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  • Shakes hand; remembers names and previous conversation; soft skin; "looks you in the eye"
  • Happy or sad, depending on the conversation; can also be used as social companion
  • A million UK women studied; previous studies "simply confused cause and effect."
  • Life-threatening poor health can cause unhappiness; not unhappiness itself
  • NASA team: In "six separate tests, the engine generated up to 20,000 pounds of thrust"
  • 3-D printed breadboard engine made up of 75% of the parts needed to build a rocket engine
  • The robot "has two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall, and four wheels"
  • VertiGo "extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments"
  • 36 high-power electric ducted fans create "up to 272 horsepower and 430 lb (195 kg) of thrust"
  • 3 minute mode "for heavier riders;" top speed 20 km/h (12.5 mph); controlled via body or bluetooth
  • About 10% of patients have 2nd overdose. Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999
  • Most "initial overdose" prescriptions are coming from regular doctors, not illegal sources
  • 6 partnerships for research & drug development; universities, nonprofits, PH companies, Ancestry
  • Alphabets "Verily is focused on various diseases, Calico has a singular mission: Extending life."
  • CO2 bricks: carbon dioxide extracted from the air extracted and turned into inert carbonate
  • Hempcrete: hemp stalk mixed with a lime-based binder; lightweight, fireproof, waterproof
  • First time "original chains of Ebola transmission have been stopped in all three" countries
  • 2,536 deaths in Guinea, with "9,000 more losing their lives in Sierra Leona and Liberia"
  • More than one-third of all U.S. workers "have partaken in freelance work in the past year"
  • By 2020, freelancing jobs will make up 50% of the labor force; 43% of freelancers are millennials
  • Amazon doubled holiday viewing of 2014. Bezos: "We want to win an Oscar."
  • Netflix producing around 10 feature films per year, aiming for 30+ original series in 2016
  • Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit-card readers; 15% of church donations are in cash
  • Bills & coins represent 2% of Sweden’s economy compared to 7.7% in U.S., 10% in Euro area
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