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Businesses in Niagara get tech refresher course
Thorold Edition
When e-mails were first introduced, businesses asked how they were beneficial. When websites started popping up, businesses again were skeptical. Apps are now the big thing, said Symetric Production's vice-president Joe Jones, and according to him, companies need to act.
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Canadian firm smartens up new Earth-observing satellite
CBC News
A European mini-satellite launched this week will be able to keep a steady eye on Earth's vegetation as it hurtles through orbit, thanks to smart software developed in Canada. NGC Aerospace designed the software that makes the PROBA-V satellite capable of automatically maneouvering to maintain the right position and orientation as it takes images of the Earth.
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3 industries undergoing the mobile revolution
Huffington Post
Mobile technology has not only changed the way we communicate with each other, smartphones are redefining the way business is practiced in several key industries. According to the Pew Center for Research, some 85 per cent of adult Americans own a cell phone, and these devices are playing an increasingly large part in our everyday lives.
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Nanotechnology could bring affordable clean water to rural poor
Mother Nature Network
A water purification system that uses nanotechnology to remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants may be able to deliver clean drinking water to rural communities for less than $3 a year per family, according to a new study. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in India, developed a purification device that filters water through a specially crafted mixture of nanoparticles to remove harmful contaminants.
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Pure science is the bedrock
Ottawa Citizen
Science powers commerce, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said recently. That is undoubtedly true, but Harper might also have observed that science is powered by imagination, risk-taking and, very important, the time and money to indulge such practices. So why, as it seems, is the Conservative government being short-sighted in requiring the National Research Council to focus more on applied science while downgrading basic science?
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Businesses in Niagara get tech refresher course
Thorold Edition
When e-mails were first introduced, businesses asked how they were beneficial. When websites started popping up, businesses again were skeptical.

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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.

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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.

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Genomics, biotechnology's oldest next big thing
Fierce Biotech
The economist Edward Fiedler famously said "He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass," a statement to whose veracity I can readily attest having written widely on the potential of genomics during my tenure on Wall Street. Although much has been written over the last 15 years about the power of genomics to transform medical practice, much has also been written about its failure to produce tangible results. So who's chewing ground glass these days?
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Porsche resurgence in Middle East fuels demand for PH mechatronics specialists
Inquirer Business
Sales of Porsche vehicles are zooming again in the Middle East on the back of renewed economic activity in the oil-producing region, and that means increased demand for certified mechanics with the competence to work on the multimillion-peso mean machines.
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World's first atomic pocket watch
Canoe
Set for release at the end of the year, London-based watchmaker Hoptroff is creating the world's first atomic pocket watch. Developed under the codename 'Atom Heart Mother,' the new Hoptroff No. 10, is the world's first atomic-powered pocket watch.
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