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The Nature of Things The Nature of Invention

Behind every great invention is an inventor with a fascinating story. Broadcaster and author Britt Wray meets some of these creative minds to find out what inspires them and what makes them tick.
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2019

The National What you need to know if you e-transfer money

E-transfers are sent over a million times a day in Canada. Despite the popularity, an RBC customer says the money transferring system is not as safe as it advertises. She had $1,734 stolen during an e-transfer after a fraudster intercepted a transaction.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National Ottawa pushes electric vehicles, so why aren't drivers flocking to them?

Ottawa wants Canadian drivers to go green, offering new federal rebates to help pay for it. So why isn't everyone rushing out to take advantage of free money?
  • 2019
  • 00:05:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National Robot-assisted surgery brings precision, problems

Robot-assisted surgery is revolutionizing the medical industry, with the first such procedure performed in Canada earlier this year, but there are still concerns around the risks and the costs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2019

The National What will our jobs look like when employers go droid?

Robots are getting smarter, and the consequences are becoming harder to predict. Who loses their jobs? Which industries are vulnerable? Kim Brunhuber explores the robot revolution.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Using artificial intelligence to help you learn a new language

If you've ever tried learning a new language, you know how hard it is just to get the basics down, never mind holding a real conversation. A group of Toronto researchers is trying to change that by using a smartphone application with artificial intelligence that can even understand bad accents.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National Hydroponic farming looks to offer food stability across Canada

In the wake of yet another romaine lettuce E. coli scare, high-tech hydroponic urban farming is making a case for itself as a made-in-Canada solution for the contamination problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National Using concrete to trap greenhouse gases

Concrete is the second most used substance in the world after water, and research shows there's a huge environmental cost to making it. To tackle this problem, a Canadian company has come up with an ingenious way that traps the CO2 produced throughout its production within the concrete itself.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National How Belleville, Ont., is using technology to tackle transit troubles

New bus-hailing software being rolled out in Belleville, Ont., is believed to be the first in North America.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The Nature of Things The Genetic Revolution

Trailblazing scientists are making ground-breaking discoveries in the rapidly evolving world of genetic engineering. Technologies like CRISPR are making it possible to quickly and cheaply change the DNA of all living things, including humans. Today, genes can be edited almost as easily as words on a computer screen. This new ability to alter our DNA holds the promise of curing ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2018

The National The growing influence of AI and technology

Artificial intelligence could eventually replace human relationships as AI is developed to understand people better than fellow humans. Author Yuval Noah Harari spoke to Rosemary Barton about how technology is influencing our daily lives.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

The National Canadian startup uses AI to reduce job interview bias

A Canadian startup is using artificial intelligence to try to reduce bias in the hiring process. CBC News visited Knockri's headquarters to find out more about the promises its technology makes and the challenges it faces.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

The National Gaming disorder now a disease according to WHO

For a diagnosis to be made, the negative effects of too much gaming must continue for at least a year. However, the World Health Organization says only one to three per cent of gamers meet the criteria.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Canada's ballet gets high-tech makeover

CBC News got a behind-the-scenes look at how organizers plan to balance the classic art form with visual innovation.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/26/2018

The National This app is 'the Airbnb for hourly paid work'

Hyr launched in February 2017 and connects restaurants and bars to temporary workers.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Toronto's waterfront could show the future of data collection

Toronto's waterfront is the location for the plans of a smart city — one that provides the blueprint for the future of data collection.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

The National Teens make history as first graduates from small community

Three teenagers have made history as the first graduates from a small community in the Northwest Territories. The students from Ulukhaktok, a hamlet with a population of 400, successfully obtained all their high school credits and will be going on to post-secondary education, thanks in large part to distance learning. CBC News takes a look at how the groundbreaking moment ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Queen honours Canadian for making prosthetics for refugees

Queen Elizabeth honoured a young Canadian for her work in making prosthetics for refugees. Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, was given the Queen's Young Leader Award in London. She's worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees in camps. The prosthetics only cost $20 to produce, much less than previous alternatives.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Stopping killer robots before they get to us first

Stopping killer robots before they get to us first sounds like fiction, but experts fear they could be a reality in the very near future. This month, governments convened in Geneva at the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons to discuss concerns over lethal autonomous weapons systems, also known as “killer robots.” The National takes a look at the advancements in technology, what ...
  • 2018
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National New technology gets fresh food to remote Canadian communities

New technology is helping get fresh food to remote Canadian communities. It's a portable hydroponic garden system called the 'Growcer' and it could be the fix these communities have been looking for to keep food costs down and lead a healthier lifestyle.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/12/2018

The National What is a 5G network and how can it change your life?

5G cellular networks — the next step up from 4G — are being developed for testing in some cities but won't be fully functional until 2020. It's touted as being 100 times faster than 4G, but while 5G's benefits have the potential to change the way cities work, implementing it could prove to be quite costly.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2018

CBC News The educational value of Assassin's Creed

There's educational value within the video game Assassin's Creed, underneath the violence and gore. Assassin's Creed is a video game series developed by Ubisoft Montreal, praised not only by both gamers for its gameplay, but also by teachers for its rich and accurate historical detailing. In fact, the story has so much educational value that the game's developers are adapting ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

News in Review - February 2018 ​Tomorrow’s Energy: The Race for Fusion Power

The production of electricity remains an expensive and often dirty industry. Just think of fossil fuels or nuclear reactors. But nuclear fusion may hold the key to the world’s energy problems.  It’s clean and sustainable. The only thing is, nobody’s been able to create it yet. So, the race is on. Frédéric Zalac of CBC/Radio-Canada's Découverte looks at companies in California and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017