Technology & Science

Seal Facial Recognition

Scientists are using facial recognition software to track and protect seals

Sheena Goodyear | Radio/As It Happens | Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:00:58 EST

Scientists are taking a controversial technology associated with surveillance, and adapting it for conservation. read more

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More than 2,000 wild species face a high risk of being wiped out in Canada, report warns

Peter Zimonjic | News/Politics | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:13:09 EST

A newly released report on the status of wild species in Canada has cataloged more species than any previous report — roughly 50,000 — and warns more than 2,000 of them face a high risk of being wiped out in the wild. read more

Hawaii-Volcano

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupts for 1st time in nearly 40 years

The Associated Press | News/World | Mon, 28 Nov 2022 08:05:01 EST

Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, has started to erupt, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday. read more

Orion capsule

The Artemis mission to the moon is being guided by Kepler, Newton and Einstein

Bob McDonald | Radio/Quirks & Quarks | Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:35:49 EST

Bob McDonald's blog: Mathematical laws of motion and gravity that go back hundreds of years underpin our ability to guide spacecraft to distant destinations. read more

David Saint-Jacques ISS

Canada is leading the way on health care for astronauts — to be used here on Earth, too

Nicole Mortillaro | News/Science | Thu, 24 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is working to develop technology to be used in space to help astronauts stay as safe as they possibly can. But the bonus? That technology is first being developed for those of us living on Earth. read more

John McFall ESA astronaut

European Space Agency names first astronaut with a disability

Reuters | News/Science | Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:21:28 EST

The European Space Agency on Wednesday named the first ever 'parastronaut' in a major step towards allowing people with physical disabilities to work and live in space. read more

dead humpback

Several humpback whales found dead on B.C.'s coast in a matter of weeks

CBC News | News/Canada/British Columbia | Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:00:00 EST

Several humpback whales have been found dead in B.C. in the span of just a few weeks, and it appears humans may be the cause in at least three of the cases. read more

Meteor crash in Grimsby Lake Ontario

Scientists ask residents in Niagara, Ont., to look for meteor pieces after weekend fireball

Cara Nickerson | News/Canada/Hamilton | Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

A meteor about one meter in diameter landed in pieces in Lake Ontario near Grimsby on the weekend, causing a fireball seen across southern Ontario. Experts are asking residents who find any dark, heavy, magnetic, melted-looking rocks to consider donating them for further study. read more

NASA Moon Rocket

Artemis Orion capsule flies by moon en route to record-breaking lunar orbit

The Associated Press | News/Science | Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:32:06 EST

NASA's Orion capsule reached the moon on Monday, whipping around the back side and passing within 128 kilometres on its way to a record-breaking lunar orbit. read more

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From 'car-dependent hellscapes' to green cities, Canadians find new ways to fight climate change

Don Pittis | News/Business | Mon, 21 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

As COP27 was coming to an end, the Ontario government was planning new highways and suburbs on its precious green belt. Critics call it a path to economic ruin. With immigration swelling the country's population, cities are now being nudged to follow Europe's lead, and some are listening, if just to keep from going broke. read more

Torpor-Enabled Sleep Habitat

Study takes one small step towards human hibernation for long space flights

Bob McDonald | Radio/Quirks & Quarks | Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:26:05 EST

Bob McDonald's blog: A new study has given researchers one more reason to think about putting long-duration astronauts in cold storage. It may help protect them against dangerous cosmic radiation. read more

APTOPIX COP27 Climate Summit

Climate damage fund for poor nations approved at COP27 — but no deal on emissions reduction

Reuters | News/World | Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:55:23 EST

Countries adopted a hard-fought final agreement at the COP27 climate summit early on Sunday that sets up a fund to help poor countries being battered by climate disasters — but does not boost efforts to tackle the emissions causing them. read more

Alberta caribou

Biodiversity needs same protection as climate, say scientists, activists at COP27

Sarah Lawrynuik | News/Science | Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:00:00 EST

Civil society groups, Indigenous activists and scientists are standing together at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and demanding firm action be taken next month at the UN Biodiversity Conference that will be hosted in Montreal. read more

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NASA finally launches Artemis mission to the moon

Nicole Mortillaro | News/Science | Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:02:17 EST

It was a nail-biter, but NASA finally got the first rocket in its Artemis mission off the ground. The rocket lifted off at 1:47 a.m. ET, lighting up the early morning sky in Cape Canaveral, Fla. read more

Crowd population

Earth's population reaches 8-billion milestone, but this upward trend may not continue for long

Nicole Mortillaro | News/Science | Tue, 15 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

On Tuesday, the United Nations officially marked the day the global population reached eight billion people. While the population has been rapidly increasing since the 1960s, this trend could come to an end before the end of the century. read more

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Putting a price on nature can help municipalities adapt to climate change

Molly Segal | Radio/What On Earth | Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

By putting a value on things like wetlands, forests and coastlines, municipalities can make a financial case to invest in, protect and restore ecosystems while also benefitting from the services they provide.  read more

