News tagged with canada

Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometers across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans.

dateAug 02, 2014 in Robotics
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Canada uses drones to drive away geese

Canada's capital has ordered drone strikes to rid a popular Ottawa beach of pesky geese that dirty the waters with fecal matter, demonstrating on Wednesday how it works.

dateAug 22, 2013 in Other
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Canada's closure of science libraries riles researchers

Canada's closure of science libraries containing a vast repository of environmental data dating back more than a century has researchers worried that valuable books and reference materials are being lost in the name of cost-cutting.

dateJan 11, 2014 in Other
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Lost smartphones mined by finders: Symantec

Lost smartphones are likely to be mined for valuable information by strangers who find them, according to the results of a sting operation conducted by computer security firm Symantec.

dateMar 12, 2012 in Other
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