Monday, 28 July 2014

Nanoleaf Bloom light bulb dims without dimmer switch

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Nanoleaf Bloom

An ultra-efficient light bulb that you can dim with a regular light switch has been invented by a trio of engineers from Toronto.


Inuit Cirumpolar Council highlights environmental concerns

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Delegates say they support the economic benefits of resource development, but worry the North would not be able to respond quickly to disasters, such as an oil spill.


Vancouver Aquarium whales program debate continues at Park Board

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Vancouver Aquarium protester

About 80 members of the public will voice their thoughts on the Vancouver Aquarium's captive whales and dolphins this evening at another special meeting convened by the Vancouver Park Board.


Fracking gets U.K. approval in effort to go 'all out for shale'

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Britain Fracking

Britain has begun to accept bids for licences to explore for shale gas in more than half the country, three years after putting a stop to hydraulic fracturing because of the fracking technique's links to earth tremors.


Xplornet pledges fast internet for rural, remote areas

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Xplornet Communications Inc. is promising internet download speeds of up to 25 megabits per second for rural and remote areas of Canada by 2017.


Amazon launches 3D printed products store

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Amazon 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon.com will start offering customized 3D-printed products ranging from pendants to bobblehead figurines.


Vancouver high school students place 2nd at RoboCup soccer competition

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



APTOPIX Germany Robocup

A team of Vancouver high school students came in second place at an international robotic soccer competition held in Brazil.


Live-tweeting court helps followers learn: St. FX study

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Live tweeting trials seem to enhance people's engagement and understanding of court proceedings , according to the preliminary results of a study examining Twitter coverage in the courtroom inspired by the Chris Falconer murder trial in Pictou County, N.S.


Ross Lockwood returns to Earth after 4 months on (simulated) Mars

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Ross Lockwood on Mauna Loa HI-SEAS Mars simulation

An Okanagan-born scientist is enjoying fresh air and real food again for the first time in four months.


Aviation safety by the numbers

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Malaysian Airlines MH17 Candlelight vigil

2014 has already broken the improving aviation safety pattern of recent years. The death toll so far this year already surpasses the number for each of the three previous years. Here's a quick look at aviation safety by the numbers.


Webcam captures 100 sea turtles hatching

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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A 'turtle webcam' in Florida has recorded the hatching of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles.


Massive 22-kilogram cod caught off Notre Dame Bay

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Gargantuan 49 pound cod

An astounding photograph of a giant cod caught in Notre Dame Bay, N.L., this week has captured the public's attention in a big way.


Mustard to battle against wireworms

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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As wireworms spread across P.E.I., costing potato growers millions of dollars by damaging crops, farmers are turning to a new rotation crop for the fight.


'We're not the Jetsons yet': Volvo's 'world first' safety features next step in a smarter car

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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'World-first' road sensors in the newest Volvos could eventually make car travel much safer, but probably only if every other automaker follows suit.


Biological inventory first step for new park

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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The Island Nature Trust is doing an inventory of all the species of plants and animals in P.E.I.'s first wilderness park.