Archive for April 4th, 2017

“[Between] 1990 and 2007, each industrial robot added per thousand workers reduced employment in America by nearly six workers.”

April 4, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21719761-probably-not-humans-have-lot-learn-equine-experience-will-robots

“[Vehicles] kill around 250m birds a year…[Controlling for body size, the] smaller a bird’s brain…the more likely it [will be so killed.]”

April 4, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21719776-new-evolutionary-pressure-may-be-work-avian-world-small-brained-birds

“[Sand] and gravel are the most extracted materials in the world…[They are] up to 85% by weight of everything mined globally each year.”

April 4, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21719797-thanks-booming-construction-activity-asia-sand-high-demand