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New president and CEO announced for Association of Canadian Community Colleges
ACCC
The ACCC Board is pleased to announce that it has named Denise Amyot as the new President and CEO of the Association, effective June 4, 2013. Ms. Amyot most recently served as President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, where she built on her track record of leadership excellence by implementing a strategic plan emphasizing beneficial partnerships with private sector, government institutions, not-for-profit organizations and academia.
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College of the North Atlantic urges Newfoundland and Labrador's premier to reconsider privatization of adult education
Academica Group
Faculty at College of the North Atlantic have sent a letter to Newfoundland and Labrador's premier urging her to reconsider the privatization of adult basic education. Earlier this month the province announced that it is turning adult basic education over to the private college system. Liberal critic Andrew Parsons brought the issue to the floor of the house of assembly.
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Robots, harpoons could clean up space junk
CBC News
Nets, harpoons and suicide robots could become weapons of choice to hunt down the space junk threatening crucial communications satellites currently in orbit round Earth, scientists said. Even lasers that act like Star Trek tractor beams were among the proposals put forward to protect some $100 billion worth of satellites from man-made cosmic garbage.
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Pentagon could approve use of Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry devices
CBR Communications Mobility
Establishing a multi-vendor environment aimed at supporting a range of devices and operating systems. The U.S. Department of Defense is anticipated to clear Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry devices for deployment on its networks within few weeks, as part of its effort to let military access the latest communications technology.
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Sun Plus nanotechnology: Can solar energy get bigger by thinking small?
National Geographic
Nearly 60 years after researchers first demonstrated a way to convert sunlight into energy, science is still grappling with a critical limitation of the solar photovoltaic cell. It just isn't that efficient at turning the tremendous power of the sun into electricity.
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Move over Google Glass, Canadian companies want in on augmented reality
CBC News
Augmented reality looking at the world through an overlay of computer-generated information was once the stuff of science fiction. But now, with Google's latest project, Google Glass, AR has been thrust into the mainstream. The company wants its ultra-stylish, high-priced headband to change the way we view the world.
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New president and CEO announced for association of Canadian community colleges
ACCC
The ACCC Board is pleased to announce that it has named Denise Amyot as the new President and CEO of the Association, effective June 4, 2013.

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PCI Geomatics releases innovative technology to manage big data projects in China
Directions Magazine
PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of remote sensing and photogrammetric software and systems, announced that it has released key technology in China to help its customers manage increasingly large geospatial projects.

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New technologies can help make mining greener
Vancouver Sun
With its mobile ready-to-assemble drilling kits, Energold Drilling is used to going into untrammelled corners of the Earth and sometimes with unexpected results. In particular, Energold CEO and president Fred Davidson recalls the Shuar tribe of Ecuador.

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Machine builders use mechatronics
Design World
The origination of the term mechatronics is credited to Tetsuro Mori, an engineer at the Japanese company Yaskawa, in 1969, who was working to develop an industrial robot. The mechatronics discipline has always given engineers a unique perspective on machine tool design, building and use in the manufacturing world.
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BMW rethinks mobility with new line of green cars
Driving.ca
BMW may be known as the purveyor of premium-priced luxury and performance vehicles, but the Bavarian automaker is about to demonstrate a whole different side to it when the first electric vehicles under its "I" brand start rolling off the assembly line late this year.
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