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Ed Leslie pushing to get the provincial government to increase the province's math standards for high school graduates
CCTT
The executive director the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists is calling for action after a report by the organization found high school graduates in the province don’t have strong enough math skills to pass post-secondary level technology programs. The report, titled High School Graduates’Weak Mathematic Skills Put Public Safety and the Protection of the Environment at Risk, was drafted by the society in the fall. Edward Leslie said the society began work on the report last spring, after a surprising comment at a college graduation ceremony.
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University of Calgary staff believe skate sharpening tech will give future Olympians an edge
Metro News
Speed skaters operate in a world where centimetres — even millimetres — make all the difference. Mistime a stride and you could fall back in the pack, navigate a turn to wide and kiss that medal goodbye. But a collaboration at the University of Calgary aims to give top level athletes training at the on-campus Olympic Oval an advantage in time for the 2018 Games.
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Positive action on innovation and skills in today's federal budget recognizes contributions of Canada's polytechnics
Canada News Wire
Polytechnics Canada applauds today's federal budget, which recognizes the critical role colleges and polytechnics play in fostering made-in-Canada innovation and talent. We hope all federal parties will appreciate the importance of college and polytechnic applied research in helping local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) attain commercial success.
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11 tech firms honoured for advancing innovation
Calgary Herald
Eleven local technology companies were honoured for the roles they have played in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in Alberta. The companies — who work in fields such as cloud computing, oil and gas, telecommunications and more — were declared winners at the 2014 TechRev Innovators awards night. An initiative of Innovate Calgary, TechRev aims to increase awareness of and investment activity in the technology sector in the Calgary region.
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How telematics, mobile and on-demand software are shaping the modern trucking industry
Financial Post
Productivity is a constantly moving target for the transportation industry. The rising costs of fuel, labour shortages and environmental regulations are forcing fleet operators to get leaner and meaner when it comes to measuring performance, whether that's in fuel savings, more paid stops per hour or labour reductions. As a result, the trucking industry is turning to new technologies and software to help drive efficiencies and help every dollar go the extra mile.
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University of Calgary staff believe skate sharpening tech will give future Olympians an edge
Metro News
Speed skaters operate in a world where centimetres — even millimetres — make all the difference. Mistime a stride and you could fall back in the pack, navigate a turn to wide and kiss that medal goodbye. But a collaboration at the University of Calgary aims to give top level athletes training at the on-campus Olympic Oval an advantage in time for the 2018 Games.

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Ryerson set to specify, make funding multiply
The Eyeopener
Ryerson will need to specialize in a specific subject area or research intensity to access government funding according to a new differentiation policy set to take place in the spring of 2014. The plan will only distribute funding to schools who have specified areas of interest, allocating funding based on their strengths.

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NASA offers space tech grants to early career university faculty
Space Ref
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning their independent careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific, high priority areas of interest to America's space program.

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NASA accepting applications from companies which want to mine moon
PC Tech Magazine
If you are interested in mining the moon, there is an opportunity for you. NASA has now started inviting applications from private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for resources such as helium three and rare earth metals. The company or companies that win the contract will have to build prospecting robots, which is the first step towards mining the moon.
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How to fix the high-skill labor shortage
U.S. News
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in training programs and apprenticeships across U.S. industries. He's absolutely right that we have to "train Americans with the skills employers need." Too many recent college grads have no marketable skills, and face years of staggering loan payments for degrees they can't effectively put to use. The solution is developing innovative programs that invest in training and educating young people for highly-skilled technical work in lucrative technology and manufacturing fields.
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How Google Glass could revolutionize surgery
CBC News
Given the significance and delicacy of their work, surgeons have always had access to state-of-the-art specialized medical technology in the operating room. For many surgeons, however, the most coveted device nowadays is a consumer gadget: Google Glass. As the first device to combine computers and smartphones with a pair of glasses, Google Glass can capture and stream live video of what the wearer sees — and it may completely change how surgeons operate.
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Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time, inside living cells
Nanotechnology Now
For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically. It's not exactly "Fantastic Voyage," but it's close. The nanomotors, which are rocket-shaped metal particles, move around inside the cells, spinning and battering against the cell membrane.
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