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Peter Diamandis Shares His Views on Education in the 21st Century – Part 3: Exponential Technologies for Classrooms

November 29, 2016 – If you haven’t yet read Parts 1 and 2 of Peter Diamandis’ mindshare about how primary education needs to develop a new paradigm, please do so by ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: New Sick Plant App to Help Gardeners and Gardener Wannabes

November 14, 2016 – Before my wife and I downsized from a home in the suburbs of Toronto to a mid-town apartment I was an avid gardener. My rock garden in the front of the house ... Continue Reading →
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The Future of Democracies and Voting on the Eve of the U.S. Election

November 7, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans go to the polls. As much as the focus has been on the Donald Trump show and Hillary Clinton, Americans are voting for Congress, ... Continue Reading →
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Lasers Will Be The Method of Communication We Will Use to Connect to First Humans on Mars

November 2, 2016 – The Deep Space network deployed by NASA today uses radio frequency technology to send and receive data from spacecraft circling Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, ... Continue Reading →
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Last Friday I Couldn’t Tweet – Defending the Internet is Key to Our Future

October 27, 2016 – The Internet is technology’s great emancipator making knowledge ubiquitous. It along with mobile devices has forever changed the nature of communications. ... Continue Reading →
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Analysis of Spectral Signatures of Star Systems Shows a Small Fraction May Have Technological Civilizations

October 25, 2016 – In a paper to be published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific journal, Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier, Physics Department, Laval University in Quebec, ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphone App to Detect Asthma, Pneumonia, and Obstructive Respiratory Distress

October 24, 2016 – ResApp Health, an Australian company aimed at commercializing research from University of Queensland, with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Smartphones Meet Mobile Wireless Storage with iLuun Air

October 12, 2016 – Yesterday on Kickstarter, a company named iLuun launched its campaign to raise money to bring to market a wireless flash drive that can move data and images ... Continue Reading →
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Gizmos & Gadgets: Google Virtual Reality Just Got a Lot Better and Making the Technology a Whole Lot Cheaper

October 4, 2016 – Today Google revealed its latest foray into virtual reality, a successor to Cardboard in a headset it calls Daydream View. Priced at $79 U.S., the headset is ... Continue Reading →
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Can We Stop Runaway AI?

September 29, 2016 – For those who have concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to destroy humanity, the following may turn out to be good news. An organization ... Continue Reading →