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Saskatchewan Polytechnic launches with vision to be first choice in Canada
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
A newkind of educational organization appeared on the province’s post-secondary landscape this morning. The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) re-launched today as Saskatchewan Polytechnic. “We are very pleased to support this historical institution as it becomes Saskatchewan Polytechnic,” Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty said. “Saskatchewan Polytechnic will provide increased learning opportunities for students, an expanded research focus and will continue helping to meet labour market needs in the province.”
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Lambton College adding three new full-time programs to its 2015 lineup
Lambton College
Lambton College is pleased to announce it will be adding three new full-time programs to its roster for fall 2015. Starting next September, the college will be offering a three year advanced diploma in Bio-Industrial Engineering Technology, a two year Electromechanical Engineering Technician diploma and a one year Ontario College Certificate in Aboriginal Social Justice. Ranjan Bhattacharya, Dean, School of Technology, Energy & Apprenticeship, Lambton College, is confident the new Bio-Industrial Engineering Technology program will help meet industry-demand for this growing career sector.
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FireChat 'off-the-grid' messaging app: What you need to know
CBC News
FireChat, an app that lets users chat without a cellular or internet connection, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong amid mass pro-democracy protests. Here's what you need to know about it. FireChat is an iOS and Android app that lets smartphone and tablet users chat even without a cellular or internet connection. That's why it bills itself as "off-the-grid."
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How technology can help you stay exercising
UBC
So really, what makes an exercise program stick? Mary Jung, assistant professor with the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been granted a five-year, $450,000 research scholarship from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research to research whether self-monitoring using technology such as smartphone apps or step counters can help people meet their exercise goals by increasing their physical activity.
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SaskPower set to unveil 'clean coal' technology
CBC News
Saskatchewan has attracted international interest in a $1.4-billion large scale application of technology aimed at reducing harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants. The province's Crown corporation SaskPower is hosting a major tour of its facilities. For several years, SaskPower has been outfitting its Boundary Dam power plant, near Estevan, Saskatchewan , in the province's southeast, with sophisticated equipment for what is known as carbon capture and storage.
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FireChat 'off-the-grid' messaging app: What you need to know
CBC News
FireChat, an app that lets users chat without a cellular or internet connection, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong amid mass pro-democracy protests. Here's what you need to know about it. FireChat is an iOS and Android app that lets smartphone and tablet users chat even without a cellular or internet connection. That's why it bills itself as "off-the-grid."

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Heat seeker: Meet the thermal-imaging camera you can afford
CNET
If you want to try to find a water leak behind a wall, a person hidden in the bushes at night, or identify passengers with a fever passing through a checkpoint, thermal imaging is the technology for you. But until now, that was only if you've got a very big budget. Cameras equipped with the technology — which measures differences in temperature on the electromagnetic spectrum — have long been too expensive for everyday use. Most cost well over $1,000, if not double, or triple that.

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How clean technology can save Canadian manufacturing
BCBusiness.ca
Canada's burgeoning clean technology sector was the focus of a panel hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver. The country's clean technology industry — which includes companies in transportation, power generation, recycling, and even oil and gas waste management — employed 41,000 in 2012 and contributed $11.3 billion to Canada's GDP.

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Cancer-detecting yogurt could replace colonoscopies
MIT Technology Review
Screening for certain cancers could soon be as simple as a home pregnancy test. Sangeeta Bhatia, a professor at MIT, is working to replace costly and uncomfortable colonoscopies and MRIs with a dollop of yogurt and a urine test—a cheap method that could improve the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
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Novel technology used to make restorative dental material developed
University of Colorado Boulder
A novel dental restorative material that should make life easier for dental care experts and their patients, which is based on technology developed by a team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers, was unveiled today by the 3M Company. Based on work by a team led by Professor Christopher Bowman of CU-Boulder’s chemical and biological engineering department, a team from 3M ESPE developed the new polymer, which makes it possible for dentists to fill cavities with a single application that is then cured with light to achieve the desired strength and shape.
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Voice hackers will soon be talking their way into your technology
Forbes
Voice-activated technology is so vulnerable to attack that users should immediately disable speech recognition on all their devices, a security researcher at AVG has warned. Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at the anti-virus company, has carried out several experiments which revealed the new techniques hackers might use to gain control of voice-controlled devices.
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Technology is changing the future of marketing (again)
Forbes
Technology has always changed how marketing works. What is different today is the unprecedented rate of change in the both the development of marketing tools and the escalation of expectations for better experiences from customers.
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Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime
Reuters
Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said. The wearable device consists of a tiny computer screen mounted in the corner of an eyeglass frame and is capable of taking photos, recording video and playing sound.
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Starboard sets sights on movie technology provider RealD
The Wall Street Journal
Activist investor Starboard Value LP offered to acquire RealD Inc., the film industry's leading provider of 3-D technology. In a letter to RealD executives, Starboard says it would pay $12 a share, a 29 per cent premium over a previous price of $9.27 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Based on that price, the company has a market value of about $470 million. Starboard also disclosed it owns a nearly 10 per cent stake in RealD, which makes projectors and other technology used to show 3-D films.
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Technology is changing the future of marketing (again)
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New GE membrane system captures energy from wastewater
Canadian Mining Journal
GE Power & Water introduced the latest in membrane-based wastewater treatment technology. It combines anaerobic digestion technology with the ZeeWeed™ 500 membranes to create anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR). As industrial customers seek greater water reuse, while facing more stringent discharge limits, AnMBR offers lower costs, better performance and the ability to generate renewable energy from industrial wastewater.
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