Elon Musk won't be quitting Trump's Advisory Council anytime soon
Elon Musk has tweeted that he won't be quitting Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council. The Tesla CEO says he doesn’t agree with all of Trump’s policies, but he really wants to help the president “make humanity a multi-planet civilization.”
Factory swaps 90% of workers with robots, sees 250% rise in production
A Chinese factory that was run by 650 employees has seen the number of items it makes per person per month rise from 8,000 to 21,000. The factory now has only 60 human workers, who make sure the machines are running properly, and has a 90% robot staff.
Source: Monetary Watch
Reddit bans far-right groups altright and alternativeright
Reddit has banned two of the largest far-right “subreddits” groups it hosts, altright and alternativeright. The subreddits were banned for “doxing” (sharing private personal information without permission in order to encourage online harassment).
Source: The Guardian
Scientists might have discovered a way to reverse antibiotic resistance
Scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) believe they have discovered a molecule that combats an enzyme produced by bacteria called New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1), which is responsible for coding resistance along with several other genes.
Could robots help solve crisis in social care?
A £2m project has been launched to develop robots that will help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation. The robots will offer support with everyday tasks, like taking tablets, as well as offering companionship.
Second Life is back, and this time it's virtual
The company behind the virtual world Second Life hopes to convince people to enter its virtual world of Sansar. The game, which will be compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets and, less immersively, PC, will be available later this year.