A Montreal tech company is hoping to inject a little modernization into one of Canada’s oldest games.
At first glance, there’s not much high-tech about curling – all it takes is some brooms, 40-lb rocks and ice, but that’s something that IntelliSports co-founder John Morris wants to change.
“Technology in curling has barely existed in the last five years. We’ve seen some innovation with the brooms but it’s scant,” he said.Read more
Many restaurants across the province are choosing to pull salads with romaine lettuce from their menus, in light of a E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy greens, but one Moncton bistro isn't worried about its caesar salad.
The Public Health Agency of Canada said there have been five cases of E. coli infections in New Brunswick when it announced a national outbreak in mid-December.
Health Canada has confirmed 41 E. coli infections across the country, and the agency has linked the illness to romaine lettuce, but it still hasn't found the specific supplier as the source of the outbreak.Read more
While 2017 may already seem like a distant memory, it was certainly a year to remember for the Stockholm tech startup scene.
And as the new year kicks off, it will be exciting to see how Stockholm's entrepreneurial ecosystem builds on the accomplishments of the city's startup scene in 2017.Read more
Unlike our fleshy human bodies, when trees break a limb, they don’t have casts put on their branches. The vital secret of plant structures lies in the cellulose – the cell walls of the organism – that form the scaffolding to rebuild what’s broken.
Ottawa startup Spiderwort believes it can take these structures found in nature and apply them to the human body with biomaterials that could regrow skin, bones and even spinal tissue – without the fear of rejection.Read more
A new form of artificial intelligence (AI) that doesn’t need internet access could become a powerful healthcare tool, according to one of its creators.
Researchers and technicians from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada recently presented the potentially groundbreaking new deep learning AI technology at the International Conference for Computer Vision in Venice, Italy. The team made the AI less reliant on iCloud and Wi-Fi systems, using deep intelligence that mimics nature by incorporating “sexual evolutionary synthesis” to improve deep neural networks, according to the study.Read more
You can’t find parking. You circle the block, twisting your head as you look for an open spot, but nothing emerges.
One Israeli start-up is solving this frustration. Using real-time data, Tel Aviv-based sPARK recommends parking near a driver’s destination, including on-street, offstreet and commercial garage options.
What differentiates the firm from other navigation and parking services, is its focus on the best nearby parking spots instead of on the driver’s destination.Read more
In just a few months, an emerging startup in Stockholm will attempt to change how urban farmers think about sustainability—and how building owners can benefit from being eco-friendly. A Swedish company called Plantagon is expected to open a basement farm under a 26-floor office tower in the city without paying a cent in rent.
How? If all goes according to plan, the heat from the LED lights helping to nourish the plants will be vented to the rest of the building, covering heating costs that are nearly three times the amount the building’s owners would charge to lease the space.Read more
The Tallinn city government is to start testing a self-driving bus performing the so-called last mile in 2018, informs LETA/BNS.
It was decided at Wednesday's city government sitting that a proposal would be submitted to the council to participate in transitioning to the environmentally friendly Baltic Sea project of using self-driving buses for the last mile service, the city government said.Read more
Mayor John Tory has announced that the City of Toronto is launching two smart traffic signal pilot projects to test the latest adaptive traffic management technologies, in order to evaluate which of two rival systems is most suitable for Canada’s largest city.
As its fourth largest city, Toronto was the first in North America to deploy a computerized traffic signal control system when it introduced the technology in the 1960s. The city currently uses a mix of earlier generation traffic systems, some of which are over 20 years old, to control about 2,400 traffic signals.Read more
The auto industry's past and present co-exist with its high-tech future on opposite corners of an intersection in Stratford, Ont. If the research being conducted on the southeastern corner achieves its ultimate goal, what's happening on the northwestern side will no longer be necessary.
Computer-chip manufacturer Renesas Electronics Corp. is testing an autonomous vehicle on a dedicated track on the southeastern corner.
On the opposite corner of the crossing, where Lorne Avenue meets Romeo Street – this is, after all, the home of a Shakespearean festival – Lorne Ave. Salvage Yard & Recycling reclaims what it can from wrecked vehicles.Read more