. It’s the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, the greatest physics find of the 21st century, turned into... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/8/14

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A Blood Test for Depression Moves Closer to Reality

With the recent and highly publicized death of actor Robin Williams, depression is once again making national headlines. And for good reason. Usually, the conversation... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/7/14

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New Artificial Materials Open Possibilities for Manned Space Exploration

Space exploration has many challenges, but one inconvenient fact in particular - the lack of oxygen in much of the universe - poses a real challenge to making offworld... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/6/14

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Elon Musk Is Right: Colonizing the Solar System Is Humankind’s Insurance Policy Against Extinction

Why blow billions of dollars on space exploration when billions of people are living in poverty here on Earth? You’ve likely heard the justifications. The space... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/5/14

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Cute Robot Searches Post-Apocalyptic Paris for Friends in Short Film “L3.0″

Dystopian visions of the future often explore post-apocalyptic scenarios where life on the surface is rare or extinct. If robots are commonplace when life were... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/4/14

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What We’re Reading This Week (Through Oct 4, 2014)

Here at Hub, we're thinking deeply about all the changes happening in the world, thanks to some great articles published this week wrestling with the implications... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/3/14

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Promising Method for Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Years Before Traditional Diagnosis

In cancer diagnosis, earlier is better—treatments are more effective and so survival is more likely too. Some forms, like skin or breast cancer, lend themselves to... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/2/14

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