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A Tribute to the Life and Works of Stephen Hawking

A Tribute to the Life and Works of Stephen Hawking

The world is mourning the recent passing of Stephen Hawking at the age of 76, following a long battle with a debilitating neurodegenerative condition that left him paralyzed. The renowned physicist has made a lasting impression on those who knew him, as well as scientists around the globe. “The world has lost a beautiful mind… Continue Reading

Amazon HQ2 Decision-Makers Are Watching

Amazon HQ2 Decision-Makers Are Watching

Twenty North American cities await Amazon’s decision with excitement and nervous anticipation. The finalist cities have begun to watch the online retail giant for any sign of favour, in the hopes that they may be chosen for the company’s second headquarters. Meanwhile, Amazon is also watching these cities and sizing them up for hosting potential.… Continue Reading

Amazon Narrows Down HQ2 Candidates Toronto Named as Only Canadian City to Make the List

Amazon Narrows Down HQ2 Candidates Toronto Named as Only Canadian City to Make the List

  Amazon announced on Thursday that the list of candidates for a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The finalists were chosen from 238 applicants representing locations across North America. Of those 238 applicants, 20 were chosen for Amazon’s short list. Only one Canadian city made the list… Toronto. Amazon has met criticism for its public bidding… Continue Reading

Container Market Coming to Toronto

Container Market Coming to Toronto

Toronto will soon be welcoming an innovative new market, dubbed an “experience of curated discovery.” The Stackt Shipping Container Market will be opening at Front and Bathurst streets, in a previously vacant 9,290-square-metre lot. The market, developed by Matt Rubinoff and Tyler Keenan, will be a modular, shipping-container marketplace designed for gathering, programming, retail, and… Continue Reading

November Nonfarm Payrolls Data

November Nonfarm Payrolls Data

  ​The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released data from the Current Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics survey (establishment survey). The household survey provides information on employment and unemployment and is a sample survey of 60,000 eligible households. The establishment survey provides information on employment, hours, and earnings of employees on… Continue Reading

Canada-China Free Trade Talks

Canada-China Free Trade Talks

The Game Plan ​Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently visited Beijing in an effort to forge a partnership with China. The fair trade talks were under way after his arrival on the 4th of December, and the prime minister hoped to attract Chinese investors and have economic relations move forward. ​Senior government officials stated that the… Continue Reading

Ultrasound Technology for Amputees

Ultrasound Technology for Amputees

Ultrasound Technology Helps Amputees Gain Control of Prosthetics ​George Mason University researchers are developing cutting-edge ultrasound technology thanks to new research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. The technology will be used to help amputees gain control of prosthetics. ​Mason Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering associate professor Siddhartha Sikdar stated, “Our… Continue Reading

Toronto-Area Mayors Ramp Up GTA Tech Scene

Toronto-Area Mayors Ramp Up GTA Tech Scene

​ Mayor John Tory, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and the regional chairs of Durham and York on a promotional blitz intended to attract technology and innovation businesses to the Greater Toronto Area. Global Toronto CEO Toby Lennox said, “Every now and then we’re going to want mayors and chairs to meet… Continue Reading

Smart Bandage

Smart Bandage

A New Medical Development that Changes the Way We Heal ​A team effort by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School, and MIT culminated in a revolutionary new breakthrough that could result in faster healing of chronic wounds. ​The researchers developed a bandage which consists of electrically conductive fibers. Each bandage’s fibers are… Continue Reading

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