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Robot revolution transforms China’s factories as part of Beijing’s economic overhaul

SHENZHEN, China In China’s factories, the robots are rising.

For decades, manufacturers employed waves of young migrant workers from China’s countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country’s economic ascent.

Scientists use submersibles to try to explore wreck of sunken German U-boat off Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Scientists are using submersibles to try to explore a sunken German U-boat 7 miles off the Rhode Island coast.

They’re streaming the attempts online as they work to learn more about how shipwrecks affect the environment.

Experts say Canada needs to do more on innovation after country gets a C on innovation report card

OTTAWA Canada’s record on innovation is improving, but experts say governments can do more to support new and emerging businesses.

The Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based think-tank, has given the country a C on its latest innovation report card.