Montréal launches $100M fund to accelerate startups creating innovative urban solutions

A group of 23 venture capital firms, financial institutions and corporations have formed a new, $100 million fund for businesses, called Capital Intelligent Mtl, to help Montréal startups to help them to find capital. Led by Quebecor, the new private fund will look to finance innovative businesses who will contribute not only to building the smart city but…

Santiago, Chile, will use solar and wind power for public transit by 2018

The metro system in Santiago, Chile, will soon be powered by renewable energy starting in 2018. The city’s system will draw power from two solar energy companies and a wind power farm to provide transportation for over 2.5 million Chileans and visitors in Santiago. According to Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, this will save 130,000 tons of…

Yoga helps cancer patients sleep and improves their emotional wellbeing, study finds

Researchers found low-to-moderate intensity sessions helped breast cancer survivors by reducing insomnia and fatigue. Just two 75-minute sessions a week for four weeks helps people feel less tired, while they also report better social, physical and emotional wellbeing. Experts said sleep problems typically affected between 30% and 60% of cancer patients and survivors. It could be due…