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Scotland is about to become home to the world’s largest floating wind farm

The Scottish government has approved the construction of the UK’s first ever floating wind farm, planned for the country’s northeastern coastline.<p>A 30-megawatt (MW) pilot wind farm will be made up of five 6-MW turbines, which could power up to 20,000 homes. Because they are not attached to the sea …

Renewable Energy

The next information revolution will be 100 times bigger than the Internet

<i>Ambarish is cofounder and CEO of Blippar. You can follow him on Twitter.</i><p>Every day I see something I want to know more about, something I can …

Tony Blair: The clear lesson of Iraq war

<b>(CNN) —</b> The actual lesson of Iraq is not complicated but clear. When you remove the dictator -- no matter how vicious and oppressive -- you end one battle only to begin another: How to stabilize and govern the country when the ethnic, tribal and particularly religious tensions are unleashed after …

Middle East

Let's not forget the dark side of our 'sunny ways'

A week ago today, everything old was made new again. Wilfrid Laurier's "sunny ways" returned as a 21st-century mantra, and sighs of relief were …

Oilpatch earnings expected to be worst since financial crisis

The oilpatch will be singing the blues this week, as a large number of energy companies prepare to release earnings for the summer quarter, a period …

Canada must spend wisely — not just spend more

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."<p>That is such a wonderful quote it doesn't …

How Microsoft's Hololens could slowly change the world — and what could go wrong

This belief — that HoloLens could be responsible for the progress of the entire technology industry — is why the headset, and the Windows Holographic platform, could be the start of a revolution within computing that would see Microsoft at the forefront.<p>Brain Blau, an analyst for Gartner, told …

Augmented Reality

Canada whale-watching: Leviathan II boat sinking kills five

<b>A whale-watching boat has sunk off the coast of British Columbia in western Canada, leaving at least five people dead.</b><p>The boat carrying 27 people sank near Tofino on Vancouver Island, the coastguard said. Sea conditions at the time were reported to be calm.<p>Emergency officials said 21 people had …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

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The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

An Inside Look At The Starbucks App, The Most Successful Mobile Payments System In The US

At 6 million average weekly transactions in the U.S., it now accounts for a full 15% of transactions made at the U.S. Starbucks-operated stores.<p>In a new research note from BI Intelligence we take a deep dive into how the Starbucks app works, why it's so popular and whether other retailers could …

Mobile Payments

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Before Apple unveiled its watch last month, many people were anticipating that true wireless charging was about to finally go mainstream. Instead, all we got was another smartwatch with a charging cable.<p>The Apple Watch uses a magnetic induction charger–which technically is a form of wireless …

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