Tag: Technology & Science

  • Eliminate the nightmares of social media scheduling!

    Eliminate the nightmares of social media scheduling!

    The advancement of technology and the Internet has brought many changes to us all, both on a personal level and on a business level. While many in the business sector are struggling to get up to speed with the multitude of tools and options which are available to them, some are enjoying the ever changing […]

  • A Sparkling Opportunity

    A Sparkling Opportunity

    By Karen Simmons Canada is the world’s 3rd largest diamond producer and the Diamond Bourse, the hub for the diamond industry with headquarters in 30 major countries around the world, Canada’s office is in Toronto, Ontario and is the only all inclusive bourse in the world.  The BIG IDEA is to put Alberta on the map […]

  • When to Upgrade your Tablet

    When to Upgrade your Tablet

    A tech favourite for those young and old alike, tablets are a lighter, bag-friendly option for playing apps, reading books and news, watching videos, and surfing the web. They’re also great for students and others who are on the go and offer many of the same features you would find on a laptop while providing […]

  • Learn to Shoot Photos of Meteors

    Learn to Shoot Photos of Meteors

    Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.. By Henry Shaw of SummersMagic Photography in Baltimore, Maryland. [Editor’s Note: Meteor showers are going on now and will last through mid-August! We’ve already been getting […]

  • Watchers Spy Rare White Whale Migaloo

    Watchers Spy Rare White Whale Migaloo

    By Deborah Byrd in EARTH | July 27, 2016 Not all experts agree that the white whale spotted off Australia’s east coast on Tuesday was the beloved Migaloo. But most are adamant it was. Rare white whale – believed to be the whale known as Migaloo – and a friend making their way northward along […]

  • Leading the Fight Against Hepatitis

    Leading the Fight Against Hepatitis

    UAlberta is recognized as a global leader in viral hepatitis research, making discoveries that change lives. Every day, 4,000 people die from chronic viral hepatitis. More than 400 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C worldwide. By comparison, there are between 35 and 40 million HIV carriers around the world. Despite vaccines for […]

  • EarthSky’s Top 10 Tips for Meteor-Watchers

    EarthSky’s Top 10 Tips for Meteor-Watchers

    By EarthSky in ASTRONOMY ESSENTIALS | SPACE | July 29, 2016   How to watch a meteor shower. Tips for beginners. Your goal: to observe a meteor shower. You read an article about an upcoming meteor shower, and you want to see as many meteors as possible. You want to see the sky rain meteors […]

  • Minister Hehr Announces Contract Award for New Resource for Veterans’ Caregivers

    Minister Hehr Announces Contract Award for New Resource for Veterans’ Caregivers

    Online interactive tool will help caregivers support themselves and their loved ones while undergoing treatment and recovery Ottawa — The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced the successful bidder for a contract to develop a new online tool that will help caregivers of Veterans with physical and […]

  • Calgary Police Service: Gotta Catch ‘Em All Pokemon Go Safety Precautions

    Calgary Police Service: Gotta Catch ‘Em All Pokemon Go Safety Precautions

    In the past couple of days, staff members at Calgary Police Headquarters began reporting a presence of suspicious creatures and shadowy figures lurking along the corridors. Constable Mark Smith initiated an investigation and found the culprits to be a Psyduck and a Weedle. The #Psyduck was safely captured into a Poké Ball but #Weedle managed […]

  • Prince Harry Raises Awareness of HIV with bioLytical’s INSTI

    Prince Harry Raises Awareness of HIV with bioLytical’s INSTI

    RICHMOND, BC, /CNW/ – bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a world leader in rapid infectious disease tests and developer of the 60 second INSTI® HIV test, commends Prince Harry for drawing attention to the fight against HIV. Prince Harry took the INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test at Guy and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London live on The Royal […]

  • Researchers Recreate 1st Steps on Dry Land

    Researchers Recreate 1st Steps on Dry Land

    By Deborah Byrd in EARTH | July 16, 2016 In a groundbreaking study, researchers explored a key evolutionary transition – from animals living in water to living on land – using a robot called MuddyBot. Was a tail needed for ancient vertebrates to make the first steps from water onto dry land? That’s one of […]

  • Two Juniors from the Highwood Golf & Country Club Competing in Championship Semi-Final

    Two Juniors from the Highwood Golf & Country Club Competing in Championship Semi-Final

    Two junior golfers playing from the Highwood Golf & Country Club are competing in the semi-finals of the 2016 Alberta Amateur PAIRSGolf Junior Championship. This is the first year this championship competition is being held. Winners of the semi-final will move on to the finals. The Champions will be determined before the end of July. […]

  • Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Learn from scientists and historians working in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Waterton Lakes National Park Parks Canada and the U.S. National Park Service will host the 13th annual Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day at the Falls Theatre (near Cameron Falls) in Waterton Lakes National Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. This international event, held annually […]

  • Yukon Gold Mine Yields Ancient Horse Fossil

    Yukon Gold Mine Yields Ancient Horse Fossil

    700,000-year-old fossil discovered in Yukon permafrost yields genome world record. June 26, 2013 (Edmonton) When University of Alberta researcher Duane Froese found an unusually large horse fossil in the Yukon permafrost, he knew it was important. Now, in a new study published in the journal Nature, this fossil is rewriting the story of equine evolution […]

  • Ride with Juno into Jupiter Orbit

    Ride with Juno into Jupiter Orbit

    By Deborah Byrd and Eleanor Imster in HUMAN WORLD | SPACE | July 4, 2016 How to watch online as the Juno spacecraft begins orbiting our solar system’s biggest, baddest planet on July 4 at 8:18 p.m. PDT (July 5 at 0318 UTC). On Monday – July 4, 2016 – NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fire […]