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Science + Tech


Court's Ban on Some Set-Top Boxes Threat to Innovation

Ruling tips balance with injunction blocking disruptive technology with both legal and illegal uses.

By Michael Geist, 21 Jun 2016


#OceanOptimism: Igniting a Twitter Storm of Hope

Sharing uplifting news of resilience and recovery enhances our capacity for action. So why don't we do it more?

By Elin Kelsey, 18 Jun 2016


A Tyee Series

Why Science Is Like One Big Potlatch

The Coast Salish had it right: sharing fish, or data, gets you more than hoarding.

By Jude Isabella, 18 May 2016


SFU Researchers Lend a Bionic Hand to Amputee Athlete

Danny Letain will test his robotic prosthesis in global 'Cybathlon' event.

By Christopher Cheung, 18 May 2016


Digital Cancon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

Canadian content policies will soon go under the microscope. Who'll benefit?

By Michael Geist, 3 May 2016


Leadership Sorely Needed on Canada's Broadband Strategy

Ongoing internet access hearing shows feds must step up.

By Michael Geist, 26 Apr 2016


Ottawa Still Censoring Websites in Government Departments, Union Says

Civil servants left to their own devices, says Debi Daviau.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Apr 2016


Copyright Law for the Blind Needs Fine Tuning

Liberal bill responds to global movement to create and export accessible works.

By Michael Geist, 19 Apr 2016


Embracing the Brave New, and Creepy, Bots

Should we trade ethics and human contact for machines that pretend to like us?

By Shannon Rupp, 16 Apr 2016


On Affordable Internet Access, Everyone Can Help

Thousands of Canadians are still offline, owing to lack of access or affordability.

By Michael Geist, 12 Apr 2016


Why Pandemics Are Our Own Damn Fault

A review of Sonia Shah's brilliant new book on 21st century disease threats we all face.

By Crawford Kilian, 2 Apr 2016


Liberals Move to Stop Billion-Dollar Start-Ups from Fleeing South

But we're still a long way from replicating US's innovation environment.

By Michael Geist, 29 Mar 2016


Fairness of TPP Hearings Questioned by Activists

Trade minister rejects claims, insists public consultations are meaningful and inclusive.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 18 Mar 2016


One Year after Snowden Warning, How Canada Has Changed

Win tix to see renowned whistleblower's sold-out talk in Vancouver April 5.

By James Thomson, 9 Mar 2016


America's Rotten Request to Unlock an Apple iPhone

If law enforcement win right to security backdoor, everyone's privacy suffers.

By Michael Geist, 1 Mar 2016


What Happens When Academic Disciplines Cross Wires?

Water from thin air! Drones for BC vineyards! See student innovations at SFU Surrey March 2.

By Jesse Donaldson, 26 Feb 2016


Zika and Microcephaly: The Race to Find the Link

Latin American outbreak a fascinating study in the 'online global immune system.'

By Crawford Kilian, 17 Feb 2016


Who's Innovative Now? Calgary Backs Open Access Web

City takes a different view than Toronto, Ottawa over future of broadband services.

By Michael Geist, 12 Jan 2016


Eight Tricky Tech Decisions Looming over Trudeau

Revamping Bill C-51, tackling his first big wireless fight... many tough calls await our PM.

By Michael Geist, 5 Jan 2016


An Unsung 2015 Newsmaker: The Delete Key

In BC and beyond, it became a sensation among politicians and staff.

By Bob Mackin, 31 Dec 2015