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Robot Restaurant in Eastern China.

Located in Kunshan, eastern China, the restaurant relies on over a dozen machines for tasks such as greeting customers, waiting on tables and cooking basic meals. The eatery becomes the third café in the world to rely on the use of robot employees, potentially giving a glimpse into how future businesses could operate. Speaking to a local newspaper, owner Song Jugang explained that the robots cost around £4000 (≈6600 USD) (1876 KWD) – the same as the yearly pay for a human employee. There are drawbacks to using the robots which is why Mr Jugang still relies on humans, hiring a handful to work in the kitchen and cook dishes too complex for their mechanical countrparts. The futuristic machines have a limited vocabulary and take two hours to charge enough to complete a five hour shift but give an insight into how far robot technology has come.

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot carrying food to customers in a restaurant in Kunshan. It’s more teatime than Terminator – a restaurant in China is electrifying customers by using more than a dozen robots to cook and deliver food. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot carries food to a table of hungry customers. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)


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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot “cooking” vegetables in a kitchen of a restaurant in Kunshan. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot, carrying food to the customers in the robot restaurant in Kunshan. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows a robot serving a family the food they ordered. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows two robots line up as they prepare to serve customers. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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This photo taken on August 13, 2014, shows three of the robots working as a team. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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Earth from Space. الأرض من الفضاء

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نهر الأمازون

This is the Amazon River in the heart of northern Brazil’s rainforest. Vegetation has been coloured with shades of pink – the darker the colour, the denser the vegetation. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

This is the Okavango River Delta in Botswana. The purple mass in the center is Chief’s Island. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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.الغيوم تكتسح بحر الشمال

.الدنمارك تقع في الزاوية اليمين السفلي و النرويج في الأعلى

Clouds sweep across the North Sea in this image from Envistat. Denmark is on the lower right corner and Norway is in the upper center. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صورة من شمال الصين

This photo of Northern China shows the Yellow River flowing into the Yellow Sea. Beijing and Tanjing are shaded circles in the top-center part of the photo. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر الميسيسسيبي

This is the Mississippi River Delta, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Vegetation is coloured pink and sediment is bright blue and green. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الهضبة الوسطى في تركيا

This is a central plateau in Anatolia, Turkey. Turkey’s second-largest lake, Lake Tuz, is on the right. During the summer, the lake water recedes to reveal a thick layer of salt. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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منطقة كيمبرلي في المنطقة الغربية في أستراليا

This is Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. On the lower left are the Rowley Shoals coral reefs and on the upper-right is Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest artificial lake. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الدائرة القطبية

This image of the Arctic Circle was taken by Envistat a month before the ESA lost contact. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago is on the left and mainland Russia is on the right. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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جبال فيرونغا في رواندا

These are the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda, a dangerous chain of active volcanoes. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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نهر أوكافانغو

The Okavango River runs from Angola to Botswana. Here it marks the border between Namibia and Angola. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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صفائح جليدية في جرينلاند

These are the ice sheets of Greenland, the largest island in the world. The white dots at the bottom of the image are icebergs. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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الأراضي الزراعية جنوب شرق ولاية واشنطن

This is the rolling farmland of southeastern Washington state. The swirling patterns are created by plows. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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 الكثبان الرملية في صحراء ناميب

These are the dunes of the Namib Desert, taken by Korea’s Kompstat-2 satellite. The blue and white area is the dried riverbed of the Tsauchab river. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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البحيرات المائية في كويبيك

The Clearwater Lakes in Quebec are not actually two separate lakes, but a single body of water over two depressions, created by meteorite impacts over 200 million years ago. (Photo by The European Space Agency)

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7 Shocking Stats & Trends About The Internet.

If you are involved in an Internet business, or just curious about where the Internet is heading, this infographic will interest you.

If you’re involved in a startup, it’s important to analyze major trends that are likely to make an impact in the next few years. For example, you could look for the emerging tech that might give you a strategic business advantage if you’re an early adopter.

So here you go, we present to you our latest infographic — Seven Shocking Stats & Trends about the Internet.

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7 Shocking Stats & Trends About the Internet Infographic

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It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?

It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?
 It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?
 It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?

You may think you are looking at photos of Paris but you are really looking at photos of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. This area is often called “Chinese Paris” and is a residential area built in 2007 to attract the country’s wealthier people. The town has only 2000 people living there as most people cannot afford the steep housing prices.

It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?

 It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?
 It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?
 It Looks Like Paris But Is It Really?

 

Ring of Life – The Amazing Metal Structure In Fushun China.

The Ring of Life is a 515-foot (approximately 157 meters) landmark built in the city of Fushun, China.
The landmark is built with an observation deck accessible by elevator, as well as 12,000 LED lights. Having abandoned local entertainment projects due to the small local population, urban planners settled on building a sightseeing landmark instead in order to attract a tourist industry to the region. The structure uses approximately 3,000 tons of steel and cost an estimated $16M U.S. dollars.
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