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Geeky Farmers – The Agriculture of the Future

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What if you could control your backyard smallholding (“potage”) sitting on your couch? This is indeed feasible! Last week the Science and Innovation Network in Montreal teamed up with Prof. Viacheslav (Slava) Adamchuk from McGill University and organized the first UK-Canada Workshop in Precise Farming. The farming landscape has changed significantly, and entered a new era of technological change to meet and face current global challenges (e.g. rising population, climate … Read more »Geeky Farmers – The Agriculture of the Future

Canadian science news: 14-20 July 2014

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Canadian science news: 7-13 July 2014

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Antimicrobial resistance: The greatest issue of our time?

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The 2014 Longitude Prize, a £10 million fund dedicated to solving one of the greatest challenges of our time, was recently assigned to antibiotics. Why is this issue so significant, and what is the UK doing about it? Antibiotics are one of the finest achievements of modern medicine, killing the bacteria and other microorganisms that fill our environment without harming us. Without them, people would routinely die of minor infections … Read more »Antimicrobial resistance: The greatest issue of our time?

Canadian science news: 30 June-6 July 2014

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An update on the Internet of Things

As we look forward to Toronto’s Smart Week 2014 in October, it’s worth reviewing what’s been going on in the UK around the Internet of Things. Briefly, the term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the rapid proliferation of network-enabled devices and the Internet-like structures that enable them to communicate with each other. For example, your house could detect when you’re on your way home and switch on the heating … Read more »An update on the Internet of Things

Canadian science news: 23-29 June 2014

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The most interesting article on digital diplomacy you’ll read all day

This article originally appeared in the Whitsun 2014 (Vol 71 No 2) edition of Science in Parliament, the journal of the UK’s Parliamentary and Scientific Committee. You’re browsing a news site, and see the following link: 12 risky British discoveries that changed our world. Do you click it? Even though it’s recognisably link bait, carefully crafted to entice you into spending more time on a site, research suggests that you … Read more »The most interesting article on digital diplomacy you’ll read all day

Canadian science news: 16-22 June 2014

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Canadian science news: 9-15 June 2014

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