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There are plans to build a robot highway for self-driving trucks
Popular Mechanics
While Google and Uber and who knows who else are all working on bringing self-driving cars to public streets, there's also different robo-car plan in the works. Why not just build a giant robot highway for 18-wheelers from Mexico to Canada? It actually could happen. The project is currently being considered by members of the Central North American Trade Corridor Association (CNATCA), and would consist of a robot-only corridor.
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Unleashing the power of technology to deliver psychotherapy
The Globe and Mail
The twenty-something with schizophrenia in a state of psychosis delivered by police to the hospital emergency room rightfully demands attention. But this is a world abounding in technology. Helping many of these patients — quickly and cost-effectively — may be as simple as turning on a computer or smartphone. Over the past few years, the research supporting tech-based psychotherapy has been steadily growing; in some studies, for mild and moderate cases, this approach works as well as face-to-face therapy.
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How new technology is changing health care
Metro
GPS shoes that track the whereabouts of the wearer is just one of many new technologies that is impacting the jobs of health care professionals. Trackable shoes could be especially useful to nursing homes, not only to help find lost patients, but because they can relay key information about a home's programs and services.
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NASA reveals the high tech tools it will send to Europa — on new mission to understand Jupiter's icy moon
The Mirror
In between planning missions to Mars, NASA also has its eye on Jupiter's smallest moon, Europa. The space agency has today outlined a set of high tech instruments that will be used for a new mission that will launch in the mid-2020s. The mission will perform 43 flybys of the distant moon and use the tools to examine Europa in detail.
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New tech keeps your smart phone charge for 30 per cent longer
Ohio State University
New technology developed at the Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 per cent longer on a single charge. The patented circuitry converts some of the radio signals emanating from a phone into direct current power, which then charges the phone's battery. This new technology can be built into a cell phone case, without adding more than a trivial amount of bulk and weight.
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How technology could improve life for farm workers
Slate Group
In 1977 the famed labor leader Cesar Chavez feared that an oncoming technological revolution would stand in the way of organizing farm workers. "No sooner than we will have (the union) built," he told his executive board, "than we're going to be faced with other forms of poverty... with mechanization." Rather than invest anymore in organizing workers, he preferred to "start taking over the land" and "solve the problem of machines by making the machines work for us."
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Disney is expanding its billion-dollar mobile technology to more parks
Business Insider
The mobile technology that helps Walt Disney theme park guests beat lines and pay for Mickey Mouse ears at the company's flagship resort in Florida will expand in some form to other Disney resorts, Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs said.
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Desalination: The quest to quench the world's thirst for water
The Guardian
The average Briton uses 150 litres of water a day; the average American gets through 570 litres of the stuff. The world is getting thirstier and the global demand for fresh water is rising by 640 billion litres a year. Population growth is one factor, not only the need for drinking water and sanitation but also the need to produce more food. Agriculture accounts for 70 per cent of water use.
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