P.E.I. Rum Runners donate $50K to make children’s wishes come true

Old-timers hockey team made up of Islanders has raised $1.3M over 13 years A big donation is on its way to the P.E.I. Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation from a group of Islanders who now live in Calgary. The P.E.I. Rum Runners, a Calgary hockey team made up of Islanders, are donating $50,000 to […]

Engineering design to begin on Sydney harbour sewage cleanup

‘It’s a multi-year endeavour that will be complicated, but I think we’ll be all right’ A project to stop raw sewage from flowing into part of Sydney harbour is going to get underway this summer, three years after it was first announced. Cape Breton Regional Municipality is hiring an engineering design consultant for what is […]

Sask. students among 50 in Canada to receive $100K scholarships

Schulich Leader Scholarship is for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math Saskatchewan students are among 50 in Canada to receive $100,000 scholarships in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. The Schulich Leader Scholarship is awarded annually to 50 high school graduates enrolling in STEM undergraduate programs at 20 partner […]

World’s tiniest ‘computer’ makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn’t think scientists would let IBM’s “world’s smallest computer” boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing ‘computer’ measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM’s former record-setter. It’s so small that one grain of rice seems gigantic in comparison — and it’s […]

Scientists are building a DNA database to fight illegal logging

DNA evidence could put criminals behind bars, but only if there’s something to compare it to. That’s why a project that aims to combat illegal logging is now building a DNA database of trees, which could help authorities determine if logs being sold on the market were taken from protected areas. The initiative, a collaboration […]

Google adds anti-tampering DRM to Android apps in the Play Store

It’s intended to prevent malware, but it might have further implications. Google has made a small change to Play Store apps that could prove a significant help to the security of your Android phone. The company is now adding a “small amount” of security metadata to Android APKs to be sure that they were distributed […]

Cell-sized ‘microlasers’ could regulate brain activity

They can emit a beam for hours at a time, even inside your body. Scientists have spent years creating ever-smaller lasers. Berkeley Lab’s latest invention, however, is something special — and could lead to a significant change in medicine. An international team at the school has developed “microlasers” that are smaller than a red blood […]

Home Depot’s $1.2 Billion Investment to Amazon-Proof Its Business

Over the past several years, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) has consistently used technology to counter potential disruptors, such as Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), while staying several steps ahead of traditional rivals like Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW). With ideas like its e-commerce operation known as One Home Depot, and its innovative use of big data, Home Depot […]

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Wishing will not bring riches. — Napolean Hill This quote from self-help author Napolean Hill is (pardon the pun) right on the money. You have to do something other than wish for it in order to become rich. But what something should you do? One way to achieve wealth is by buying stocks. Of course, […]

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