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Tech startup brings wellbeing to the workplace

An injury that ended his collegiate swimming career and the stress of attending the competitive Johns Hopkins University, led Ed Pagano to seek therapy. But when he later moved to San Francisco for a job at a tech company, he had no idea where to turn for help.

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Bright future: Solar energy industry expects rapid growth, profits

With solar panel system prices falling nearly 20-percent last year, the industry is expected to almost triple in size within the next five years. That’s why in Oakland, California, an accelerator program is hoping to cash in on the boom by developing innovative products to usher in an intelligent energy era.

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Technology is helping respond to disasters

For more on disaster technology, CCTV America’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Evert Bopp. He is the Founder and CEO of Disaster Tech Lab which is a company that helps local organizations around the world when disaster strikes.

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Virtual reality startups take users to another dimension

Virtual reality has taken a leap forward this year with major companies and numerous startups offering technologies that take users to another dimension. It’s actually part of a growing field called neurogaming – where all the sensations of mind and body meet for an immersive […]

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Mobile app to help doctors diagnose unusual cases

Millions of us use photo-sharing apps like Instagram or even Weibo, but think about this: how would you feel about the world seeing your medical issues at the click of a button? Doctors are starting to use a new smartphone app that lets the medical community […]

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Brazilian favela hosts player-powered football pitch

A new technology developed by British start-up Pavegen harvests energy from people’s footsteps and converts it into electricity. The invention was last tested in Brazil on a football pitch. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco reported the story from Rio de Janeiro.

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