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November 15, 2017
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Exoskeletons go to work at Ford
Exoskeletons go to work at Ford
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Ford is providing some physical stress relief for its workers with a test run of exoskeletons from Ekso. The vestlike devices are designed in particular to reduce strain from overhead and repetitive tasks, thus reducing the incidence of injuries.
Gizmodo Australia (11/13) 
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Startup says VR can teach manufacturing robots
Embodied Intelligence is a startup that aims to use virtual reality to train robots to learn faster in manufacturing settings. The idea is that humans will wear VR goggles to collect data for the robots to learn from.
MIT Technology Review online (free registration) (11/7) 
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NASA, Uber work together on flying drone taxis
Uber is working with NASA on the Uber Elevate flying taxi project. The ride-sharing company and NASA will work on a traffic management system for the drone passenger aircraft, with an expected testing date in 2020.
CNBC (11/8) 
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An 8-point plan for successful IIoT implementation
Businesses will invest more than $60 trillion in the industrial internet of things over the next 15 years, according to General Electric. Nick Ismail writes that effective IIoT implementation plans emphasize data security and communication protocol compatibility.
Information Age (11/10) 
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Cisco CTO discusses what causes IoT projects to fail
Seventy-five percent of internet of things projects are failing because companies are designing for one particular problem or system, said Cisco Chief Technology Officer Kevin Bloch. "Eventually, customers find themselves with multiple silos from multiple vendors that don't interoperate, are not cybersecure, use different protocols, and generate more complexity at greater cost," he said.
ZDNet (11/13) 
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Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
Trends in Education
Good pay possible without degree, report says
About 30 million of the 123 million workers in the US labor force don't have bachelor's degrees but are in "good-paying" jobs, according to a report from researchers at Georgetown University. In California, researchers found most of these jobs are in retail, manufacturing, health services, real estate, construction and financial services.
EdSource (11/12) 
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Employers get guarantee on graduates' skills
Employers get guarantee on graduates' skills
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Students who graduate from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology or other similar programs do so with skills guaranteed through a new "warranty" for prospective employers. The initiative, which takes effect next fall, guarantees that if students do not have proper skills they will be retrained for free.
Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.) (tiered subscription model) (11/8) 
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Fla. college builds $100 million driverless-vehicle test site
Cities in Florida are rapidly developing infrastructure that will help self-driving vehicles navigate safely and effectively. A $100 million test site is underway near Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, and another is planned at Kennedy Space Center.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/9) 
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Career Development
Sunk costs can keep you from quitting a bad job
Professionals can be reluctant to move on from a job because they feel doing so would waste the time and effort they've already put into the position, Leila Hock writes. It's useful to be aware of this concept -- referred to by economists as "sunk costs" -- because it can also apply in group projects and social situations.
The Muse (11/13) 
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Watch for these red flags during the hiring process
Certain warning signs can help you detect a bad working environment before you accept a job offer, Alison Green writes. If you found the hiring process to be chaotic or if managers say the company is "like a family," consider these indications of a potentially dysfunctional culture.
U.S. News & World Report (11/13) 
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