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Blockchain helps pharma with product traceability

KPMG, IBM, Merck and Walmart published the results from an FDA pilot program conducted to evaluate the use of blockchain to track and trace prescription drugs. The pilot was reported to be successful.

COVID-19: How companies are shifting to meet new demands

COVID-19 is requiring many companies to shift their business model to meet new demands. We looks at some examples of how companies that are getting creative to help the medical industry during this crisis.

Op-Ed: How the COVID-19 pandemic lead to a spike in creativity

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyone's world upside-down, yet the human need to create, to perform, or think of something in a way that has not been done before is alive and well.

IBM Research breakthroughs: Nanosheet to Phase-Change Memory

San Fransisco - At the IEDM conference IBM Research unveiled several scientific breakthroughs, including research in nanosheet technology, Phase-Change Memory, Electro-Chemical Random-Access Memory, and new algorithms to improve the accuracy of AI predictions.

Key business technology predictions to look forward to in 2020 Special

From the hybrid cloud to machine learning innovations, Alluxio has provided some key 2020 Technology Predictions, formulated by of Haoyuan Li, founder and CTO, Alluxio, for Digital Journal readers.

LogRhythm's 2020 technology predictions Special

How can bias inherent within artificial intelligence be overcome? How can biometric data be properly controlled? Will ransomware threats continue to plague businesses? These are among the key businesses tech trends for 2020.

Citrix says 2020 will be a year of experience-driven innovation

Emboldened by the tightest labour market the world has ever seen, employees are demanding a simpler, smarter, more flexible way to work. And in 2020, it looks as if they will get it, according to Citrix.

International survey looks into the R&D and innovation landscape

Ayming, the global business performance consultancy specializing in innovation, has issued a report titled International Innovation Barometer 2020. The report notes the importance of seeking employees with the right talents to ensure innovation success.

What's made the list of transformational technologies for 2020?

Lux Research's new "20 for 20” list highlights the technologies and trends that will transform the way we live, work, and play over the next decade.

Q&A: Is R&D in the cloud dead?

The use of open-source community can spur innovation across cloud providers; plus using a multi-cloud system to reap the benefits of applications developed in multiple cloud infrastructures, according to Grant Kirkwood, Unitas Global.

Stomach 'portholes' in cows draw ire of French activists

Paris - A French animal rights group published unsettling images Thursday of cows with a plastic "porthole" surgically inserted into their sides to allow access to their stomach contents, rekindling a debate over the welfare of animals in industrial farming.

Toronto solidifies its place in tech world with Collision

Hosting the Collision tech conference is a real coup for Toronto and Canada as 2019 marked the first time it was held outside the United States. The conference wrapped up on May 23, following a four-day showcase of Canadian and international innovation.

Collision Toronto to feature innovative and disruptive startups

Collision, one of the world’s biggest tech conferences, is coming to Toronto's Enercare Centre May 20 - 23. The conference will bring together over 25,000 attendees in what has become the fastest-growing tech conference in North America.

Innovation takes center stage at first Toronto blockchain event

Toronto - Toronto is rapidly emerging as a major blockchain industry hub. This has led to the first blockchain conference to be convened in the city to be organized. The event will run between April 22 and 28th, 2019.

Getting a glimpse of the future at Geneva International Auto Show

Geneva - Car-makers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year's Geneva International Motor Show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry facing serious challenges on several fronts.

Need a great stocking stuffer? Try a 'shoelace system'

Shoelaces are a staple of civilization that hasn't changed much over the centuries. But this centuries-old tech has been re-imagined by entrepreneurs with an eye on fashion, fitness, and health.

The big graphene innovations you need to know about

Every month a new development using the ‘wonder material’ graphene is presented. Digital Journal has picked three recent research highlights that showcase the growing potential of graphene.

IKEA and Accenture are following in Google's footsteps

Home Depot, IKEA, and Accenture are examples of major companies with innovation labs. Alphabet, Google's parent company, has a famous innovation lab called X.

Industry-research collaboration highlights printable solar panels

An Australian physicist is leading a push to pioneer a new type of low-cost solar energy he believes could make signing up for energy accounts as straightforward as signing up for a mobile phone plan.

Connection Silicon Valley launches innovation series for VPs

Silicon Valley is world-renowned for producing some of the best startups and scaleups on the planet. And now, Connection Silicon Valley is helping to bring some of this innovative expertise to Canada.

Canadian hyperloop firm — Government needs to support innovation

Toronto - A Canadian hyperloop company is threatening to relocate its headquarters to Europe unless it secures political support at home for its technology.

A world first — Battery storage on offshore floating wind farm

Aberdeen - A battery designed to store energy generated by the Hywind floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland was successfully installed on June 27 and is being hailed as a "world first" by developers Masdar and Equinor (formerly Statoil).

Retailers experimenting with blue lights to deter drug use

Wilkes Barre - Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up.

RemoveDEBRIS satellite to begin tests in collecting space junk

The RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft which will demonstrate a range of innovative technologies to clean up space debris has now been deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) and will soon begin its experiments in orbit.

The race for asteroid-mining worth trillions is on

Space, the final frontier, is now being eyed by a new breed of space companies who want to boldly go where the big money reportedly can be found — in asteroids.

Interview: Leader’s view on Canadian tech centers Special

Toronto - Toronto Technology Centre is growing hub of innovation and talent. To harness this potential help and direction are required. Key leader and opinion former Shawn Malhothra provides expert commentary.

Elevate grows up — What's next for Canada’s tech week?

The Elevate Tech festival is only one year old, but after watching this week’s launch event at Shopify’s Toronto HQ, it appears that Canada’s largest tech festival has grown by leaps and bounds.

Ten teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from carbon dioxide that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch.

Greek innovation drive catches Tesla's attention

Atenas - When a group of Greek students dreamt up the Pyrforos electric vehicle, they never imagined their futuristic, energy-efficient invention would inspire US automaker Tesla to invest in their crisis-hit country.

Two months left to submit plan for Canada's Smart City Challenge

Ontario - Infrastructure Canada's long-awaited "Smart City Challenge" is now in full swing across the country and already, communities and green-groups are gathering input and ideas from citizens for their funding bid to the federal government.
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