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World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

By Kim Bussing on August 27, 2015
World's First Robot-Staffed Hotel Is Open For Business in Japan

The Japanese have always been at the forefront at deploying robots to perform jobs that are traditionally done by humans. Over the past year, humanoid robots have been seen helping customers at Mitsubishi Bank, selling Nestle's espresso machines and even filling in for human science communicators at museums. Hence, it is not surprising to hear that the country is now home to a hotel that is staffed almost entirely by the Androids!

Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

By Meera Dolasia on August 24, 2015
Video Of The Week - Chinese Artist Lights Up The Skies With 500-Meter Fireworks Ladder

In the wee hours of June 15, the audience gathered at the Huily Island Harbour in Quanzhou, China, watched in awe as a giant balloon filled with 6,200 cubic meters of helium slowly made its way up. Attached to it was a 500-meter (1,640-feet) wire ladder. This of course was no ordinary ladder, but an art installation created by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All

By June Liu on August 24, 2015
Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All

For those living in developed countries, life without Internet connectivity is almost unimaginable. However, about 4 billion people across the world still have sketchy or no access to the massive networking structure that has transformed the world into a global village. But if social networking powerhouse Facebook and search giant Google have their way, that will soon be a thing of the past.

World's Oldest Known Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore After 108 Years

By Meera Dolasia on August 22, 2015
World's Oldest Known Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore After 108 Years

Earlier this year, Marianne Winkler, a retired postal worker and her husband were vacationing on the North Sea island of Amrum, Germany, when they stumbled upon a bottle with a message inside! And it was no ordinary letter either, but one written by an Edwardian British scientist studying undersea currents.

Breakthrough Ebola Vaccine Provides Hope for West Africa

By Kendall Costello on August 17, 2015
Breakthrough Ebola Vaccine Provides Hope for West Africa

Ebola has been on the public health radar for quite some time. However, the most recent epidemic, the deadliest since the disease was identified in 1976, has brought the aggressively contagious viral illness to the forefront. Researchers from all over the world have been frantically trying to find a cure. Now there appears to be a breakthrough in the form of a safe vaccine that in initial trials has proven to be extremely effective in eliminating the risk of contracting the dreaded disease.

Does Unconditional Basic Income Create A More Productive Society? Some Dutch Cities Are About To Find Out!

By Meera Dolasia on August 16, 2015
Does Unconditional Basic Income Create A More Productive Society? Some Dutch Cities Are About To Find Out!

In June, the City Council of Utrecht in The Netherlands announced that starting January 2016, a few lucky residents will receive a monthly stipend to cover their basic needs with no strings attached. That means that the recipients will have to do nothing in return and can spend the rest of their days lounging by a pool if they so wish.

This Tiny Iron Fish May Help Prevent Global Anemia

By Kim Bussing on August 13, 2015
This Tiny Iron Fish May Help Prevent Global Anemia

Anemia, a condition where the body is not producing enough healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen to the tissues is a common ailment. Caused by a diet that is deficient in iron, its symptoms range from fatigue and dizziness to weakened cognitive ability and stunted development in children.

Video Of The Week - Climate Portal Allows Travelers To Experience Worldwide Weather

By Meera Dolasia on August 10, 2015
Video Of The Week - Climate Portal Allows Travelers To Experience Worldwide Weather

Can't decide between vacationing in the hot and arid deserts of Dubai or the freezing Arctic tundra? Then you may want to head to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport where an innovative climate portal allows travelers to experience worldwide weather with just a touch of a button.

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