Tag: Technology

Vancouver tech benefits from broken US immigration system

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vancouver tech industry already boasts 600 digital media companies The Vancouver tech community is growing – aided in part by a dysfunctional American immigration system that forces Silicon Valley to plant satellite offices in Canada. Software engineer Pablo Guana nearly refused a job with Facebook when the company redirected him to Vancouver from Silicon Valley […]

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Fire your phone company and save money with NetTALK

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Advertising: Current phone number can be transferred to NetTALK When the big telecommunications companies are finished counting their money at the end of the day, the makers of NetTALK are making sure they’re having problems sleeping. The days of fixed, high-priced contracts are ending thanks in part to revolutionary products like NetTALK’s VoIP line which […]

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Canadian Space Agency, UofCalgary part of European satellite mission

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Canadian Space Agency says early support for Calgary scientists basis for instrument development Canadian Space Agency announces University of Calgary scientists provided the instruments used in the the European Space Agency’s first constellation of Earth Observation satellites, which launched Friday. The Canadian Space Agency says the Swarm mission launched successfully at 7:02 a.m. EST from the […]

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Home lighting: Cut costs with green high tech bulbs

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

LED home lighting the next big thing By David Dodge, Green Energy Futures  Home lighting sucks a lot of money from the family budget. But now homeowners can take advantage of new technologies to cut costs and improve lighting in their houses. In 1812 you had to harpoon a 40-ton sperm whale and drain its […]

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Tidal energy: Is it ready for the big time?

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nova Scotia hopes to develop tidal energy technology for export By David Dodge and Duncan McKinney, Green Energy Futures  The Bay of Fundy is an extraordinarily powerful body of water and proponents of tidal energy development think its ready to yield as much as 7,000 megawatts of electricity. Nothing makes you appreciate the power of the ocean […]

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Electric vehicle superhighway already a reality in Canada

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Entrepreneur spends own money to install electric vehicle charging stations By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney, Green Energy Futures   Kent Rathwell pulls up to Peavey Mart in Red Deer, Alta. in his electric vehicle, a Tesla Model S performance car, parks in the big green parking spot at the front doors and plugs his car in to […]

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Stand Up For Science rallies held across Canada Monday

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stand Up for Science fighting against cuts to scientific institutions and funding On Monday, Stand Up For Science rallies will be held across Canada as supporters speak out against government cuts to science programs and institutions and speak in favour of evidence, not ideology. The group called Evidence for Democracy, or E4D, is spearheading the […]

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U of A opens medical isotope and cyclotron facility

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Medical isotope used in many diagnostic procedures Canada’s supply of medical isotopes is safe, thanks to the University of Alberta’s new Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility, with support from both provincial and federal governments. The $28-million cyclotron facility was built in order to produce high quality technetium-99m (Tc-99m), a critical medical isotope used in at […]

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City of Surrey inches closer to organics biofuel facility

| May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

From kitchen and yard waste to renewable fuel The City of Surrey has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a new organics biofuel facility, marking a substantial leap towards sustainable energy. The RFQ is an invitation for proposals by qualified teams for the organics biofuel facility’s  design, construction, partial financing and maintenance. The organics biofuel facility will […]

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BC startup companies lack the resources to grow up

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

BC startup companies employing more and more, especially in tech sector Troy Media – by Roslyn Kunin The recent B.C. budget was more modest and realistic than any government budget I recall seeing, especially since it precedes an election. The good news is that the budget anticipates a modest surplus, thus contributing to the long term […]

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