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Women in Science – a Hard-to-Break Glass Ceiling

Although it has been noted and denounced for years, women remain underrepresented in the fields of science and research. Despite the existence of disparities between countries, the underlying trend remains the same: the level of education of young women is increasing without significant effects on the number of researchers or laureates in the sciences.   […]


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The new silk road: a nostalgic or visionary project of China?

Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping when he took power, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to resurrect the mythical Silk Road between China and Europe, through construction of infrastructure in nearly 70 countries. But what is behind this titanic project that would affect one-third of the world’s economy and two-thirds of the […]


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Can MOSE technology save Venice from the water?

Since it was built (more than 16 centuries ago), Venice has always aroused attention and curiosity by its architecture, its paintings, its sailors… Today, it’s the high water levels that agitate Venetians and tourists, as well as the scientific community. Can the highly ambitious MOSE project end the ever-higher and more frequent floodings of St. […]


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Yabacon Valley – the Nigerian Silicon Valley (GAFAs)

There are many cities around the world that would like to reproduce Silicon Valley’s economic model. This is the case for Lagos (capital of Nigeria) which, with its demographic and economic strengths, even arouses the greed of Facebook and Google, who hope to invest in its entrepreneurs. Should we expect to see a balanced partnership […]


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Paleo-Energy — Old Patents to the Rescue of the Energy Transition?

Going through patents that have fallen into the public domain, Cédric Carles – an enthusiast of new energy sources – realized that many innovations, abandoned or ignored at the time, could be brought up to date by our manufacturers to provide rapid and effective solutions to the ecological transition.     Hesitation around old patents […]


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When technological innovations transform the golfing world

Beginner or expert, amateur or professional, player or spectator, we can all benefit from the technologies that have revolutionized the golf world in recent years. As in any sport, the athlete’s performance comes not only from his equipment but also in the precision of his stroke. This is why companies invest significant sums in Research […]


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Technologies: Factors for Inclusion or Exclusion of People with Disabilities

While the internet often represents a tremendous means of communication and socialization, it can become a real tool of exclusion for people with some form of disability. What computer difficulties do they encounter in their daily lives? What adjustments do the different players have to make so the computer tool is more accessible?     […]


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Tourism – Technologies for a Better Personal Experience?

Constrained by the intensification of international competition or forced by ever more connected tourists, the world of tourism must now integrate new technologies in the different spheres that contribute to the success of a voyage.      Portrait of global tourism Regardless of the form of tourism (green, solidarity, industrial, participative, cultural, sporting, rural, entertainment, […]


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Vertical Farms for Man’s — and the Planet’s — Survival

Appearing almost a century ago and brought up to date a few years ago, aeroponic cultivation seems to be part of the third green revolution. Could this new form of agriculture help to feed nine billion humans while reducing the negative effects that intensive agriculture has on the environment?   Genesis of aeroponic culture From […]


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The Folding Smartphone Race – On the Home Stretch!

Koreans, Chinese and Americans have embarked on the race for foldable portable smartphones, some of them for several years now. The finish line seems to be in the beginning of 2019 – unless it’s late 2018, according to certain rumours. Who will be the first across it? Who are these actors and what are their […]


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Technology in Sports – Beware of the Flip Side

Both the Sunday sportsman and the professional athlete appreciate the benefits of technology in their equipment. Safety, comfort, performance… nothing is spared for the sporting experience to be conclusive, even to end with a (well-deserved) win in competition. How does technology contribute? What are the potential setbacks?   Each discipline has its own technological innovation […]


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Industries that Fuel Project Managers

A presentation of various industries where there is a strong demand for project managers. Information technologies According to the annual project management salary survey conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI), close to 50% of projects in Canada are projects related to IT. So it is normal for the industry to be greedy for project […]


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