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Brighton College announces new structural and building technology diploma program
Digital Journal
Brighton College, a reputable Vancouver-based career college, officially announced the launch of its newest program, the Structural and Building Technology Diploma. The first intake for the Structural and Building Technology Diploma was Sept. 23, with regular and consistent intakes scheduled thereafter. This hands-on instructor-led program features experiential lectures and workshops which are facilitated by industry experts.
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New University of Waterloo lab aims to revolutionize wireless research
The Province
The new Electromagnetic Radiation Lab at the University of Waterloo is not a torture chamber, although it has the look of one. Visitors stepping through the thick vault-like doors of the newly launched facility are immediately struck by the dizzying sight of 10,000 sinister-looking pointed cones protruding in every direction from the floor, ceiling and walls.
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Google's Motorola establishing a new office in Waterloo
Financial Post
Just a few days after BlackBerry said that thousands of its staff will lose their jobs, one of the embattled smartphone maker's top competitors announced plans to set up a new office in the Waterloo, ON-based company's backyard. The Google-owned Motorola Mobility revealed it would be establishing a new engineering hub in Waterloo, ON, with the goal of tapping into the deep talent pool located in an around Canada's premiere technology centre.
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Ontario looks at quality control after Trillium radiology crisis
Toronto Star
Ontario's health minister says she wants tougher quality control measures for diagnostic imaging in the wake of the controversy over misread scans at Trillium Health. "I think we can strengthen quality assurance when it comes to radiology," Deb Matthews said. She said she convened a meeting with key players in the health system to discuss the idea.
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Science rediscovers the oldest building product on the planet
Canada.com
To hear Peter Lister talk about nano filaments and elemental components, it’s hard to grasp that he is actually discussing something as commonplace as a two-by-four. But the lowly two-by-four is undergoing a renaissance. Lister, a vice-president of research at FPInnovations, is at the forefront of that renaissance. He's one of 550 people at the wood-products research firm across Canada who are breaking new ground in how wood is used. It is Canada's largest forestry laboratory.
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Brighton College announces new structural and building technology diploma program
Digital Journal
Brighton College, a reputable Vancouver-based career college, officially announced the launch of its newest program, the Structural and Building Technology Diploma.

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The race is on to build a better battery
Macleans
Eagle-eyed Apple fans noticed something unusual when the company released the third generation of the iPad in the spring of 2012. The device was actually thicker and heavier than its predecessor — seemingly a step backward.

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Wind Mobile to bid for new spectrum
CBC News
Small cellphone player Wind Mobile will be among bidders for valuable wireless spectrum in Canada being put up for auction in January as it moves to take on big carriers Rogers, Telus and Bell, chief executive Anthony Lacavera said.

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Natural nerves improve robotic leg performance
The Globe and Mail
Redirecting nerves from the thigh muscle to control an experimental robotic leg makes it easier to use and more like a natural leg, researchers report. The leg's movements are guided by the patient's original nerves, which have been redirected to a small area of the thigh muscle. The robotic leg senses the unconscious muscle movements and translates them into movements for the knee and ankle of the 10-pound device.
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NASA picks 10 innovative space tech ideas for funding
Space.com
NASA has awarded grants 10 innovative university projects that promise to help the space agency develop the advanced technologies it needs for future long-duration manned spaceflights and research. The agency's Space Technology Research Grants Program will give about $250,000 to each of the one-year projects, with the possibility of another year of funding contingent on technical progress, NASA officials announced.
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