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2014 Applied Research / Technology Report Contest

The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Applied Research / Technology Report National Contest.
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ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

The annual ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition is the premier global conference that focuses on today's technical challenges, research updates and breakthrough innovations that are shaping the future of engineering. The Congress convenes engineers, academics, scientists and technologists of all disciplines for the purposes of exploring solutions to global challenges and for the advancement of engineering excellence worldwide.
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STEM is the future when it comes to careers, but what do Canadian teens really think about it?
CNW
Science is fun according to almost three quarters of Canadian youth – a number that has more than doubled, from 34 to 72 per cent, in just three years. What's more is that youth have a huge appreciation for science with 72 per cent believing science offers many different career options and 74 per cent recognizing its importance to adult life. So with interest in and appreciation for science increasing, are youth actually planning to pursue it? Spotlight on Science Learning: Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce, a new research report released today by Let's Talk Science, and made possible by Amgen Canada, looks at just this.
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Dartmouth company looks to expand use of body scan data
The Chronicle Herald
A Dartmouth company that has developed technology used to help ensure a proper clothing fit has a new chief executive and plans to expand into the data and analytics business. Tuoc Luong takes over as CEO of Unique Solutions Design. He replaces founder Tanya Shaw, who becomes executive chairwoman. Luong said that he will be based in California, where the company is setting up a Silicon Valley office to help develop business tied to the company’s growing data bank of body scans.
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WhistlerBlackcomb eases loading with RFID technology
The Province
Remember those guys who used to hang out at the bottom of lift maze and zap your passes with a bar-code scanner? Well, guess they’ll be doing other jobs at Whistler Blackcomb this year because North America’s No. 1 resort (as voted by readers of SKI Magazine) is adopting RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology on all of its lifts. The device is a small circuit — actually a tiny antenna — integrated into your access card, which contains information pertaining to your lift ticket, season pass, or Edge Card.
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Dartmouth company looks to expand use of body scan data
The Chronicle Herald
A Dartmouth company that has developed technology used to help ensure a proper clothing fit has a new chief executive and plans to expand into the data and analytics business. Tuoc Luong takes over as CEO of Unique Solutions Design. He replaces founder Tanya Shaw, who becomes executive chairwoman. Luong said that he will be based in California, where the company is setting up a Silicon Valley office to help develop business tied to the company’s growing data bank of body scans.

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The 8 worst predictions in the history of technology
The Telegraph
Technology moves at a dizzying pace, making predictions about the industry nearly impossible. But this doesn't stop people from having a go - often with hilarious results.

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Research Infosource releases list of top 50 Canadian research colleges
Research Infosource
Research Infosource has released its annual list of Canada’s Top 50 research colleges. Topping the list this year was the British Columbia Institute of Technology, which, according to Research Infosource, saw a research income of over $15 M in the 2013 fiscal year. BCIT was followed by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and George Brown College, which had research incomes of roughly $9.7 M and $9.3 M, respectively.

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Privacy commissioner investigating Calgary Police technology
660 News
Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has launched an investigation into new Calgary Police technology. Jill Clayton wants to know whether new body worn cameras and facial recognition software comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Clayton claims she sent a letter to CPS, requesting they complete a privacy impact assessment, but hasn’t received any real response.
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Ingram Micro to provide unlocked BlackBerry phones to VARs
Computer Dealer News
Ingram Micro Canada has struck a deal with BlackBerry that will allow the Ontario-based technology products distributor to sell unlocked BlackBerry smart phones to Canadian retailers and resellers. BlackBerry gains a wider distribution network for its products and services in the country because the phone maker will be benefiting from Ingram Micro Mobility’s supply chain expertise and channel reach to value added resellers (VARs), mobile carriers, retailers, systems integrators and service providers.
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The future of cars today: What's driving new technology
CTV News
Since its inception, the automotive industry has been constantly advancing with improvements and innovations. The pace of change has quickened in recent years, however, as the reliance on even-faster evolving computer technology has grown. Canada AM took a week-long look at the state of current and future of car technology, and we've got the highlights.
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Canadian startup to offer technology aimed at cutting roaming rates
The Globe and Mail
KnowRoaming, a Toronto startup that developed a technology meant to offer travellers reduced roaming rates when using their cellphones abroad, is now making its product widely available. For the past year the company has conducted a beta test of its SIM sticker, which is an ultra-thin microchip that affixes to the small card in a mobile device that carries personal information about the user.
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Hotels embracing smartphone technology for check-in process
CBC News via The Associated Press
Hotels don't want guests to have to linger at the front desk — or even stop by at all. New programs are helping speed up the check-in process for busy travellers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors. The innovations are still being tweaked as hotels scramble to catch up to airlines.
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Huawei is committed to 5G technology research
China Daily
Huawei strives to be an industry leader for fifth-generation telecom technology through extensive research and development investment and close partnership with universities internationally, a senior executive told China Daily. "Working with academic researchers at universities allows us to participate in the process of creating globally recognized 5G industry standards. As well, we can help to commercialize technical academic knowledge," said Tong Wen, chief technology officer of Huawei Wireless Networks. Tong was speaking at a press conference in London where details of University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Center are being announced.
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