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GoTECHgirl Contest 2015
Once again the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists is proud to introduce the details of the 2015 GoTECHgirl Contest. The GoTECHgirl has played a vital role in the CCTT's National Technology Week for several years. She is happy to invite all girls from grades 7 to 11 in schools across Canada to participate.
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CTAB is looking for Program Evaluators
Canadian Technology Accreditation Board
The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is looking for qualified professionals to
volunteer as Program Evaluators.
• 6-10 hours per program
• Between April 1 and May 31, 2015
• Most of the work is made up of desk audit (no travel)
• All assignments will be from out-of-province
• No previous experience is necessary
• Training sessions will be arranged in February 2015
• Earn valuable Professional Development Credits!
High-tech infrastructure underpins innovation on Toronto's Waterfront
What's Your Tech
Exciting opportunities stretch from Toronto's waterfront well into the future for data-intensive businesses and high-tech industries, not to mention international athletes and local IT students.
That's because advanced broadband and technology infrastructure installed there is underpinning significant commercial and residential development — and being used to have a lot of fun.
Technology is changing the way we eat — but gizmos will only get us so far
The Globe and Mail
I hate raw grapes. Especially the anemic-looking, seedless, grocery-store variety. Sweet but watery, they're like the culinary equivalent of toddler cartoons.
Recently, however, I had a transcendent grape experience. I was attending a workshop at Toronto's Bevlab food studio. The class was a mix of demonstration and hands-on culinary experiments, featuring the kind of molecular techniques popularized by chefs such as Ferran Adria.
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Why we don't have battery break-throughs
MIT Technology Review
Electric cars are quick and quiet, with a range more than long enough for most commutes. If you want a car with extremely fast acceleration, the Tesla Model S is hard to beat. And, of course, electric vehicles avoid the pollution associated with conventional cars, including emissions of carbon dioxide from burning gasoline.
How mobile technology is changing Canadian health care
Innovation — it's a term we use often when it comes to emerging technology, but the word itself comes from the Latin "innovare," meaning to do something a new way, or to have a new "idea" about approaching something.
Waiting for better battery-charging technology
"You really want another thing to charge?" Steve Jobs said, with an incredulous expression. About five years ago, Re/code co-executive editor Walt Mossberg and I sat in a meeting with Apple's then-CEO, discussing the smartphone landscape, among other things.
Video: University of Alberta technology could make oil work safer, cheaper
University of Alberta Mechanical Engineering professor Pedram Mousavi and his team are developing intelligent wireless devices that could make oil and gas operations safer and more cost effective.
Changes proposed to improve research on health information technology
Studies about the value of health information technology can be improved by broadening the reviews to include both costs and benefits, and lengthening study periods to capture long-term implications, according to a new Rand analysis. Researchers say that despite growing use of items such as electronic medical records and computer-based prescription ordering, the existing knowledge base about the value of health information technology is not advancing at a similar rate.
This new technology will make fonts look great on small screens
Amdist the 27-inch curved television screens, VR displays, and the rest of the consumer candy on show at CES, an 100-plus-year-old font company called Monotype debuted Spark, a technology that consumers can't even buy.
In fact, a measure of Spark's success down the line might be how few, not how many, people notice it.
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The impending opportunity in real estate technology
Things are starting to simmer in real estate technology. The first phase of technology development in the category, which was primarily focused around listing services for the residential side of the market, has paved the way for industry leaders to broadly reconsider how technology can make their lives better.
Can micro-inverters stabilize Hawaii's shaky grid?
The Energy Collective
Hawaii leads the nation in roof-top solar penetration, with nearly one in nine customers, a total of about 51,000, tying their PV systems into the state's island power grids. About three-fifths of those Hawaiian solar systems use micro-inverters from Enphase, the company that leads the market for DC-to-AC devices that sit at the solar panels themselves, rather than in one big box next to the power meter.
Nanotechnology discoveries move from lab to marketplace with CNT fabrication process
A recent agreement between the University of Texas at Dallas and Lintec of America is expected to propel scientific discoveries from the University's laboratories into the global marketplace and create jobs in North Texas.
UT Dallas' Office of Technology Commercialization has licensed to Lintec of America a process developed over several years by Dr. Ray Baughman, the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, and his colleagues at the University's Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, which he directs.
Can mobile technology be a catalyst for inclusive growth?
In a world with more mobile devices than people, portable technology has the potential to transform lives.
Mobile access to the internet is helping to power social and economic mobility all over the world. In Africa, for instance, mobile internet access is set to grow five-fold in the next five years.
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