Technology & Science

A person in paper eclipse glasses looks up at the sun.

Why the Hamilton-Niagara area is the place to be in Ontario for the total solar eclipse

News/Canada/Hamilton | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

Robert Cockcroft, director of McMaster University’s William J. McCallion Planetarium, explains why the Hamilton-Niagara area is the place to be during the total solar eclipse in April and why the eclipse is such a big deal. read more

Close up of a baby flamingo, still with white and beige feathers, calling with beak slightly open.

In this flock of 20,000 flamingos, a father and his chick must find each other — before it's too late

Documentaries/The Nature of Things | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:05:07 EST

Flamingo chicks gather in large groups to stay safe and must recognize their parents’ calls when they return read more

Close up of a bright orange crustacean with spiky, spindly arms and two tiny, beady black eyes.

More than 100 possible new marine species discovered in a single deepsea expedition

Radio/As It Happens | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:42:36 EST

During a research expedition off the coast of Chile, Erin Easton says her colleagues were constantly calling her over to show her some amazing new sea creature they'd just discovered. read more

A baby caiman in profile sits after hatching.

Watch how baby caimans call to one another from inside their eggs: they're planning a coordinated escape!

Documentaries/The Nature of Things | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:05:00 EST

Baby caimans co-ordinate when they’ll hatch from inside their eggs. Listen to them now read more

A baby gorilla hangs on an older gorilla

Climate change could cause 'generational trauma' in great apes

News/Climate | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 14:00:00 EST

A warming world will create even more dangerous conditions for ape species across hundreds of African habitats, according to new scientific research. read more

Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, seen here in an undated screengrab from a CBC segment, at the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg.

Scientist fired from Winnipeg disease lab intentionally worked to benefit China: CSIS report

News/Politics | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:08:43 EST

One of the scientists who was fired from Canada's top infectious disease laboratory "intentionally" shared scientific information with China — potentially putting people's health in jeopardy, says an assessment by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).   read more

A lunar lander with gold covering sits on the moon's surface.

Odysseus spacecraft comms from moon expected to halt on Wednesday

News/Science | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:18:21 EST

Odysseus, the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon in half a century, was expected to go dark on Wednesday, six days after an off-kilter touchdown that hindered its communications and solar-charging capability, NASA and the company that flew the vehicle said. read more

River that is depleted from water. Behind it a mountainline with snowpeaks, and a hill covered in trees.

The Prairies are heading into another drought. Here's why we're more vulnerable this time

News/Canada/Edmonton | Wed, 28 Feb 2024 07:00:00 EST

Droughts are nothing new for southern Alberta, but experts say it is becoming more common to see similar conditions appear in northern parts of the province. While drought conditions might not be felt by most people living in northern Alberta, conditions hint to potentially worse conditions in years to come.  read more

four Indian astronauts in their space suits smiling for a portrait

India reveals astronauts for its Gaganyaan space mission

News/Science | Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:25:55 EST

On Tuesday, India introduced four crew members for its maiden Gaganyaan space voyage, as it aims to become the world's fourth country to send a crewed mission into space just months after a historic landing on the south pole of the moon. read more

An orange-yellow cloud-shrouded moon hangs in the blackness of space.

Finding life on Saturn's moon Titan may be more difficult than previously thought

News/Science | Sat, 24 Feb 2024 04:00:00 EST

A recent study found that transporting organics from the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to its deep ocean isn't enough to support life. But that doesn't mean the search for life in our solar system is dead in the water. read more

A person holds a miniature model spacecraft while sitting at a table.

Odysseus spacecraft on its side after landing on the moon, officials say

News/Science | Fri, 23 Feb 2024 14:56:12 EST

A private U.S. lunar lander tilted over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon's south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday. read more

A view of a lunar lander over the surface of the moon.

Canadian contribution to private lunar lander could lead to a telescope on the moon

Radio/Quirks & Quarks | Fri, 23 Feb 2024 15:35:12 EST

On Thursday, a private spacecraft landed on the moon. On board is a Canadian-built camera system that will be used to see if the south pole of the moon is an ideal place for a space-based telescope. read more

A view of a lunar lander over the surface of the moon.

Privately owned Odysseus lander makes first U.S. moon touchdown in half-century

News/World | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 18:53:31 EST

A private lander touched down on the moon Thursday but managed just a weak signal back, as flight controllers scrambled to gain better contact with the first U.S. spacecraft to reach the lunar surface in more than 50 years. read more

Close up of a plate with grilled chicken and vegetables. Two hands partially off-screen hold a knife and fork, slicing the chicken breast in two.

Lab-grown meat could be the future of food — but possibly not in our lifetimes: experts

Radio/The Current | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 15:24:22 EST

Lab-grown meat is made from taking just a few cells in a lab. It could be a critical tool in the fight against climate change, but experts say it won't be a reality in our grocery stores any time soon. read more

#TheMoment a medical doctor delivered a baby gorilla

| Thu, 22 Feb 2024 22:05:00 EST

Gynecologist Jamie Erwin delivered a baby gorilla through a rare emergency C-section at Fort Worth Zoo in Texas. read more

A small treehopper with a black, bulbous appendage protruding from its head stands on a leaf.

