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Government's IT skills shortage points to a future of failure
Next Gov
Government agencies are still falling short when it comes to having the top-notch talent needed to effectively develop, leverage or understand technology. And the chances for attracting that talent from the outside are grim as agencies grapple with a severe shortage of workers with technical skills, according to a new report.
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Technology's 'next big idea' comes from Ryerson University
Whats Your Tech
New mobile payment solutions and online video indexing tools are among the highly anticipated "big ideas" coming out of a technology partnership between Canada and India. Mobile payment technologies are seen as a way not just to bring convenience to shoppers in established and mainstream markets, but as a way to bring financial services and economic equality to underserved markets in the developing world.
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Ontario hospitals to have tougher quality control for diagnostic images
CTV News
Ontario's governing Liberals say hospitals in the province will soon have more rigorous quality control measures for diagnostic images, such as CT scans. Health Minister Deb Matthews says the province will be rolling out a "physician peer-review program" in all facilities where diagnostic imaging services are provided. Her spokeswoman says a team of doctors will review random samples of diagnostic images that have already been assessed by a radiologist.
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Science just one victim of shrinking university and college budgets
Medicine Hat News
Peter Higgs reckons he would be unemployable nowadays. The 84-year-old British physicist is the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize for science, greatly in part from his 1964 paper that identified how subatomic material acquires mass. Then on July 4, 2012, as physicists with European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) used the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator to confirm the existence of what Higgs had described, now known as the Higgs-Boson particle.
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Startup displays power of nanotechnology
The Record
The sun pours through the bedroom windows waking you from the pleasant depths of REM sleep. No problem. You pick up your smartphone, click on the NanoShutters app, drag your fingers across the screen and the windows instantly darken, blocking out the light. When you get into work — late again — your boss calls you into his glass-walled office for a little chat. He calls up the NanoShutters app on his tablet, drags a finger across the screen, and the glass walls instantly turn into white panels that nobody can see through.
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Technology's 'next big idea' comes from Ryerson University
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New mobile payment solutions and online video indexing tools are among the highly anticipated 'big ideas' coming out of a technology partnership between Canada and India.

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Without highly specialized engineers, Canada can kiss innovation goodbye
The Globe and Mail
"Today the physics of cancer are known — what remains is massive engineering." That assertion, from an article in Time magazine about new approaches to cancer research, could apply not just to biotechnology.

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This biotechnology platform could save millions of lives
Trefis
Patrick Cox, editor of the brand-new publication Transformational Technology Alert, is acutely aware of how transformational technology platforms can enable efficiencies and improve scale a la Moore’s Law.

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Biotechnology alive and well
Telegram
Eric von Hofe is preparing the two-person company Antigen Express for a review of data from studies of a breast cancer vaccine. Then the president of Antigen Express needs to find someone with $120 million to $150 million for further research. Then there's the research, more analysis and, if all goes well, an application to regulators for permission to sell the vaccine.
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MaRS Innovation and Pfizer fund bio-manufacturing technology
Canada News Wire
MaRS Innovation, a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, has announced the first project funded through the Pfizer and MaRS Innovation strategic partnership. Dr. Stuart Berger, senior scientist at University Health Network, has developed a potential innovation for the bio-manufacturing sector, which is a rapid-growth area. His technology generates cell lines with improved protein production and survival properties, important in the industrial production of therapeutic proteins.
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