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Overcrowded orbit: how space tech is helping direct traffic around Earth

On October 6, 1957, Russia’s Sputnik 1 made history as man’s first satellite to reach into space. Today, an estimated 6,000 satellites are making the rounds in Earth’s lower orbit, along what has become a busy satellite superhighway. Private industry is driving a space boom. Over the next several years, companies like Amazon and SpaceX plan to laun...
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‘It’s a very big deal’: Experts warn of economic implications from Rogers outages

A massive wireless outage that has left customers of Rogers Communications Inc. without phone or texting services since early Monday has broad economic ramifications across Canada, experts said.“It’s a very big deal,” said Tyler Chamberlin, assistant professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. “It can have very big con...
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Rogers blames massive phone service outage on software update

Rogers says a recent software update is to blame for the wave of massive wireless outages affecting Canadians on Monday.The outages began early Monday morning, leaving its customers without voice calls, SMS and data services. The outage reports are largely stemming from Ontario, but it’s also impacting provinces from B.C to Prince Edward Island.“We...
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Western University PhD student creates missing persons research hub

A Western University sociology PhD student noticed a lack of national data and information-sharing when it comes to missing persons cases and decided to address it herself.Launched in January, Lorna Ferguson says the reaction to the Missing Persons Research Hub has been overwhelmingly positive. Read more: Tori Stafford killer accused by fa...