At least 200,000 species sing in ways that are silent to humans. Listen to one of them now

Documentaries/The Nature of Things | Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:25:56 EST

The sound of the dime-sized treehopper is usually inaudible to humans. Using special equipment, the Secret World of Sound team captured its courtship duet read more

A humpback whale breaks through the water outside of Hartley Bay along the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C., Tuesday, Sept, 17, 2013.

Whales struggle to hear each other. Guess whose fault that is

News/Science | Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:00:00 EST

New research into baleen whales shows how they hit such low notes — as well as the limits to how deep in the water they can go to talk to each other. It suggests most of their communication happens closer to the surface, right in the zones of ship noise. read more

A male sharp-tailed grouse stands with wings outstretched and head close to the ground.

Watch these birds in Alberta perform a synchronized dance routine to attract a mate

Documentaries/The Nature of Things | Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:26:07 EST

For these birds in Alberta, teamwork really does make the dream work read more

A brown bird in profile opens its mouth to sing.

World's greatest mimic: this bird can perfectly replicate the sounds of 20 other birds

Documentaries/The Nature of Things | Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:26:20 EST

s human activities have encroached on the lyrebird’s natural boundaries, it’s picked up artificial sounds like car alarms, chainsaws, camera shutters and baby cries too read more

Pornhub owner broke law by not getting ‘valid’ consent for content: watchdog

Pornhub owner broke law by not getting ‘valid’ consent for content: watchdog

Canada/Crime/Politics | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 21:21:13 +0000

The privacy commissioner's final report on its years-long investigation into Aylo, formerly known as MindGeek, found "significant" issues with the way the company obtains consent. read more

Biden orders probe into Chinese-made ‘smart cars,’ cites national security risk

Biden orders probe into Chinese-made ‘smart cars,’ cites national security risk

Tech/U.S. News/China | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:46:14 +0000

The probe could lead to new rules aimed at preventing China from using sophisticated technology in electric vehicles to track drivers and their personal information. read more

Rogers, Bell and Telus CEOs summoned by MPs to testify on phone prices

Rogers, Bell and Telus CEOs summoned by MPs to testify on phone prices

Canada/Politics/Tech | Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:31:17 +0000

The committee had previously invited the trio of CEOs from Bell, Telus and Rogers, along with Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau, to appear before it. read more

Online Harms Act aims to remove ‘harmful content,’ address hate

Online Harms Act aims to remove ‘harmful content,’ address hate

Canada/Politics/Tech | Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:32:48 +0000

The Liberal government has introduced its highly anticipated Online Harms Act, which proposes sweeping reforms focused on protecting children online. read more

RCMP dealing with ‘cyber event’ targeting networks, launches criminal probe

RCMP dealing with ‘cyber event’ targeting networks, launches criminal probe

Canada/Politics/Tech | Fri, 23 Feb 2024 21:35:18 +0000

The RCMP said while the situation is evolving rapidly, there was 'no impact on RCMP operations and no known threat to the safety and security of Canadians.' read more

Reddit inks deal with Google allowing AI models to train on users’ posts

Reddit inks deal with Google allowing AI models to train on users’ posts

Tech/AI/Artificial Intelligence | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 22:41:27 +0000

The arrangement, announced Thursday and valued at roughly $60 million, will also give Reddit access to Google AI models for improving its site search and other features. read more

Google pauses Gemini AI image generation of people after racial ‘inaccuracies’

Google pauses Gemini AI image generation of people after racial ‘inaccuracies’

Tech/AI/Gemini | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 21:53:10 +0000

Google said it is temporarily stopping its Gemini AI chatbot from generating images of people a day after apologizing for “inaccuracies” in historical depictions. read more

Leaked docs reveal how Chinese state-aligned hackers spy on citizens, foreigners

Leaked docs reveal how Chinese state-aligned hackers spy on citizens, foreigners

Tech/World/China | Thu, 22 Feb 2024 02:17:41 +0000

The leaked documents reveal, in detail, methods used by Chinese authorities used to surveil dissidents overseas, hack other nations and promote pro-Beijing narratives online. read more

Video of man wearing Apple Vision Pro while crossing road prompts police warning

Video of man wearing Apple Vision Pro while crossing road prompts police warning

Tech/Trending/U.S. News | Wed, 21 Feb 2024 19:09:02 +0000

The video shows a man gesturing in the air while wearing the US$3,499 augmented reality goggles as he crosses the street. read more

Artificial intelligence experts urge more deepfake ‘safeguards’

Artificial intelligence experts urge more deepfake ‘safeguards’

Tech/World/AI deepfakes | Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:47:06 +0000

Artificial intelligence experts and industry executives have signed an open letter calling for more regulation around the creation of deepfakes, citing potential risks to society. read more

advertisement advertise
advertise
advertise
advertise
advertise