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Start-up city: The high-tech fever reshaping Kitchener-Waterloo
Globe and Mail
As BlackBerry fades to a shadow of its former self, a new generation of entrepreneurs is rising out of the Waterloo region. At its centre is an indispensable institution, talented inventors and a dedicated group of community leaders co-operating to support the hub's ambition to become a world-class technology centre.
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Technology is advancing health care for Manitoba stroke patients
CBC News
Health care for stroke patients in Manitoba is making leaps and bounds with the advancement of hospital technology that is slowly becoming available to rural parts of the province. When a person dials 911 and presents with stroke symptoms, Manitoba's emergency responders are trained to direct those patients to the nearest hospital that is able to offer what Manitoba Health calls "hyper-acute stroke services," a spokesperson for Manitoba Health told CBC.
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Is facial recognition technology the future?
Huffington Post
A decade ago, social media was just beginning to bloom and people were only sharing their photos and thoughts with handfuls of trusted family and friends. Ten years later, social media dominates our lives and sharing every moment through photos snapped instantly from the mobile phones that never leave our hands and text updates pushed simultaneously to our Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr feeds has become not only common but expected.
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Smart Cap could sense spoiled food
The Star Online
The possibilities of 3D-printing technology are being furthered with the development of a wireless "smart cap" that fits onto a milk carton and uses embedded sensors to detect signs of spoilage. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, together with colleagues at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University, have been working to expand the possibilities of 3D-printing technology, with the smart cap their latest step.
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Ford's smart lighting technology spots potential hazards
Gizmag
There are some incredible technological strides being made to improve road safety, but the key to avoiding accidents remains the same: Seeing what's ahead. Unfortunately, avoiding potentially dangerous situations before they pose a threat can be difficult on well sighted roads during the day, let alone at unlit junctions after the sun sets.
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Perovskite solar technology shows quick energy returns
Phys.org
Solar panels are an investment — not only in terms of money, but also energy. It takes energy to mine, process and purify raw materials, and then to manufacture and install the final product. Silicon-based panels, which dominate the market for solar power, usually need about two years to return this energy investment.
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Michigan aims to lead the world in autonomous driving technology
CTV News
The University of Michigan has formally opened a 32-acre playground especially for the development of self-driving and connected cars. Called Mcity it is the world's first environment of its kind dedicated to the development of the technologies that will make self-driving cars a real-world reality, and is a partnership between the university and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
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SFO improves international arrivals experience with mobile technology
FTN News
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the first authorized mobile app to expedite a traveler's arrival into the United States, allowing eligible travelers to bypass a traditional queue by submitting their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP via smartphone and/or tablet prior to arrival.
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France and the United States lead the food tech revolution
France 24
While Silicon Valley cooks up eggless mayonnaise and salt without sodium, French entrepreneurs are doing away with supermarkets. Despite traditionally opposing approaches to food, the U.S. and France are allied in a quest to modernise the way we eat.
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New Smithsonian exhibit takes high-tech look at aerospace innovation
CTV News
With space shuttles now housed in history museums, innovators in aerospace are thinking of newer, better ways humans could reach space. One idea: What about a space elevator? This real idea is one simulation that's part of a new high-tech interactive exhibition about the future of flight opening at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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