Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Moose spit fights toxic fungus in plants

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Moose in Algonquin Park

Researchers at York University have discovered that moose saliva may help the animal control a potential dangerous toxin found in the grass they frequently eat.


Alberta family gets beavers to do its landscaping

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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After years of trying unsuccessfully to build a pond on their property, an Alberta family decided to call in some experts – beavers.


'Optical fibre' made out of thin air

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Air waveguide

Scientists say they have turned thin air into an 'optical fibre' that can transmit and amplify light signals without the need for any cables.


More than 1,000 StubHub accounts targeted by international cybercrime ring

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.


Black bear breaks into elderly woman's home in North Vancouver

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Grizzly bear and cub

A B.C. woman got a shock on Tuesday when she discovered a black bear in her kitchen - the latest in a string of unusual encounters between humans and bears in British Columbia.


Parks Canada clothing brands the Canadian wilderness

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Parks Canada has launched a premium line of clothing that it hopes will speak to visitors about their memories of Gros Morne or Banff National Park and help a little with the bottom line.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bob McDonald, the asteroid, flies through space

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Bob Mcdonald headshot

Bob McDonald is now flying through space, between Mars and Jupiter — Bob McDonald the newly named asteroid, that is.


Argentina zoo rejects moving polar bear to Winnipeg

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by hundreds of thousands of people asking that he be moved to Canada.


Apple's new iPhone 6 expected to go bigger

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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More reports say Apple will soon release the next generation of its smartphone — the iPhone 6, which is expected to have a larger screen.


Yahoo buys mobile ad placement firm Flurry

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Earns Yahoo

Yahoo Inc has announced it will buy mobile ad placement firm Flurry in an effort to beef up its share in mobile advertising.


Facebook lets users save items to browse later

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Facebook has a new bookmarking feature that will allow users to save links and pages from the social networking site, so they can look at them when they have more time.


Toyota Sienna minivan drivers can scream at kids using built-in mics

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Behind The Wheel 2014 Toyota Sienna

The latest version of Toyota's Sienna minivan has a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats.


'Like shooting Google Earth at high resolution': Search for Calgary family goes high tech

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Helicopter

The search for evidence into the disappearance of five-year-old Calgary boy Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents now involves more sophisticated technology — a specialized helicopter normally used in the oilfields.


Monday, 21 July 2014

Netflix passes 50 million member milestone in 2nd quarter

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



TV Orange Is The New Black

Netflix announced it has more than 50 million members in 40 countries worldwide as it released its second-quarter earnings today.


Beef's environmental costs are exceptionally high

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Interested in eating more sustainably? A new study compares the environmental impact of beef, dairy, pork, poultry and eggs.