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Your kids should consider petroleum engineering
Financial Post
Encouraged by some of the highest starting salaries available in any industry, record numbers of students are enrolling in petroleum engineering courses at U.S. universities. It is part of a broader renaissance in engineering education, which should eventually ease severe skill shortages in the oil and gas sector.
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The Nokia deal: Microsoft's last shot at a mobile future
The Globe and Mail
Microsoft's portfolio is littered with the corpses of unimpressive or failed mobile products. The question is whether Nokia's handset business can bring the software giant's wireless strategy back to life. Microsoft agreed to pay $7.2 billion for the Finnish company's ailing phone business and license its patents for 10 years. While the timing was a surprise, the deal itself is hardly a shock.
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Robot Kirobo speaks for first time in space
London Evening Standard
A robot has spoken for the first time in space — in Japanese. Kirobo, its name made up of the Japanese words for "hope" and "robot", gave the date and said: "A robot took one small step toward a brighter future for all." Designed to look like Fifties manga cartoon character Astro Boy, the robot is on board the International Space Station, waiting for Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata to arrive in November.
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iPads for Winnipeg students: The pros and cons of high-tech learning
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A school division in Winnipeg is becoming one of the first in Canada to issue iPads to every junior high school student, with educators saying the tablets are a great tool to help stoke interest in learning. But not everyone likes the idea, and worry the technology could distract and turn off the student brain.
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Quality control of graphene with optical microscopy
Azonano
ConceptGraphene is an EU-supported collaborative project between a variety of universities and research institutes, including Chalmers University in Sweden and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the USA. The project's aim is to lay the foundations for a new era in electronics based on graphene, by bringing production of the material up to commercial wafer scale.
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Your kids should consider petroleum engineering
Financial Post
Encouraged by some of the highest starting salaries available in any industry, record numbers of students are enrolling in petroleum engineering courses at U.S. universities.

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Alberta school exams going high tech
Calgary Herald
Just what students always wanted — the ability to take even more tests and exams. Alberta students will soon have access to more exam sessions throughout the year.

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Technology poised to revolutionize education
Vancouver Sun
There is almost no aspect of life that has not been fundamentally changed and re-ordered over the past 100 years through new technology and innovation.

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Classroom gadgets - Using technology to enhance learning
Calgary Herald
"It's the most wonderful time of the year," so the Staples commercial goes. It's back-to-school time, as students change gears from the lazy days of summer and shift back to hitting the books. Today's classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to enhance instruction. Here are some favourite student and teacher gadgets for use in day-to-day learning:
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Measuring progress in nanotechnology design
Nano Werk
Engineers working in the nanoscale will have a new tool at their disposal thanks to an international group of researchers led by Drexel University's College of Engineering. This innovative procedure could alleviate the persistent challenge of measuring key features of electron behavior while designing the ever-shrinking components that allow cell phones, laptops and tablets to get increasingly thinner and more energy efficient.
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