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Researchers Discover Surprising Role for Water in Energy Storage

Researchers Discover Surprising Role for Water in Energy Storage

​Researchers from North Carolina State University, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Texas A&M University made a surprising discovery while studying crystalline tungsten oxide dihydrate, a material that is comprised of layers separated by atomically thin layers of water. According to the researchers, the material has great potential for energy storage technologies. They also discovered… Continue Reading

Google Increasing Artificial Intelligence in Military Spy Drones

Google Increasing Artificial Intelligence in Military Spy Drones

Google recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense in an effort to aid in the development of smarter drone software. The company is equipping the government agency with machine-learning software that will improve functionality and help computers to better detect objects in surveillance drone footage. The partnership is part of an initiative called Project… Continue Reading

Industrial Control System Security Essential to Businesses

Industrial Control System Security Essential to Businesses

The global market has experienced tremendous growth in automation and industry. A key factor in this growth is the Industrial Internet of Things. The IIoT allows operators to connect to multiple devices and control systems through wireless networks. Industrial control systems (ICS) are beneficial to businesses, especially those requiring constant monitoring of their assets such… Continue Reading

Small business tax rate cut to 3.5 percent will only partially mitigate impact of minimum wage increases, both set for January 1 in Ontario

Small business tax rate cut to 3.5 percent will only partially mitigate impact of minimum wage increases, both set for January 1 in Ontario

Premier Wynne of Ontario was clear that the new small business tax rate of 3.5%, set to come on January 1, 2018, was not meant to offset the impact of a higher minimum wage totally: “There was never a commitment to offset the increases in minimum wage. I was very clear that that was not… Continue Reading

Latest Update on KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack): the flaw in WPA2 protocal for WIFI systems

Latest Update on KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack): the flaw in WPA2 protocal for WIFI systems

Belgian researchers, Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens — who recently issued warnings concerning a bug in the WPA2 protocol, a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications — have made tools available to “detect whether an implementaiton of the 4-way handshake… is vulnerable to key reinstallation attacks.” Standard protocols, such as “changing the password” will… Continue Reading

Toronto an ideal location for Amazon HQ 2: If Amazon needs to hire tech employees, GTA and Canada has the edge

Toronto an ideal location for Amazon HQ 2: If Amazon needs to hire tech employees, GTA and Canada has the edge

Although cities all over North America are aggressively show-casing their cities — some of them resorting to strange “look at us” tactics — Toronto’s pitch for the much-desired Amazon HQ2 may be simpler and more enticing. In a nutshell — people.     Although there are tech prospective employees in the U.S., the current immigration policy… Continue Reading

Thunder Child, the unsinkable boat? Self-righting, wavepiercing interceptor engineered to be the perfect boat for offshore patrol

Thunder Child, the unsinkable boat? Self-righting, wavepiercing interceptor engineered to be the perfect boat for offshore patrol

There’s something awe-inspiring about seeing the Thunder Child interceptor patrol boat break through waves, then leap out of the water like a dolphin. Even more amazing is its performance in a rollover. Not only can Thunder Child pierce the waves, she can also recover from full capsize thanks to a fully buoyant and water-tight cabin… Continue Reading

Robots save lives: robot fire-fighters take on explosive situations. SAFFiR shows how they can be ultimately be autonomous.

Robots save lives: robot fire-fighters take on explosive situations. SAFFiR shows how they can be ultimately be autonomous.

Elon Musk may be leading the call to ban killer robots, but there are definitely life-endangering situations where robots are a must. In dangerous situations such as firefighting or bomb disposal, where the site may be literally explosive, sending in five or six semi-smart robots may not only put out the fire faster, it could… Continue Reading

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