Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two
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Friday 25 June 2010
Saturday 19 June 2010
A fleet of robots is to carry out day-to-day tasks at an NHS hospital, it was revealed yesterday. The machines will be used to transport clinical waste and dirty linen, deliver food and dispense drugs at the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Stirlingshire.
Friday 18 June 2010
A fleet of robots is to carry out day-to-day tasks at an NHS hospital, it was revealed today.
Sunday 13 June 2010
Was 1982 a golden year? It was certainly an interesting one, with late Krautrock (Die Krupps' "Goldfinger", the opener here) meeting robotic white-boy funk, newly emergent hip-hop and dark and industrial techno-swamp weirdness.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Delon Armitage believes his chronic loss of form during the RBS 6 Nations was partly due to the welter of safety-first instructions issued by Martin Johnson and the England management.
Sunday 30 May 2010
This fast, fun superhero adventure has everything you might want from a cartoon about a robotic youngster who zooms through the skies above a floating future city.
Monday 17 May 2010
Flashing eyes, plastic pigtails and a tinny voice are not necessarily what a bride and groom look for in their wedding master of ceremonies, unless they work in Japan's robotic industry.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into a massive undersea oil leak yesterday. Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to thin the oil – which is rushing up from the seabed at a pace of about 210,000 gallons per day – after getting approval from the Environmental Protection Agency, a spokesman for BP said. The agency had halted two previous rounds of the dispersant to test its potential impact on the environment.
Friday 30 April 2010
Various items owned or desired by middle-aged Britons in a survey include laptops, iPods and games consoles.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
BP's soaring first-quarter financial results were overshadowed yesterday by concerns over the environmental fallout from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster which claimed 11 lives off the coast of Louisiana at the weekend.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Engineers from the British oil giant BP were yesterday racing to avert an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico as crude continued to leak at the site of the submerged oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded and collapsed a week ago.
Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Jason Bradbury, author of the Dot Robot series and presenter of The Gadget Show
Thursday 01 April 2010
Friday 26 March 2010
A book charting the frontier between handicrafts and geometry on Friday won Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title.
Wednesday 10 March 2010
Government employees who continued working during Monday's national strike claim they were told to pretend to be answering machines to cope with an overload of calls from the public.
Sunday 28 February 2010
The first week of my new game plan has not been an outstanding success but it has been far from a disaster. I'll even go so far as to say I'm encouraged.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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