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Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research focuses on plant-based components for hydrogen fuel cells

Researchers in Quebec are looking to develop ways for using a renewable byproduct of Canada’s pulp and paper industry as one of the main components for the production of hydrogen fuel cells. The research led by Samaneh Shahgaldi, the newly »

Internet, Science & Technology

Twitter’s new ‘Super Follow’ allows journalists to charge for their tweets

During its “Analyst event” on Friday Twitter announced several new features, including “Super Follow” and “Community.” “Super Follow” is a feature used to monetize content, mostly the tweets published on the platform. As an industry heavily addicted to Twitter, news »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine 

Canada’s health department has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine enabling health authorities to receive shipments within days and add it to vaccines already being administered from Pfizer and Moderna. Canada has pre-ordered 20 million doses and will get up to 1.9 »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

RCMP chief says there’s more to be done for people facing threats from abroad

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the federal police force should–and will–do more to help people in Canada who face threats, intimidation and coercion by foreign governments, including China’s. “If people are getting intimidated, as soon as they’re brought to our »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

‘It’s official!’ Canada will join U.S. crewed mission to the moon: minister

Canada will send an astronaut to orbit the moon in 2023 as part of NASA’s Artemis II mission to the Earth’s nearest neighbour, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne said Thursday. “It’s official!,” Champagne tweeted, “Canada will join »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada, Australia to coordinate efforts to make web giants pay for news

Canada and Australia agreed to coordinate their efforts to get web giants to pay for news during Tuesday’s phone call between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison. A readout of the phone call between the »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

‘Good bacteria’ in breast milk changes with time: study

Beneficial bacteria are passed from mother to baby through breast feeding and scientists have found mother’s milk changes significantly over time, possibly boosting the baby’s immunity and metabolism. Researchers say the finding suggests that mother’s milk “could act like a »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada’s pioneering Bitcoin ETFs ‘raging success,’ says Bloomberg

Even though Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday after the price for a single unit of the digital currency surged to a record $58,354 US a day earlier, investors were still flocking to the world’s first bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF), »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Funds will help bring Canadian arts to the world

Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on performing arts in Canada, the government has announced special funding to benefit The Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The sum of $644,372 will be used to install »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#5 An AI Bubble?

Some researchers, such as Yves Gingras, are quite skeptical about the place of Montreal in the global AI landscape.  In his study, Professor Gingras has revealed many interesting and sometimes disturbing aspects of the Montreal ecosystem.  We confronted his point »