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"Smarter" Cities for China

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September 14, 2012
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This year marked the first time in history that more Chinese were living in cities than in the countryside. But the rapid urbanization is causing many so-called "urban diseases," ranging from reducing traffic jams to confronting the unique infrastructure challenges for those living in concrete jungles. An expert at the Smart City Expo China 2012 says smarter technology may offer the solution.


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Reuters (Sep. 14, 2012) — Environmental groups say they are encouraged by ambitious plans recently announced by Airbus to fly its aircraft in flock formation by the middle of this century. The company's Smarter Skies concepts also include steeper take-offs to reduce journey times and gentler, glide-in landings.
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Designing Smart Clothes to Go With That Smartphone

Designing Smart Clothes to Go With That Smartphone

CBC (May 21, 2013) — Dresses adorned with flowers that slowly open and close or coloured patterns that change spontaneously are some of the futuristic designs by a Montreal researcher who is trying to make clothes "smarter."
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The Walking, Talking Oil-Drigging Rig

The Walking, Talking Oil-Drigging Rig

Reuters - Business Video Online (Apr. 15, 2014) — Pennsylvania-based Schramm is incorporating modern technology in its next generation oil-drigging rigs, making them smaller, safer and smarter. Ernest Scheyder reports. Video provided by Reuters
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China's Nuclear Development

China's Nuclear Development

Xinhua News Agency (Nov. 1, 2012) — China has made a major energy breakthrough, completing the second of three stages in its nuclear power development. According to the China Institute of Atomic Energy, the country has finished building its first experimental fast neutron reactor, which is expected to allow China to use its nuclear energy 60 times more efficiently.
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