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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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Colombia, Chile lead world in launching new businesses

Colombia and Chile are leading the world in entrepreneurship. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, the two developing countries scored higher than the United States when it came to the number of people working to launch new businesses. CCTV’s Michelle Begue reported […]

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Food incubators help budding chefs launch culinary companies

Startups have a high failure rate. When it comes to culinary startups, there are unique challenges such as expensive equipment, health and safety regulations and the ability to lure consumers away from well-established brands. All of these together can deter chefs. One way food entrepreneurs […]

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