Three years ago today, oil traded at nearly $107 US a barrel. Things were looking pretty bright in Calgary that summer day. The city was rebuilding from the flood the year before, the job market was tight, salaries high, the real estate market was busy and prices buoyant.
However, by the end of the market day, oil had lost a little more than a dollar, beginning the brutal climbdown that pushed Alberta into an agonizing recession.Read more
HELSINKI, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The EU Commissioner responsible for Arctic policies, Karmenu Vella, on Thursday underlined the impact of Arctic development for the whole world.
Vella spoke at the opening of the first ever EU Arctic Forum in Oulu, Northern Finland. Vella noted that the Arctic region keeps warming at twice the speed the rest of the globe, local Oulu newspaper Kaleva reported.Read more
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A French Canadian student and videographer has captured the beauty of Taipei over the course of half a year with his hyperlapse video of major landmarks in Taiwan's capital titled "Taipei in Motion."
The videographer, Brendan Riley, 26, a dual Canadian and French national, who is wrapping up a one-year Chinese language program at National Taiwan University, shot the film from August 2016 to March 2017.Read more
Montreal will host mayors from some of the world’s biggest city on Monday for the 12th Metropolis World Congress. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is the group’s president.
More than 140 mayors and 1,000 international and local delegates, including elected officials, experts, city planners, business leaders, private and public corporations, and NGOS, are expected to attend the event, which will be held at the Palais des congrès from June 19 to 22.Read more
Australia: Smart Technology drives prosperity and liveability: City Digital Transformation agenda for Ipswich
Ipswich City Council has been selected to trial the largest 'intelligent vehicle' on-road testing program in Australia. The driverless and connected trial will involve 500 Ipswich motorists having their vehicles retrofitted with cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) technology.
Ipswich was selected to trial vehicles and infrastructure that can talk to one another, as well as to test cooperative and highly-automated vehicles on South East Queensland roads, as part of a State Government plan to ensure the State was tech-ready for the future.Read more
The Technical University in Eindhoven, working with construction company BAM, started 3D printing a bicycle bridge this weekend. The bridge is the first of its kind in the world and is printed with pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, according to NOS.
TU Eindhoven professor Theo Salet called the process very exciting and stressful. "Stressful because the work you do is being put into practice for the first time. It must be safe." He said. "A lot has been done to investigate how the material behaves and how it will behave if it forms a real construction. So this step, from the laboratory to something that is used in practice, is very beautiful, but also stressful."Read more
On September 7, for the first time, the Swedish capital will host a large conference dedicated to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm.
The event is a part of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, which is the first and the largest network of crypto conferences in Europe. The organizer is Smile-Expo that holds similar events in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Russia, and Ukraine.Read more
Over 1.3 million people call the Ottawa area home, making it the fifth-largest city area in Canada. Incorporated in 1855 but actually founded in 1826 under a different name, Ottawa regularly makes the list of most livable cities. Not just in Canada or North America, but the world.
Thanks to a number of universities and cultural institutions, the city’s population has earned the tag of “most educated” in Canada. National capitals become the focus of considerable financial and political attention, but rarely does that translate to innovation and creativity like is has in Ottawa.Read more
Hospital navigation with augmented reality brought victory in 5G-Hackathon
“We will strive to get our application implemented here in Oulu, in India and all around the world”, says Pranav Jain from the winning team.
The Oulu 5GFWD Hackathon Grand Prix prize winning app, Navify, helps people to navigate with augmented reality. The solution can also be used to build for example a system of autonomous robots delivering parcels to the right places in large building complexes.Read more
A new public-private partnership entered by Ohio State University (OSU) and the city of Dublin, Ohio, is bringing new connected and self-driving vehicle research to the state’s Smart Mobility Corridor.
A partnership between Dublin, OSU, the Transportation Research Center (TRC), and the Intel-owned software firm Wind River will look to “develop strategies and technologies that safely and securely increase the pace, quality, development, testing, and deployment of self-driving and other connected vehicle technologies,” according to a June 7 announcement from Wind River. The alliance builds on two years of self-driving vehicle technology research in Ohio, a state that has begun to make a name for itself in an emerging technology sector.Read more