Electronic implants may create healthier, stronger human beings in 5 years

Imagine if you could learn to fly a helicopter by downloading software directly to your brain. Imagine if your eyes could see an object, overlaid with data, miles away in the dark. These

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Narasu Rebbapragada

Cloud supercomputing lets small firms act like big guns

For much of its existence, Woodward Governor Co. has been building fuel nozzles and other parts for jet aircraft engines the old-fashioned way -- carefully designing them, building physical prototypes out of raw

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

3D software keeps the peace between contractor and designer

A tug-of-war between designers and contractors is not unusual during a construction project.Many architects have little patience with builders who fail to follow their designs, while contractors often gripe about architects being heavy-handed

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

3D video ‘reassures’ San Franciscans about new Presidio Parkway

The Haight-Ashbury district, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz -- San Francisco residents can be mighty protective of their historical landmarks and scenic views. That's something planning and engineering company Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) discovered

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Good reasons why video games are great for the workplace

Computer games are good, right? They're stimulating, challenging and fun. Just keep them out of the workplace. That's what we've always been told, even though "stimulating, challenging and fun" are things the work

Published on: November 10th, 2009 Bart Perkins

University of Toronto, IBM build Canada’s most powerful supercomputer

Canada's "most powerful and energy efficient supercomputer" will soon be a reality thanks to a joint initiative by the University of Toronto and IBM.The supercomputer – capable of doing 360 trillion calculations per

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian tool computes impact of missing your medicine

"I forgot to take it" or "I feel so much better now, I think I'll skip" are two common excuses people utter when they miss taking prescribed medication.For some individuals the effects of

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian robot Dextre sets off on a space adventure

As Space Shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space at 2:28 a.m. ET on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the offices of Brampton, Ont.-based MDA Ltd. were dark and quiet – despite their

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson