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Startups emerging in the restoration and reforestation economy

It's estimated that globally, 15 billion trees are cut down every year, and that's more than 41 million trees every day. At that rate of deforestation, it's hard to imagine how long it would take to replace trees if we relied on hand-planting alone.

Natural Cycles birth control app under fire over pregnancies

Remember the Natural Cycles Smartphone app that came out last year? It was certified by the European Union and was the only app to be called a form of "contraception" in Europe. The start-up company is now under fire for 37 unwanted pregnancies.

TransCanada secures contracts to move forward with Keystone construction

Montr - Canadian energy company TransCanada has secured 20-year oil supply contracts allowing it to move forward with the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, it announced Thursday in a statement.

Morgan Stanley is jumping on the bitcoin futures bandwagon

Morgan Stanley is clearing bitcoin futures trades for clients, according to Bloomberg News. It joins rival Goldman Sachs and a number of large brokerages.

Israel unveils details of new underground wall along Gaza Strip

Kissufim - The Israeli army on Thursday revealed details of a massive underground barrier being built along the border with the Gaza Strip in a bid to neutralise the threat of Palestinian attack tunnels.

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

Sydney - A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.

Urban e-waste data platform could help in recycling minerals

A group of 17 organizations on Wednesday launched an online database for 'urban mining' detailing precious raw materials slumbering in discarded batteries, electronics, and cars across the E.U.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Washington - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard Wednesday.

Top AI institutions launch hub to showcase Canada's leadership

Next Canada has launched a web platform to deliver important communication tools to Canada's growing artificial intelligence community. will host the latest news and events impacting the Canadian AI sector.

Scientists identify what killed millions in 16th century Mexico

In 1545, an epidemic known as “cocoliztli,” an Aztec Nahuatl word for “pestilence," swept through large areas of Guatemala and Mexico. The disease caused high fevers, headaches, bleeding from the eyes, mouth, and nose, ending in death.

Brick-and-mortar stores using sensors to track customer activity

Milwaukee - Brick-and-mortar retailers, regardless of size are picking up on new technologies to track their customers' activities while shopping so they can keep up with the likes of online giant, Amazon.

3D survey solutions using AI could change undersea inspections

Subsea technology company Rovco has secured Innovate UK funding to develop a 3D visualization system as part of a two-part artificial intelligence demonstrator project potentially worth £1.0 million (US$1.35 million).

Segway Robotics' Loomo want to be your mobile companion Special

Segway Robotics' Loomo is far more than the typical rideable Segway. Once you step off Loomo, with the push of a button or a voice command, it transforms from a rideable into a friendly robot.

Dell selling jewelry with reclaimed gold from e-waste

Las Vegas - Dell, well-known for its computers, has launched a new jewelry line, announcing a limited-edition jewelry collection made from gold mined from recycled motherboards.

'Cute' robots have invaded CES 2018 and they are a big hit

It's a given that visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show will see robots - from robots that clean your floors to those who can help out around the home. But this year at CES 2018, there are a few surprises that have grabbed everyone's attention.

Top innovations to track your health at CES 2018

Health and fitness wearables are one of the hot subjects at this year's CES. The selection of innovative gadgets and apps is huge, and some of the most promising ones are innovating the health sector.

Robomart is a convenience store that comes to your door

Santa Clara - Santa Clara, California-based startup Robomart is a self-driving store that brings the groceries, produce, baked goods and prepared foods of the supermarket to consumers' doorsteps. Consumers will simply tap a button to request the closest Robomart.

Samsung and Harman unveil DRVLINE autonomous platform at CES 2018

Las Vegas - Samsung did things a bit differently at CES 2018 than what we have come to expect from the electronics and technology giant in years past. Instead of focusing on product after product, it is giving us a vision of the "intelligence of things."

Tech a new religion at consumer gadget extravaganza

Las Vegas - Tech is the new religion, offering hope of salvation in a troubled world as industry leaders converge in Las Vegas this week.Technology will not just help us communicate better and give us bolder and brighter screens.

Human spaceflight to return to Florida's Space Coast in 2018

Cape Canaveral - U.S. Space Agency, NASA announced on Thursday its industry partners, Boeing and SpaceX, are targeting the return of human spaceflight for Florida’s Space Coast in 2018.

Space 2018: China mission will create miniature ecosystem on Moon

Beijing - If all goes according to plan, China may become a new world leader in Lunar exploration. China's space program is preparing to launch a lunar probe, lander, and rover in the first half of 2018, hopefully making a landing on the far side of the Moon.

Significant corporate investment in 3D printing

Many technology companies have shifted focus to artificial intelligence, automation to advanced materials. These areas are of importance, yet other corporations have chosen to make 3D printing the priority.

Apple and Microsoft make key acquistions

This week saw Apple acquire Canada-based Buddybuild, a cloud service for building, testing, and deploying mobile apps and Microsoft purchased cloud solutions and data platform Avere Systems.

CES 2018 should be bigger and better than last year's show

Las Vegas - About 4,500 companies and organizations will be attending the CES consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada next week. Companies with well-known names down to hundreds of startups will be in attendance, hoping to be this year's big winner.

Intel was aware of chip bug when CEO sold off millions in stock

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sold off $24 million worth of stock and options in the company in late November. The stock sale came after Google had informed Intel of a significant vulnerability in its chips — a flaw that became public only this week.

Shenzhen, China — World's first city with all-electric bus fleet

Shenzhen - On December 27, 2017, the Shenzhen, China municipal transport commission announced it had completed the transition of its bus fleet to 100 percent electric buses.

From wearable sensors to AI: The future of business technology Special

What does 2018 and beyond have in store for business technology? John Schwarz, the Co-Founder and CEO of Visier provides some insights.

The Chevy Bolt is completely crushing the Tesla Model 3

Chevy sold over 3,000 Bolts in December. Tesla will likely sell fewer Model 3's than that for the entire fourth quarter. If the sales trend continues, Chevy could be selling 5,000 Bolts per month by mid-to-late 2018.

China's Ant Financial drops MoneyGram deal as US approval fails

Bejing - Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese internet titan Alibaba, has been forced to abandon a $1.2 billion deal to buy US remittances firm MoneyGram after failing to get approval from regulators in Washington.

China's waste ban goes into effect — No more 'foreign garbage'

With China's waste import ban going into effect, nations like the U.S. and UK will have to deal with mountains of recyclables as solid waste departments, haulers, recyclers, and other stakeholders seek to find new options for recyclable products.
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