Hashtag Trending – Amazon partners with Best Buy; Blockchain may help space travel; Abu Dhabi to get hyperloop by 2020

Amazon has a new partnership with Best Buy, NASA is looking at blockchain technology as a way to help with deep space travel, and Abu Dhabi is getting an operational hyperloop by 2020.

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

HP printer gets the green light for use aboard the International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) print more than two reams of paper per month, and HP’s latest custom printer is NASA’s choice for all of their printing needs in space. But

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Alex Coop

Canada Post’s newest stamp features IT in space

Thirty-six years after its unveiling, the Canadarm remains one of our country's premier technological achievements, notable enough to warrant a place in Canada Post's Canada 150 series. The latest stamp in the crown

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

SingularityU is seeking Canadian entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers with brilliant innovations

For the second time in our country,  The Canadian Global Impact Competition  will take place next month. This is a global competition designed to find innovative methods of improving peoples' lives through the use

Published on: March 11th, 2015 Jonathon Shore

What Chris Hadfield’s ‘CMO’ can teach us about marketing

When I heard Chris Hadfield was going to be the commander of the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012, I thought he'd approach the job with the proper gravitas and a good sense

Published on: April 30th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Planetary Resources set to crowdsource satellite telescope observation

If you haven't heard of Planetary Resources yet, it's a billionaire-backed team of NASA engineers and space tourism entrepreneurs that want to mine near-earth asteroids for valuable resources. Oh, and along the way

Published on: May 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game

Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Ottawa firm’s technology to guide future space station resupply missions

A small Ottawa-based firm will continue to provide technology that plays a key role in restocking the International Space Station (ISS) after signing a contract with a private spacecraft maker that will be

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Final flight: How small Canadian firms played a big part in the success of NASA’s space shuttle program

Iain Christie's fondest memory of NASA's space shuttle program is of preparing with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield for the 1995 flight of the space shuttle Atlantis to the Russian space station

Published on: July 8th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadian astronauts, robots, play key role in NASA mission

Much attention has been paid to a Canadian milestone in space as astronauts Julie Payette and Bob Thirsk became the first two Canadians to ever orbit the earth at the same time. But

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Canada has moon rover project in development

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is pursuing concepts for a lunar rover that may assist astronauts on the moon by either mining for material that could be processed into oxygen, or by serving

Published on: March 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian technology shields astronauts from close encounters of the worst kind

Last month, two satellites collided in orbit and exploded into a huge cloud of debris that was sent hurtling around the Earth at a speed of 10 km per second. It was the

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson

NASA brings social networking to Martians

"The parachute is open!!""Come on Rocketssssss!!!""I've landed !!!!!""Cheers! Tears! I'm here!"Those were the messages that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent out on micro-blogging site Twitter in a five-minute time span May 25 as

Published on: June 10th, 2008 Heather Havenstein and Jim Dalrymple

Canadian tech will enable destruction of $155 billion space station

One day the International Space Station (ISS) – the most expensive object ever built by humankind – will dip down gradually into Earth's atmosphere and explode into flames. It will  burn until the

Published on: June 6th, 2008 Brian Jackson