The National Inspiration for Innovation: How Disabilities are Changing Big Business

After decades as a niche market, the disabled population has become a driving force in technology and a giant inspiration for innovation. As the boomer population ages, the increasing numbers of those living with disabilities represents an enormous business opportunity. This report looks at how businesses and entrepreneurs develop pitches and products that hit the right inclusive note.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

Venture Internet Geeks

When Matt Harrop was in high school, he didn’t like the way internet companies were doing business. So, he dropped out of high school, borrowed $7,500 and started his own company. His gamble paid off and within 12 short months, his company was a cyberspace success story.
  • 1996
  • 00:09:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Master of Disaster Into The Tornado

With wind velocities higher than hurricanes, tornadoes can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour, and baseball sized hail, plummeting to earth at 80 mph, is just as deadly. These two combined cause more devastation than any other natural disasters on the planet – a toll counted in billions of dollars, not to mention hundreds of lives. In ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2016

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The Exchange Jobs at Risk from Automation

CBC's Havard Gould talks with Sean Mullin of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) about how robotics and artificial intelligence could eliminate a huge number of Canadian jobs. They discuss career tips to avoid finding oneself among the 42% of Canada's workforce that may be replaced by automation over the next 10 to 20 years.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

News in Review - April 1994 Jobs for the 90's: Training for the Future?

Youth retraining programs and women in trades and technology are just two of the themes examined as we look at the economy of the future.
  • 1994
  • 00:12:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1994

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The Nature of Things Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 311

David travels to Sendai, the city nearest the epicenter of the quake, where he witnesses the dynamic relationship between science and nature.  This place has a long history of monitoring earthquakes because it’s a highly active seismic region. Here, at their sophisticated deep earth seismic monitoring lab, David learns that the equipment was not designed to measure a quake over ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2014 Kids & Technology: The Dark Side of the Wired World

This story takes a look at technology and its impact on young people. Many people believe that constant access to wired devices has changed the experience of growing up — not to mention the role technology plays in academic cheating.
  • 2014
  • 00:17:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

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Megastructures Korean Superlink

A nation that never constructed a submerged tunnel tackles the challenge of building the deepest immersed highway on Earth. Everything about the project is super-sized. Each of the tunnel’s mammoth segments is as long as two football pitches and as heavy as an aircraft carrier. Yet all the segments must align within 35 millimeters -- less than a thumb’s width. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Leaky Cruise Ship

Batten down the hatches and strap on your hard hat as we join a crew hauling a leaking luxury liner out of the water. The 856-foot long cruise ship has the biggest problem a ship can face: taking on water and no one knows what’s leaking. We head to San Francisco Bay where hundreds of workers have 15 days to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2016

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Megastructures Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

The Capital Gate building will create an iconic and avant-garde entrance to the city of Abu Dhabi. Leaning at a whopping 18 degrees westward, the tower will claim the Guinness Book of World Records title of Most Inclined Building on Earth. Discover how the engineers and architects overcome the force of gravity and transform this vision into reality.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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