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International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Privacy commissioners call facial recognition service illegal

Canada’s privacy commissioner and three of his provincial counterparts say a facial recognition tool sold by  technology company Clearview constitutes mass surveillance and is illegal in Canada. “It is an affront to individuals’ privacy rights and inflicts broad-based harm on »

Environment & Animal Life

Data from space can help protect endangered whale species

The Canadian Space Agency is going to be using satellite technology and data to help the country monitor and protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In a press release from the Canadian Space Agency on Tuesday, the federal government »

Indigenous, Society

Report urges better math and science education for Indigenous students

Many high schools in northern Canada and remote Indigenous communities need to do a better job of teaching science and math skills to Indigenous students to prepare them for post-secondary education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian company to help track satellites and ‘space junk’

If you counted all the satellites put into space since ‘Sputnik’ in 1957, you’d find that about half of them, roughly 5,000 are still up there speeding around the Earth in various trajectories and at various heights.  Added to this »

Internet, Science & Technology

Quebec company partners with Dell to expand reach of immersive learning spaces

Quebec based company Lü Interactive Playground announced yesterday that it is partnering with Dell Technologies to begin implementing interactive and immersive learning to schools around the world. Using giant projectors, sounds systems and 3D cameras, Lü Interactive Playground is able »

usb charger

Internet, Science & Technology

USB wall chargers subject to recall in Canada

Health Canada has warned Canadians to pay attention when buying USB wall chargers. Several of them are being subject to a recall after a test by Health Canada revealed that some of them can cause burns, shocks or be a »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian company releases guide on teaching basics of artificial intelligence

A Canadian science and technology company named Actua has released an AI Education Handbook that guides teachers on how to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to elementary and high school students. “AI is an emerging technology that will be »

Economy, International

Canada joins U.S.-led efforts to break free of China’s rare minerals chokehold

Canada has joined a U.S.-led international effort to reduce global reliance on China’s supply of minerals that are essential for the high-tech industry to produce everything from lithium batteries for electric cars, to smartphones and computers, wind turbines and fighter »

Longform

The Arctic railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?

INARI, Finland – Jussa Seurujarvi, a 23-year-old Indigenous Saami reindeer herder, still remembers the relief he felt when the proposed Arctic railway, a massive infrastructure project that would have stretched across northern Finland into Norway, was nixed by a report »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Study outlines plan to develop clean hydrogen supply network in B.C.

For many, hydrogen cars are the future. But how far are we from seeing them on Canadian roads? This is a question that researchers at the University of British Columbia have begun to answer by developing a hydrogen supply chain »