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Searchers locate Avro Arrow model in Lake Ontario

  A free-flight model of the famed Avro Arrow interceptor has been located on the rocky bottom of Lake Ontario, confirmed members of the Raise the Arrow search team on Sept. 8, 2017. One of a series of models launched from Point Petre, Ont., between 1955 and 1957, the artifact was located using a sophisticated [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers – Engineering Employment Event

Access top employers for one-on-one meetings, insights into hiring outlooks and information about qualification requirements Job Seeker Registration Open to OSPE and PEO members Connect with employers who are actively seeking to hire skilled engineers at all levels Meet face-to-face with multiple hiring managers Learn about opportunities and hiring practices Secure interviews on the spotOSPE [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

Join us on August 31

Unmanned Systems Canada and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute will be co-hosting a Golf Tournament at the Metcalfe Golf Course on August 31, 2017. The cost of $65.00 includes your green fees and a BBQ buffet put on by the course. Like previous years, this best-ball tournament will focus on having fun at the course [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Events, Golf Tournament|0 Comments

Beam me up? Scientists teleport first object ever from Earth into space

Chinese scientists successfully teleported an object from the Earth's surface to an orbiting satellite for the first time ever. A photon — a tiny sub-atomic particle — was "transported" from the Gobi Desert to China's Micius satellite some 310 miles above the surface. The Guardian reported it's a new record distance for quantum teleportation, which occurs when the complete properties of one [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Without funding, Canadian climate science is in peril

Without funding, Canadian climate science is in peril Most informed people agree that climate change is a reality, and that the pace of change is being accelerated by human activities. Canadian research is making important contributions to the body of knowledge in the area. The $35-million Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) program is the [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Scientists brace for climate-fund cutoff

Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work. The break comes despite the Trudeau government’s repeated emphasis on the need for science-based decision-making in response to climate change. For researchers who have welcomed recent statements from Ottawa [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

In 2011, Claudio Aspesi, a senior investment analyst at Bernstein Research in London, made a bet that the dominant firm in one of the most lucrative industries in the world was headed for a crash. Reed-Elsevier, a multinational publishing giant with annual revenues exceeding £6bn, was an investor’s darling. It was one of the few [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

What Capabilities Does the Next Generation of Cockpits Offer?

By | June 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Space Apps Challenge 2017: A first for the CSA

From April 28 to 30, participants in Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo joined developers, designers, students, engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to create original applications during NASA's 2017 Space Apps Challenge. The Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Participants work alone or with a team to share [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ottawa’s Gastops gaining altitude with high-tech aircraft maintenance tools

(Source: Ottawa Business Journal) For nearly four decades, engineers at a nondescript office in an east-end industrial park have been doing their part to serve their country in a unique way: by building cutting-edge diagnostic tools that help keep engines running smoothly in everything from military search-and-rescue helicopters to fighter jets. They don’t get much [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments