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Canadian company Xanadu achieves ‘big leap forward’ in quantum computer race

Articles of Interest   |   June 2, 2022

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Xanadu Quantum Technologies, one of several companies trying to harness the ephemeral nature of quantum physics to revolutionize the computer industry, has hit an elusive milestone with a device that can outperform any supercomputer in... read more

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Astronomers peer into Milky Way’s core for first-ever image of ‘supermassive black hole next door’

In the News   |   May 13, 2022

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For 90 years, astronomers have known there is something powerful lurking in the crowded heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Now, at last, they have seen it. On Thursday, an international team of researchers... read more

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With its World Cup qualification, Canadian men’s team has turned soccer into a national sport

Articles of Interest   |   March 28, 2022

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Fifteen minutes after Canada had advanced to its first men’s World Cup in 36 years was about 15 minutes longer than anyone should have stayed. With the wind whipping in off Lake Ontario, it felt... read more

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Beijing Winter Olympics: Canada reclaims gold in women’s hockey with 3-2 win over U.S.; B.C.’s Marielle Thompson takes silver in ski cross

In the News   |   February 17, 2022

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Canada’s medal count hits 20 with four gold, five silver and 11 bronze; Canada’s Jennifer Jones misses out on women’s curling playoffs; Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva stumbles to fourth in women’s singles. Beijing Olympics:... read more

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Canadian AI simulator maker Waabi aims to recharge the quest for autonomous vehicles

Articles of Interest   |   February 9, 2022

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Canada’s leading developer of self-driving systems has unveiled its new strategy for teaching autonomous vehicles to perform safely: It’s basically a driving school for robots run by another robot. More precisely, Waabi Innovations Inc. has... read more

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Astronaut Roberta Bondar is cultivating curiosity on Earth, 30 years after she saw it from space

In the News   |   January 25, 2022

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In 1992, Dr. Bondar became the first neurologist and the first Canadian woman to fly in space. Since then, she’s been on a quest to improve our appreciation for this planet. On a calm night... read more

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Welcome to the space jam: Canadian startup Kepler stirs debate with huge planned fleet of internet satellites

In the News   |   December 10, 2021

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The Canadian company is jockeying with SpaceX, Amazon and Telesat for room in orbit for tens of thousands of new machines. Critics say the space race could come at a cost on Earth. A Canadian... read more

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Animal life: The first act

In the News   |   December 3, 2021

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Rare Canadian specimens of ancient, bizarre creatures have a new home at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Globe took a look. When Jean-Bernard Caron talks about the “before times,” he doesn’t mean 2019. As curator... read more

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Sobey Art Award: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, an Inuk performer, wins Canada’s top art prize

In the News   |   November 8, 2021

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An Inuk performer, whose artwork includes the hide of a polar bear she killed herself, is the winner of Canada’s top art prize. Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, a performance artist and storyteller based in Iqaluit, was... read more

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Montreal pianist Bruce Liu rockets to stardom after winning Chopin competition

Articles of Interest   |   October 27, 2021

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A young Montreal classical pianist is suddenly an international star. After winning the prestigious 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw last week, his career path has been dramatically altered. But Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu... read more

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20 years of Christine Sinclair made Tokyo Olympic women’s soccer gold possible

In the News   |   August 6, 2021

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As the penalty shootout between Canada and Sweden wound on, Christine Sinclair cycled through all the emotions like she was doing a mime routine. She’d been subbed off in the 86th minute. She’d put in her shift... read more

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Did you hear the Olympics? Advanced technology brings Tokyo’s action into living rooms like never before

Articles of Interest   |   August 5, 2021

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A staggering number of high-tech cameras and microphones overcome the awkward silences of empty stadiums. Even without fans, this means every gasp and even athletes’ heartbeats can be heard. If you find yourself watching a... read more

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Raptors star Kyle Lowry says goodbye to Toronto, joins Miami Heat

In the News   |   August 3, 2021

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It says everything about Kyle Lowry’s time with the Toronto Raptors that mere minutes after leading the team to the Game 6 win in Oakland that clinched the 2019 NBA title, he was still working. Not as... read more

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Canada’s youngest swimmer, Summer McIntosh, is ready to make a splash at Tokyo Olympics

In the News   |   July 2, 2021

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At 14 years old, Summer McIntosh is about to take her first long trip away from family and race in her first major international swim competition. It’s a little event called the Tokyo Olympics. Summer... read more

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Wayne Gretzky may be ‘The Great One’ but he’s no Cup contender as an analyst

In the News   |   May 11, 2021

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There’s some great news about Wayne Gretzky’s reported flirtation with becoming a fulltime TV hockey analyst. He’s doing the flirting with TNT, which is broadcast exclusively in the United States. That means we won’t have... read more

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