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7 skills you need to land a job in 2014
News.com.au
If you want a fresh start next year but don't know how to market yourself, recruitment firm Hays has identified the top talent trends they expect to see in the New Year. Hays managing director Nick Deligiannis says Australia's economy is maintaining momentum and consumer confidence is strong heading into 2014.
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First Nations ask Ottawa to boost funding for aboriginal education
The Globe and Mail
The head of the Assembly of First Nations has written to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, stressing the urgent need for greater aboriginal education funding in the next federal budget. National Chief Shawn Atleo's request comes as the federal government says it is willing to negotiate improvements to its plan to reform First Nations education.
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Domestic wireless roaming fees to be capped
CBC News
Customers of smaller wireless carriers such as Wind will soon no longer be charged huge premiums when they travel within Canada and roam on the networks of bigger carriers, the federal government has announced. Industry Minister James Moore said that "in the coming weeks," the federal government plans to ban wireless providers from charging more for services to customers of carriers other than their own.
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35 high school women win leading technology award
Digital Journal
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Bank of America have selected 35 female high school students as winners of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, an award that recognizes young women for their outstanding aptitude in computing and technology. The 35 national winners were selected from among more than 2,300 applicants, representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and overseas military bases.
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NASA plans for possible spacewalks to fix ISS cooling system
CBC News
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for possible spacewalks this week to repair the outpost's failed cooling system, NASA said. One of two ammonia cooling systems on the U.S. side of the station shut down on Wednesday after a problem developed with a valve inside a pump located outside the $100 billion laboratory.
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Tech trends set stage for mobile, playful 2014
Canoe.ca
Twitter's triumphant market debut, the rise of smart fashion and a new generation of game consoles highlighted the tech world this year, portending more mobile and social trends in 2014. Meanwhile, Apple regained some lost momentum and Microsoft sought to reboot by announcing it was seeking a new chief executive.
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The pros and cons of drones
The Western Star
If a recent publicity grab by Amazon is to be believed, Santa will have some help delivering presents in the near future. Help in the form of flying robot drones. Specifically, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the capacity to carry standard sized parcels from local Amazon depots to homes much faster than via traditional methods. This idea is especially interesting in Canada with the announcement of Canada Post's plan to phase out urban home delivery.
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7 skills you need to land a job in 2014
News.com.au
If you want a fresh start next year but don't know how to market yourself, recruitment firm Hays has identified the top talent trends they expect to see in the New Year. Hays managing director Nick Deligiannis says Australia's economy is maintaining momentum and consumer confidence is strong heading into 2014.

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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.

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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.

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Unique industry-academia networks in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy launched
Phys.org
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has funded 13 unique collaborative 'Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy' (BBSRC NIBB) to boost interaction between the academic research base and industry, promoting the translation of research into benefits for the U.K.
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Ernst & Young: Risk of nanotechnology difficult for insurers to assess
Canadian Underwriter
Ernst & Young is predicting a rise in demand for certain types of insurance, such as cyber and nanotechnology. The consulting firm announced the release of the EY 2014 US Property-Casualty Insurance Outlook, which recommends that P&C carriers "invest in innovation of product development processes and delivery to meet rising demand for protection."
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