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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twenty Five – The Gift...

Many of the gifts we give and receive today will reflect the state of technology development. Not too long ago, we were giving writing sets that simply...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twenty Four –...

Delivering a personalized experience on a large scale may sound like a contradiction, but pioneers across different industries are making it happen. PA...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twenty Three – 220 Ways...

We applaud moves towards greater diversity, and naturally that includes linguistic diversity. This week’s news that Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twenty Two – Bridging...

Covid-19 has impacted all demographics, and some have been hit particularly hard. Women, low-income workers, the youngest and the poorest have borne the...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twenty One – Making...

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st is the shortest day of the year. On this Winter Solstice Day, the Earth tilts to its furthest...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twenty – Just Do It

Ties between Poland and the United States date back to the US War of Independence, when Polish generals Thaddeus Kościuszko and Casimir Pulaski led...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Nineteen – The Equalizer

Physiological studies of sports fans have found that, in team games, the moments that set pulses and hearts racing fastest aren’t winning goals....

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Eighteen – Spinning a...

The weekend before Christmas is a favourite cinematic release slot, and this year’s highest profile example is Spider-Man: No Way Home. Reviews are...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Seventeen – Your Digital...

Fans of TV drama “The West Wing” may remember an episode which featured a map of the world turned upside down. A group of cartographers lobbied...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Fourteen – Hitting the...

Many employers claim they offer “a great place to work”. Some employers really do. Ranked number one in Glassdoor’s list of best places to work in...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Twelve – Attention to...

Attention to detail make all the difference. A one letter change in your zip code could send you to the other end of the country. A one per cent change in...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Nine – Why not choose...

Every day we’re invited to choose sides on all sorts of issues. Some are trivial while others can have a major impact on our lives. Sometimes we don’t...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Seven – The world on...

On this day in 1962, the Atlas supercomputer was unveiled at Manchester University by Sir John Cockcroft, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who was...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Three – Positive Intent

It may or may not surprise you to hear that the first patent applications for translating machines were made almost a century ago. A system for automatic...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day Two – Connected

As we come to the end of 2021, it’s a good time to look forward to some of the anniversaries we’ll be celebrating in 2022. July 2022 sees the...

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XTM Advent Calendar Day One – Word of the Year

The Oxford English Dictionary has selected its word of the year. The choice for 2021 is “vax”. It’s been difficult to avoid the word, or some...

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