Have you ever dreamed of having a robot cook your meals all day, everyday? You wouldn’t be alone, as Americans have wanted robot cooks (“kitchen computers”) since the 20th century. The first kitchen computer was marketed in 1969, but it couldn’t cook meals; it was a glorified recipe book. But this dream may be realized soon; in January, Moley Robotics unveiled the world’s first fully robotic kitchen that cooks, cleans, and learns your meal preferences.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here