Technology & Science News

Total solar eclipse seen in India Jul 21, 2009 - 2:07 pm PST
A total solar eclipse became visible in parts of India on Wednesday morning, bringing near darkness soon after dawn. CBC

Cellphone accessory helps diagnose diseases Jul 21, 2009 - 1:01 pm PST
A low cost microscope-cellphone combo could diagnose and track diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria in the developing world, its U.S. inventors say. CBC

Apple's profit jumps 15% on iPhone sales Jul 21, 2009 - 10:40 am PST
Despite the global economic downturn, Apple Inc. reported a 15 per cent jump in third-quarter profit on Tuesday, as sales of iPhones soared above five million. CBC

Research team trumpets sustainable backyard fishery Jul 21, 2009 - 9:46 am PST
A Vancouver Island University research team has developed an innovative backyard fish farm that produces filtered water, fresh vegetables and edible fish. CBC

Cellphones, TV must be more accessible to blind, deaf: CRTC Jul 21, 2009 - 8:38 am PST
Cellphones and text messaging must be more accessible to Canadians with disabilities within the next year under new rules released by Canada's telecommunications regulator Tuesday. CBC

Tech giants to be rated on human rights Jul 21, 2009 - 8:31 am PST
A group of prominent Canadian researchers has launched an initiative to examine how closely companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo follow their own principles regarding freedom of expression and privacy. CBC

Astronauts dock experiments at space station 'porch' Jul 21, 2009 - 6:27 am PST
Canadian Julie Payette and fellow astronauts moved a pallet of experiments from the shuttle Endeavour and place them next to the new "porch" of the International Space Station on Tuesday. CBC

Bay of Fundy in wonders of nature final Jul 21, 2009 - 5:20 am PST
The Bay of Fundy has swept into the final round of an international contest designed to name the next seven wonders of nature. CBC

Video game sales in Canada drop in June Jul 21, 2009 - 4:40 am PST
Video game sales in Canada plummeted in June, mirroring a similar decline in the United States, according to market researcher NPD Canada. CBC

Globalive says CRTC review could delay wireless plans Jul 21, 2009 - 3:15 am PST
New wireless company Globalive Holdings said it might have to delay the launch of its mobile phone network after the CRTC decided Monday to review its ownership structure. CBC

Successful spacewalk on moon-landing anniversary Jul 20, 2009 - 12:24 pm PST
On the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's famous touchdown on the surface of the moon, two American astronauts exited the International Space Station to take a spacewalk of their own. CBC

Copyright consultations launch in Vancouver Jul 20, 2009 - 11:40 am PST
Canadians are getting a new chance to say what updated copyright legislation concerning music, movies, software and other media should look like. CBC

Warming waters lead to smaller fish: study Jul 20, 2009 - 10:10 am PST
Consider it the ecological equivalent of the meek inheriting the Earth: in response to global warming, aquatic creatures are becoming smaller, according to a new scientific study. CBC

Google Earth launches 3D moon module Jul 20, 2009 - 10:08 am PST
The moon has been added to Google Earth. CBC

Iranian-Canadians fear Iran could be using social media to spy Jul 20, 2009 - 9:48 am PST
Many Iranian-Canadians have used the internet and cellphones to keep in touch with family during the turbulent post-election period in Iran, but some say they're also afraid the same technology could be used to monitor them. CBC

Nortel gets $475M US offer for Enterprise unit Jul 20, 2009 - 6:07 am PST
Nortel Networks Corp. has reached a "stalking horse" agreement to sell the bulk of its Enterprise Solutions unit to Avaya Inc. for $475 million US. CBC