News in Review - March 1999 Y2K: Millennium Chaos?

With the coming of the year 2000, governments, businesses, private organizations and individuals are wondering what is in store for them when the clock strikes midnight and the new millennium begins. This is the kind of news story that requires that we ask some basic questions: what will definitely happen, what might happen and what will definitely not happen? Finding ...
  • 1999
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  • Added on: 03/15/1999

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News in Review - February 2000 Y2K: Much Ado About Nothing

In light of the much touted Y2K bug, preparations on a global scale and enormous expenditures may well have resulted in what many consider a non-event. Like preventive medicine, however, planning and preparation are always preferable to disease control or crisis management. Were the costs justified or necessary? What is for certain is that it was a spectacular party that ...
  • 2000
  • 00:13:35
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  • Added on: 02/15/2000

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News in Review - April 2016 ​Clean Energy: Seeking Renewable Sources

In March 2016 Canada’s federal government met with provincial premiers to put together a national climate plan, one that will address carbon emissions. Canada is far behind other industrial nations in outlining measures to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Many experts argue that taxing the population may not be the best solution to a cleaner planet. So how do ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:34
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  • Added on: 04/18/2016

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News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
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  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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News in Review - April 2015 ​Do Our Cities Still Work?

Our cities are making us fatter and sicker. That's what city planners are saying about our North American commuter lifestyles. They say our cities were designed in an era when the car was king. Now they're calling for big changes to the way we design our cities and get around. But can it be done? 
  • 2015
  • 00:19:49
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News in Review - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
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  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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News in Review - March 2015 ​Drones: Military or Mainstream?

So, are drones a toy or a weapon? It turns out they're both. A few years back they entered our consciousness as a weapon of war but their use has rapidly expanded. Multiple industries employ them to search hard to reach places, while hobbyists are eager to get a bird's eye view of just about anything. But as with many ...
  • 2015
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News in Review - February 2018 ​Tomorrow’s Energy: The Race for Fusion Power New

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
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  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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