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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 3 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Doig painting of Toronto's DVP tunnels sets a record at Sotheby's

Millions of commuters in Toronto drive by it every day, but something about the rainbow tunnel off the Don Valley Parkway, caught artist Peter Doig's eye.

Now the painting, called 'Country-rock (wing-mirror), has set a record for its artist and will be enjoyed by the buyer, who bid by telephone on Monday, and paid $15.5 million ...

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Authorities inquire into Facebook experiment

Canadian,  British, and French privacy authorities are looking into a Facebook experiment on its users. Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner has, in the past, worked with Facebook to improve users’ privacy, and says it will seek more information about this particular case.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg issued an apology Wednesday, after news broke that it had run ...

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"Greener" nano-scale computing is on the horizon

Transistor technology is basic to all computing devices, but it is reaching its limits in terms of performance and miniaturization, according to  Robert Wolkow (PhD) in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and principle researcher at the National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT)

Professor Wolkow led a  team of researchers who have created a "transistor"or semi-conductor ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Go Genie Go!

Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal, Quebec, made Canadian sports history today as the first woman to make it to the Ladies' Singles final in tennis at Wimbledon.

The No. 13 seed, Bouchard played 3rd seed Simona Halep of Romania in a closely matched contest.  But Genie managed to dominate on the grass, 7-6 (5), 6-2 

I ...

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Lac Megantic tragic anniversary approaches

Lac Megantic will be in the national spotlight once again, as the lakeside Quebec town prepares to mark the first anniversary of the train derailment that changed the resident's lives.

47 people died when a runaway freight train, with 74 cars of Bakken formation crude oil, crashed into the middle of town. The resulting inferno destroyed 30 buildings and ...

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Sights, sounds, thrills overload- the Calgary Stampede

It’s billed as the greatest annual outdoor show on earth.

Cowboy skills and western life are still the main theme with big prizes attracting the op professional cowboy competitors from around the world, but the Stampeded bills itself as having something ...

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Electronic devices waste huge amounts of energy

The world’s 14 billion online electronic devices are wasting huge amounts of energy because of inefficient technology, and that needs to change, says the International Energy Agency. Officials from Canada, the U.S. and Europe are considering imposing mandatory standards or voluntary measures to get manufacturers to improve their devices’ energy efficiency.

The problems is that when devices ...

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Tough to stop tuberculosis in Canada, say experts

Canada will have difficulty meeting the World Health Organization’s goal of wiping out tuberculosis in wealthy countries, say health officials. The United Nations organization wants rich countries which have low rates of infection to reduce them and set the example for poorer countries of Africa and Asia where the lung disease still affects many.

Infections ...

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Western Canada crops threatened by flooding.

After a deluge across Canada’s western prairie provinces, water flowing downstream continues to flood new areas.


Map showing the number of road closures across many hundreds of kilometres in provinces in these two western provinces. Damage is extimated to be in ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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