Millions of people injure themselves each year lifting physically demanding things, with (insert absurd number here) of dollars in lost productivity, etc., etc.
Okay, enough of that, here is the fun part: Some day a cute 105 pound nurse may be able to lift your fat keester into a hospital bed after you injure yourself lifting heavy things incorrectly, and you will be able to thank 'soft' robotics.(1) Which is another way of saying that she might be wearing a power vest that gives her super strength.
Cyber warfare, killer robots, biological pandemics due to mad scientists, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
has grown since the old days of just figuring out how to kill nuclear power.
In politics, all parties have their own 'fact-checking' and supposedly non-partisan organizations debunking each other, so they can't really be trusted. But in science true neutral fact-checking is actually possible.
Lost in all of the hype and hysteria and White House panels on how industry is killing bees is the last
indicator species that was being doomed by non-organic pesticides: frogs.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture has released its honey report for 2014
and found it's boom times for bees.
Hives increased again, another 4 percent, up to a whopping 2.74 million colonies, and honey production is up 19 percent. Yield per colony averaged 65.1 pounds, which is up 15 percent.
If there is a Beepocalypse
, the bees have not gotten the memo.