Asbestos poses a major health risk for everyone who comes into contact with it, both directly and indirectly. (Courtesy OSHA Safety Manual)

EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing

On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. By Sydney Franklin Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of...
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Traditionally low-tech construction industry attracts $1.3 billion in venture capital

In a bid to digitize building trades, investors have already bet big on the transformative power of new startups By Patrick Sisson Move over meal deliveries and mobility startups: The construction industry has become a new focal point for venture capital funds and tech...
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The robot hand has been trained to manipulate objects with unprecedented dexterity

OpenAI creates Dactyl robot hand with “unprecedented” dexterity

Open AI — a non-profit started by Elon Musk — has found a way to programme a robot hand so that it can nimbly manipulate an object using human-like movements it has taught itself. Rima Sabina Aouf Open AI — a non-profit started by Elon Musk — has found a way to programme a robot...
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