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Survey: IT hiring slump to bring about skills shortage
IT World Canada
Following a slump in hiring activity last year, a majority of Canadian technology companies are facing a talent shortage in 2014, according to a recent survey. As much as two-thirds or 64 per cent of Canadian IT companies believe they will experience "moderate to significant" skills shortage, a survey conducted by the Canadian arm of international recruitment consultancy firm Hays.
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Minister: Ontario hospitals to have tougher quality control for diagnostic images
Ottawa Citizen
Ontario's governing Liberals say hospitals in the province will soon have more rigorous quality control measures for diagnostic images, such as CT scans. Health Minister Deb Matthews says the province will be rolling out a "physician peer-review program" in all facilities where diagnostic imaging services are provided.
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Mobile tech between a rock and a hard place
Scientific Computing
Mobile technology is where the money is right now in computer technology. Current leadership class supercomputers are "wowing" the HPC world with petaflop/s performance through the combined use of several thousand GPUs or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, but in reality the sale of a few thousand of these devices is insignificant when compared against the 1.5 billon cellphone processors and 190 million tablet processors that are expected to be shipped by the end of 2013.
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New nanotechnology 'traps' viruses before they infect host cells
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Newly emerging flu viruses could soon be countered by a treatment that Charles Stark Draper Laboratory is developing that "traps" viruses before they can infect host cells. Further into the future, patients suffering from any type of virus could be cured with DRACO, a drug also under development at Draper that is designed to rapidly recognize and eliminate cells infected by virtually any virus.
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Survey: IT hiring slump to bring about skills shortage
IT World Canada
Following a slump in hiring activity last year, a majority of Canadian technology companies are facing a talent shortage in 2014, according to a recent survey. As much as two-thirds or 64 per cent of Canadian IT companies believe they will experience "moderate to significant" skills shortage, a survey conducted by the Canadian arm of international recruitment consultancy firm Hays.

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Startup displays power of nanotechnology
The Record
The sun pours through the bedroom windows waking you from the pleasant depths of REM sleep. No problem. You pick up your smartphone, click on the NanoShutters app, drag your fingers across the screen and the windows instantly darken, blocking out the light.

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Science just one victim of shrinking university and college budgets
Medicine Hat News
Peter Higgs reckons he would be unemployable nowadays. The 84-year-old British physicist is the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize for science, greatly in part from his 1964 paper that identified how subatomic material acquires mass.

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Findings on mathematics in applied science
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Fresh data on mathematics in applied science are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Toulouse, France, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "We consider an individual-based model for self-rotating particles interacting through local alignment and investigate its macroscopic limit. This model describes self-propelled particles moving in the plane and trying to synchronize their rotation motion with their neighbours."
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Samsung CEO puts focus on UHD TV, smart home technology
CBC News
Popularizing ultra-high-definition TV and making homes "smarter" will be the major focus for South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics in 2014, the company's co-CEO said in a rare interview at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Boo-keun Yoon seldom speaks directly to the media, but in an exclusive sit-down interview with CBC News at CES he revealed some of the areas that Samsung Electronics is betting will drive the technology industry this year.
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SpaceX launches Thai satellite into space
CBC News
A Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon nine rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday to put a commercial communications spacecraft into orbit for Thai satellite operator Thaicom. The 68-metre-tall rocket lifted off its seaside launch pad, soaring through overcast skies as it headed toward the satellite's drop-off point more than 88,500 kilometres above Earth, or about one-quarter of the way to the moon.
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