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Article archive for February, 2018

  • February 28th, 2018

    Grocery Robot: Glimpse into the Future

    Tweet AI isn’t  just the wave of the future: it’s also our present. We’re automating some jobs right out of existence: Robot waiters now take orders and process payments at Pizza Hut; Wendy’s replaced their lowest-paid workers with robots; Budweiser just made the world’s first autonomous truck delivery; Walmart replaced 7000 accounting jobs with robots. True, [...]

  • February 21st, 2018

    Snooze You Lose? Not Anymore.

    Tweet Long-haul trucking can be a tough gig. Drivers need to be mindful of their cargo and their rig. They face days of bad coffee and lonely nights. Highway hypnosis is common. What if an experienced trucker starts to nod off behind the wheel? SafeCap to the rescue. In our technological age, a typical trucker [...]

  • February 7th, 2018

    Hazardous Adsorbents, Part 3: Corn Cob

    Tweet Everybody loves corn on the cob. It’s a staple of summer picnics. What could be better? Corn on the cob is delicious. But corn cob, used as an adsorbent, is hazardous. For one, it’s biodegradable, which means it will break down and release whatever it has absorbed back into the environment — the worst [...]