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Osteoarthritis of the knee is not only associated with aging. It can also be caused by different stresses on the cartilage, such as a knee injury or a strenuous job. (Shutterstock)

The 3D technology that could revolutionize the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee

A technology that measures three-dimensional movement of the knee in real-time enables health professionals to make better assessments of the joint.
Nearly every Canadian family has a wait time story. This is because our system is not designed to provide optimal care for patients with multiple chronic diseases. (Shutterstock)

How to solve Canada’s wait time problem

To improve wait times for surgery, Canada needs to fix its health-care system. Developing a national seniors' strategy would be a good place to start.
X-rays are like light rays, but they can pass through more stuff. Marcella Cheng/The Conversation

Curious Kids: How do x-rays see inside you?

X-rays are like light rays, but they can pass through more stuff. Some of the x-ray's energy is blocked by bone, which is why you can see bones so clearly on x-ray scans.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data. Supplied

The big data challenge and how Africa can benefit

Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.

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