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Future of B.C. salmon farms up in the air, as deadline to phase out open-net pen farms looms

Emily Vance | News/Canada/British Columbia | Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:00:00 EST

Those in favour of and opposed to salmon farms in B.C. are worried time is running out: environmental groups say depleted salmon stocks can't afford to wait for the transition, while the industry worries about job losses if the transition isn't handled carefully. read more

COP27 Climate Summit

Why can't COP27 just be a virtual meeting? Your questions answered

Kajal Mangesh Pawar,Alisha Parchment,Tyler Bloomfield | News | Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST

What's at stake at COP27? Has any progress been made since COP26? Why can’t it be a virtual event? Here's what you wanted to know about the climate change conference. read more

Light pillars

Albertans treated to display of 'light pillars,' which appear on cold, calm nights

Taylor Simmons | News/Canada/Calgary | Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:48:37 EST

When the temperatures drop, tiny ice crystals form in the atmosphere, acting as small mirrors reflecting any light beaming up at them from below. read more

Shuttle Challenger Debris Found

Debris from destroyed Space Shuttle Challenger found on ocean floor 36 years on

The Associated Press | News/World | Thu, 10 Nov 2022 16:58:26 EST

The ill-fated Challenger broke apart soon after liftoff in 1986. Now, a crew of divers has uncovered some more of its debris while searching for clues in another mystery. read more

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to test brain chips in humans in ‘6 months’

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to test brain chips in humans in ‘6 months’

Science/Tech/Trending | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:42:15 +0000

Neuralink submitted documents to begin human trials of its brain implant, with the goal of allowing disabled people to control technologies with their thoughts. read more

Alexa, are you listening? What to know about the robots in your home

Alexa, are you listening? What to know about the robots in your home

Consumer/Tech/Amazon Alexa | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:00:03 +0000

The robots are already here, and they know exactly what temperature you like to keep your living room. Here's what to know about smart devices and the unseen costs of automation. read more

FTX founder Bankman-Fried says he didn’t ‘try to commit fraud,’ knowingly misuse funds

FTX founder Bankman-Fried says he didn’t ‘try to commit fraud,’ knowingly misuse funds

Tech/World/Alameda | Thu, 01 Dec 2022 02:14:01 +0000

The former CEO attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company's collapse stunned investors and clients. read more

Twitter no longer enforcing COVID-19 misinformation policy after Musk takeover

Twitter no longer enforcing COVID-19 misinformation policy after Musk takeover

Health/Tech/COVID | Tue, 29 Nov 2022 21:14:29 +0000

A one-sentence update to Twitter's online rules states the policy was no longer being enforced as of Nov. 23, which some accounts have already taken advantage of. read more

Alberta-developed device helps mobility-challenged kids turn thoughts into action

Alberta-developed device helps mobility-challenged kids turn thoughts into action

Canada/Health/Science | Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:03:35 +0000

The Thank2Switch device, developed by researchers at the Universities of Calgary and Alberta, uses brain-computer interface technology to turn a child's thoughts into an action.  read more

Elon Musk says Apple has pulled Twitter ads: ‘Do they hate free speech?’

Elon Musk says Apple has pulled Twitter ads: ‘Do they hate free speech?’

Tech/Apple/Apple Twitter | Mon, 28 Nov 2022 19:19:07 +0000

"Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?," Elon Musk said in a tweet, launching into a series of complaints against the iPhone maker. read more

Twitter’s ban on Trump after Jan. 6 attack was ‘grave mistake’: Elon Musk

Twitter’s ban on Trump after Jan. 6 attack was ‘grave mistake’: Elon Musk

Tech/World/Donald Trump | Sat, 26 Nov 2022 02:01:05 +0000

Last week, Musk announced the reactivation of Trump's account after a slim majority voted in a Twitter poll in favor of reinstating Trump. read more

U.S. bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales due to ‘unacceptable risk’ to national security

U.S. bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales due to ‘unacceptable risk’ to national security

Tech/World/China-US relations | Fri, 25 Nov 2022 23:54:27 +0000

The move represents Washington's latest crackdown on the Chinese tech giants amid fears that Beijing could use Chinese tech companies to spy on Americans. read more

Twitter to provide ‘general amnesty’ to suspended accounts starting next week: Elon Musk

Twitter to provide ‘general amnesty’ to suspended accounts starting next week: Elon Musk

Tech/World/disinformation | Thu, 24 Nov 2022 22:21:20 +0000

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting ``amnesty'' for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment. read more

iPhone plant workers in China beaten by police during revolt over COVID, pay

iPhone plant workers in China beaten by police during revolt over COVID, pay

Tech/Temp Category/World | Thu, 24 Nov 2022 21:15:22 +0000

Workers at Foxconn's Zhengzhou, China factory have clashed with police while protesting strict COVID lockdowns and pay discrepancies. read more

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