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Officials: New technology could put an end to drunken driving
Driving.ca
A technological breakthrough that could virtually eliminate the drunken driving that kills 10,000 Americans each year was announced recently by federal officials, who said it could begin appearing in cars in five years. The new equipment won't require a driver to blow into a tube, as with the interlock devices some states require after drunken-driving convictions.
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NASA vows to get it right after parachute fails again in Mars test run
CBC News
A parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said recently. The parachute appeared to rupture after it deployed, said Steve Jurcyzk, the associate administrator for the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate. The agency will study why that happened and make changes to develop a parachute that won't fail, he said.
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Has today's technology left voicemail in its dust?
Toronto Star
Is it time to hang up on voicemail? Some big U.S. companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Coca-Cola, are doing away with the phone messaging systems, partly as a cost-savings measure and partly for efficiency's sake. After all, who wants to spend the day playing phone tag, when there are so many ways to reach a person — email, texting, instant messaging or Skype?
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New smart-building technology to take pulse of Telus Tower
The Globe and Mail
In the ever-changing world of commercial building technology, the Telus Tower in Toronto's south financial core has achieved a Canadian first. The 30-storey smart building, owned by Menkes Developments, will become the first north of the U.S. border to employ a LEED Dynamic plaque. It will be installed by U.S. technology firm Honeywell Building Solutions with the support of the United States Green Building Council and Canada Green Building Council.
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Spring Loaded aims to bring bionic knee technology to the masses
CBC News
A team of entrepreneurs in Dartmouth, N.S., have spent the past three years trying to perfect an innovative knee brace that could change the way many people get around. Now they need help to complete the project. Chris Cowper-Smith, CEO Spring Loaded Technology, and his team are working on a product to change the quality of life for people who suffer from knee issues.
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Is Apple's 'contactless payment technology' moving the world closer to a global cashless society?
Global Research
This summer, Apple is set to introduce its "contactless payment technology" Apple Pay to Britain, shortly after a secret meeting was reported to have taken place in London to "end cash." The iPhone is already fitted with a wireless microchip which can be used to pay in a similar manner to contactless cards, with The Telegraph suggesting Apple Pay could be rolled out in the U.K. later this summer.
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Coca-Cola bottle made from plants
Food World News
Beverage company Coca-Cola has revealed 'PlantBottle,' its first PET bottle made completely from plant materials. They showcased the new products at the Expo Milano, an annual food technology conference. The Polyethylene Terephthalate plastic bottle is made from sugarcane and sugar manufacturing waste. The materials used in creating the PET bottles are alternatives to the usual fossil fuels and non-renewable materials.
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This smart oven bakes perfect cookies without your help
Wired
It tends to smell good inside June headquarters, a four-story, green and gold San Francisco townhouse. The real office is the kitchen, where the 22-person team has spent the last year developing what it calls "The June Intelligent Oven," a $1,495 connected appliance that will quite literally cook your food for you.
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