Technology and Science

With these glasses, a legally blind teen can see — and shoot 3s with the Harlem Globetrotters

An Ontario teen who is legally blind not only got to hang out with a couple of Harlem Globetrotters recently — he was able to actually see them, thanks to technology from a Toronto startup. Ethan LaCroix, 13, has been nearly 75 per cent blind his whole life because of a rare disease called Leber congenital amaurosis. But when he wears eSight eyewear, the Brantford, ...

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Your internet provider can’t pick which apps and services count against your data cap, says CRTC

Internet service providers in Canada should not be able to exempt certain types of content, such as streaming music or video, from counting toward a person’s data cap, according to a new ruling by the country’s telecommunications regulator. The move is a win for proponents of a principle known as net neutrality, under which carriers treat all content equally and do not privilege ...

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China launches 1st cargo spacecraft destined for its space station

China on Thursday launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country’s space station, marking further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program. The Tianzhou 1 blasted off at 7:41 p.m. atop a latest-generation Long March 7 rocket from China’s newest spacecraft launch site, Wenchang, on the island province of Hainan. Minutes later, as the ...

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Scientists create fluid that seems to defy physics

Imagine something that reacts totally opposite to the way it should. That’s what scientists at Washington State University have created, and it could help them better understand our universe. When we push on an object, we know intuitively that — adhering to Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion — it will move away. But imagine taking your child to the park, putting him ...

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Bose faces lawsuit over allegations its headphones spy on users

Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to stop Bose’s “wholesale disregard” for the ...

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CRTC rules today on video, music streaming services and data plans

Some companies allow users to stream from certain services without counting against data plan The Canadian Press Posted: Apr 20, 2017 8:33 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 8:33 AM ET Canada’s telecommunications watchdog is set to release a decision today that could change whether all video and music streaming services count towards customers’ cellular data plans. Last fall, ...

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American, Russian en route to joining Space Station crew

NASA’s Jack Fischer, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin will join with existing 3-person team The Associated Press Posted: Apr 20, 2017 3:58 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 3:58 AM ET Related Stories A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. NASA’s ...

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Man hunts for lost shipwrecks using NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper’s ‘treasure map from space’

Thursday April 20, 2017 more stories from this episode Darrell Miklos is a professional treasure hunter on the adventure of a lifetime. Miklos is travelling the world to track down long-lost shipwrecks using a treasure map that his friend — the late NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper — began to put together while he was orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft in 1963.  ...

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Newly discovered exoplanet best place to search for life, astronomers say

About 40 light-years from Earth, a small but massive rocky world orbits a cool, red star. It’s here, researchers say, where we might find the best chance in our search for life. The planet is LHS 1140b — a “super-Earth” only about 1.4 times the size of our planet, but with about 6.6 times its mass —  that circles its star ...

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Facebook reviewing reporting practices after killing posted online

The posting of a video showing a 74-year-old man’s shooting death on Facebook is raising questions about whether social media sites and their users have a role to play in preventing real-world violence from finding an audience online.    On Sunday, a Cleveland, Ohio, man claiming to be angry at a former girlfriend, shot and killed Robert Godwin Sr. The shooter, ...

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