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Ontario shuts down Everest College
CCTT
Citing financial concerns, Ontario's Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has suspended the operations of Everest College, a private career college with 14 locations in the province. Approximately 2,400 students and 450 staff have been affected by the move. Everest College is owned by the U.S.-based Corinthian Colleges, which has been under investigation by the U.S. government. The province said that it has allocated $3 million for students who wish to apply for refunds; students may also be eligible to transfer their tuition to comparable programs. "Our first concern is for the students and faculty affected by the suspension of all Everest College campus activities," said Minister Reza Moridi. Corinthian spokesperson Joe Hixson said that Ontario's action took the company by surprise. "We were informed this morning, just like the students were," he said. "We've been working with the ministry for the past few months to try to find a path forward, so this came, in our mind, out of nowhere." In a statement, Career Colleges Ontario (CCO) said that "this cessation is an adverse result of the U.S. parent company... terminating its operations in the United States last year... CCO is diligently working alongside the MTCU to transfer existing Everest College students to alternative career colleges, while ensuring that all current students are properly accommodated."

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Google targets Apple in purchase of mobile payment patents and technology
The Vancouver Sun
Google has acquired technology and patents from Softcard, a mobile-wallet service backed by the three-biggest U.S. wireless providers, as the web company takes on Apple to offer more payment features on smartphones. AT&T, Verizon Communications and T-Mobile U.S. will work with Google to pre-install the Google Wallet application on newer Android phones, the Mountain View, California-based company said in a recent blog post.
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Saskatoon research partnership develops innovative technology
Global News
A longstanding partnership between the University of Saskatchewan and a Saskatoon company has resulted in a national award. Two local professors and their students worked closely with Venmar CES to test and develop new technology that could benefit structures around the globe. Venmar has been collaborating with professors Carey Simonson and Robert Besant to test and develop a liquid-to-air energy exchanger — a new method for heat and moisture exchange between ventilation and exhaust air flows.
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How scientists plan to spark future battery breakthroughs
NBC News
Inventor Yi Cui doesn't just talk about how next-generation batteries will transform the way we live. He talks on a phone that actually uses one of those next-generation batteries. Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, developed batteries with silicon-based electrodes — and helped found a start-up called Amprius to commercialize the technology. Now he walks around with a THL 4400 smartphone that uses the battery.
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Technology could make treatment and reuse of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper
Phys.org
Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. The saltiness of the water and the organic contaminants it contains have traditionally made treatment difficult and expensive. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a simpler process that can simultaneously remove both salts and organic contaminants from the wastewater, all while producing additional energy.
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What happened to the Qatar World Cup's cooling technology?
BBC News
A Fifa taskforce has recommended the Qatar World Cup take place in November and December 2022. Previously it was claimed pioneering cooling technology would allow it to happen in the summer. So what has changed?

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Car-to-car communication
MIT Technology Review
Hariharan Krishnan hardly looks like a street racer. With thin-rimmed glasses and a neat mustache, he reminds me of a math teacher. And yet he was speeding, seemingly recklessly, around the parking lot at General Motors' research center in Warren, MI, in a Cadillac DTS.

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High-tech contact lenses zoom with a wink of an eye
CTV News
Swiss researchers are developing contact lenses that contain tiny telescopes to boost vision and zoom in and out with the wink of an eye. The new, 1.55 millimeter-thick contact lens contains an extremely thin, reflective telescope, which is activated by winks.

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Tech-loving drivers are trading in cars as often as iPhones
Bloomberg
Mike Fine was perfectly happy with his 2011 Nissan Xterra. Then he got a look at his son's ride. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee was packed with technology: a touchscreen loaded with apps, Bluetooth, all-wheel drive and push-button start. The Nissan had none of those. Fine did what any self-respecting father would do: He ditched the four-year-old Nissan SUV for his own Grand Cherokee.
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The future of sports journalism in a technologically driven world
Sport Techie
It is no secret that the world of journalism is evolving right before our eyes. There are many platforms for disseminating information and journalists everywhere need to know how to effectively communicate material on each type of medium. Big name colleges are aware of these changes; and they are varying the curriculum in their journalism programs to better prepare their students.
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Scientists develop electrocatalysts that could aid long-term space exploration
Tech Times
Although modern space exploration discussion now revolves around more long-term journeys, such as future trips to Mars, we still don't have the technology to safely travel so far from our home planet. Providing breathable air for passengers is one of the main challenges of a future trip to Mars. However, we haven't yet figured out how to do that effectively and efficiently.
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New technology light-weight electric buses charge while operating
Phys.org
Helsinki Region Transport and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will launch an extensive joint pilot to introduce highly efficient light-weight electric buses. Buses have technology to charge their batteries in operation, in the capital region. Helsinki region, with its demanding climatic conditions, is an excellent test platform.
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When are new technologies ready for business development?
Forbes
Exponentially advancing technologies (networks and sensors, infinite computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, 3-D printing, etc.) are producing disruptive growth and have begun transforming our world. However, the "expert only" nature of their interfaces and their stratospheric price tags have kept them primarily in the hands of billion-dollar companies.
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