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This Exoskeleton Rig Makes Factory Workers 10 Times Stronger

Folks in manufacturing jobs are subject to labour that can literally be back-breaking. But this exoskeleton prototype — one of the first designed specifically for industrial work — could make objects with exhausting heaviness feel up to 10 times lighter.


Jobs That Humans Will Never Do Again, As Long As We Have Robots

Robots are entering the workforce. Some will work alongside you. Others, sadly, will put you out of work. The question is, which jobs are actually on the chopping block?


Will A Robot Steal Your Job Tomorrow? Take Our Quiz!

Will a robot steal your job in the future? NPR has a new tool to check the probability that you’ll be replaced by a robot in 20 years. But 20 years is so far away. What about tomorrow? Like, literally tomorrow. We’ve come up with our own quiz to answer just that.


The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs In The US Aren't What You'd Expect

When we think of dangerous jobs, most of us think about firefighters or ice road truckers. But Bloomberg crunched the US Department of Labour’s newly-released stats and came up with a few disturbing and surprising facts about who really has the most dangerous gig.


Uber Wants To Create 20,000 Jobs In The Australian Economy, But What Sort Of Jobs Are They?

If you’re a subscriber to Uber in Australia, you received a curious email yesterday. “Uber creating 20,000 new jobs in Australia in 2015″ was the subject, and the crux of the missive was to tell subscribers that despite what they may have heard from incumbent operators, Uber is doing good things for the economy. So what are these 20,000 new jobs Uber wants to create in Australia, and can it pull it off? The devil, as always, is in the detail.


Seth Rogen Is Woz

Variety is reporting that Seth Rogen has the part as Woz in Jobs, the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic of the Apple icon. Christian Bale has been cast in the role as the main man Steve, and this new addition… is surprising.


US Job Applicants Admit More To A Computer Avatar, Says Government Study

Researchers at the National Center for Credibility Advancement, the US military’s “premiere educational centre for polygraph and other credibility assessment technologies and techniques,” studied whether potential government job applicants would admit more to a computer-generated avatar versus self-reporting on a paper or computer questionnaire. They created a talking head avatar and gave it an automated dialogue tree of questions.


What It's Like To Taste Frozen Food For A Living

Understandably, there is some point in life where getting paid to stuff your face with french fries might sound like a desirable thing. For most people, this point quickly passes. A former professional frozen food taster tells all in a gross and engrossing interview at The Billfold.


Steve Wozniak Tells Us He Can't Pick An Actor To Play Him -- Can You Help?

There are rumours that Christian Bale would play Steve Jobs in the good Jobs movie — written by Aaron Sorkin. But who can play the awesome Steve Wozniak? He’s one of my personal heroes and I’m having a hard time imagining it. So I asked him about his opinion. Here’s his reply:


CSIRO Braces For Massive Staff Cuts

Australia’s peak science body is facing a swathe of staff cutbacks in the coming months, with hundreds of scientific support staff, ancillary teams and senior managers heading for the chop in a bid to save cash.


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