Sci-Tech

TechnologyPhishing and ransomware: Halifax aims to improve protection against hackers

Protection against social-style attacks are particularly important, say municipality and experts

Feb 14, 2018

Halifax participants in Fishackaton show off their product logo

FishCoding for a better future: 'Fishackathon' in Halifax

Participants spent the weekend at Volta Labs coming up with working solutions

Feb 11, 2018

Graphic by Trent Erickson

Readers, Write On!

Will comment sections fade away, or be revived by new technologies?

Dec 12, 2017

Tech IndustryBusiness people and tekkies were one in the same at Tuesday's Volta Pitch event

Tech startup companies from Atlantic Canada vie for a slice of $125,000 investment

Nov 15, 2017

Two gallery visitors use augmented reality headsets to explore the site of the Halifax Explosion.

Tech and HistoryHow one Halifax group is using augmented reality to explore the Halifax Explosion

A collaboration with computer scientists produces an educational interactive exhibit

Nov 9, 2017

Maria Tasiopoulos working the pharmacy counter at Lawaton's drugstore at Robie and Spring Garden

pharmacyThis small part of pharmacy practice is getting a big overhaul

Compounding mistakes have led to deaths at home and abroad this decade

Mar 24, 2017

Christine Stortini says she's surprised some people still think climate change is not real.

climate changeClimate science is not unclear

Local climate experts set the record straight

Mar 23, 2017

Ian Short illustrating the transit discovery method

SpaceLife beyond Earth? NASA's discovery of new planetary system opens up possibilities

Local stellar astronomer explains why NASA’s discovery is so exciting for the scientific community

Mar 8, 2017

A child is holding the control centre of the robot

KidsA group of children from ages 6 to 9 ran LEGO robots by coding

“It is good for kids that are exposed to the STEM things at this young age”

Mar 7, 2017

Marian Munro says  buttercups, shown above, contain a compound that can severely irritate the skin.

BotanyIs that plant safe to eat? A new app will tell you

Harmful Nova Scotia Plants is a companion app to Useful Nova Scotia Plants

Feb 28, 2017