With an app called ROM Ultimate Dinosaurs, which uses a technology known as augmented reality, visitors to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto get a virtual view of the real world that can be extended with graphics and other content.
“As a museum we’re all about real-world objects,” Ms. Ruddell, assistant vice president of marketing for the museum said. “But being able to bring prehistoric dinosaurs back to life was a pretty amazing thing.”
The installation of new technology at the Peace and Queenston-Lewiston Bridges was announced today. The new system aims to help people cross the border faster and is expected to reduce border wait times for the travelling public and commercial carriers by up to one million hours per year.
New and advanced sensor technology near customs plazas and approach roads will measure and report delays, and relay this information to travellers. People will be able to plan their routes better, time their crossing, and select the bridge with the best wait-times.
On a historic weekend for Canadian tennis, Vancouver’s Filip Peliwo joined the likes of Roger Federer and Bjorn Borg in the record books, while Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., put her name alongside such greats as Tracy Austin and Martina Hingis.
Read more about the rising stars of Canadian tennis.
A 50-person recovery team comprised of specialists from JPAC, the crew of the U.S. Naval Ship Grapple, and 18 divers from the U.S. Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two, will conduct underwater excavations to search for the remains of the victims of U.S. Air Force PBY-5A “Catalina”, a seaplane that sank about two kilometres off the coast of the small village on the North shore of the St. Lawrence River, in 1942.
Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada,stated: “It is a great honour for Parks Canada to have been able to help bring to their final resting place the remains of these servicemen who suffered such a tragic fate.”
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that Canada and the United States are continuing to deliver on key commitments under the Beyond the Border Action Plan. Effective June 30, 2012, the CBSA lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens to apply to NEXUS.
By amending the three-year residency requirement, the CBSA is extending NEXUS membership eligibility to citizens of Canada or the United States currently residing abroad, or who have recently returned to Canada or the United States.
The University of Toronto high-energy physicists, along with their 2,500 ATLAS colleagues from 35 countries, have played a key role in the hunt for the Higgs. The ATLAS detector, key components of which were built at the University of Toronto, was designed to search for new particles in the highest mass collisions of high-energy proton collisions in the LHC.
“This is a historic moment for particle physics and we all feel privileged to be part it. It has taken 20 years to design and build this experiment and today, we can say that one of its main goals has been achieved,” said Pierre Savard, the Canadian ATLAS physics coordinator.
Saskatchewan Environment Ministry’s custom-refurbished Convair C-131H, painted in the official provincial colours of green and white and known in this country as Tanker 475, was once identified by the most auspicious call sign in the world: Air Force One.
The plane was purchased by the Saskatchewan government for a reported $10 million in order to be used as a flagship in its provincial firefighting forces. Read the full story here.
The University of Calgary and the Calgary Herald will celebrate 100 years of the Calgary Stampede with the launch of the Stampede Stories public lecture and showcase next Wednesday at the university’s downtown campus.
The four-day exhibition kicks-off on Wednesday, June 20 with a free pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. and public lecture by acclaimed writer and University of Calgary Professor Aritha van Herk. “We are proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic event and to share the University of Calgary’s stories and images with the community,” said University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon.
Two University of British Columbia researchers who developed the “ecological footprint” concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.
Their project is an accounting system for estimating national, regional or individual demand on the biosphere. For more information on the Blue Planet Prize, visit the Asahi Glass Foundation website.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed the announcement by Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) members of their support for Canada joining the trade negotiations. “Opening new markets and creating new business opportunities leads to jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians,” said Prime Minister Harper. Canada will proceed to enter the talks at the earliest opportunity.
Countries party to the negotiations are: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.