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MLS holds open houses on spaceport plans

Maritime Launch Services’ Canso project meets with enthusiasm, opposition in small Nova Scotia community.

October 13, 2021  
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Capt. Kirk and crew blast into space

90-year-old William Shatner becomes oldest person in space following successful Blue Origin space flight.

October 13, 2021  
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Canadian auto production hit hard by chip shortage

Supply chain issues disproportionately effecting Canada’s few assembly facilities.

October 13, 2021  
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Amazon, MIT establish AI and robotics research hub

Online retailer to provide sponsored research funding over the next five years to the Science Hub on MIT campus.

October 9, 2021  
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Study: Operator panel market to bounce back from pandemic

Arc report predicts HMIs will experience double digit growth in 2021.

October 9, 2021  
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The difference between disc springs and Belleville washers

While similar in appearance, the two types of spring washers suit different applications.

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Linamar enters manufacturing agreement with eMatrix

Deal represents car parts maker’s first expansion into energy storage segment.

September 29, 2021  
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B.C. lays out five year plan to move away from fossil fuels

BC Hydro to spend $190M to promote fuel switching in homes, buildings, vehicles and industry.

September 29, 2021  
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Ford to invest in EV production in small town, USA

Automaker to build F-Series EV assembly and battery production plants in West Tennessee and Kentucky.

September 29, 2021  
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Pneumatic Cylinder

Festo’s ADN-S is another space saver for jobs in tight quarters.

September 25, 2021  
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Canadian cleaning robots increasingly visible amid pandemic

Kitchener’s Avidbots rides trend towards automation in the cleaning industry.

September 22, 2021  
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Boeing to invest $200M to build unmanned aircraft

Facility to build unmanned MQ-25 Stingray refueling craft to feature advanced assembly techniques.

September 22, 2021  
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Fed foresees a potential rate hike as soon as next year

US, Canada and Australia central banks easing off bond purchases as economy improves.

September 22, 2021  
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Industrial PC

Beckhoff C7015 IPC provides IP65/67 rating in compact form factor.

September 22, 2021  
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Linear Stepper Stages

H2W’s LSS-031-04-011-MEA features integrated linear encoder and advanced electronics package.

September 15, 2021  
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MDA awarded contract for JAXA’s Martian Moons mission

Canadian aerospace company to provide advanced LIDAR range finder for Japanese space agency’s MMX mission.

September 15, 2021  
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CP to acquire Kansas City Southern in US$31B deal

Merger to create first U.S.-Mexico- Canada rail network.

September 15, 2021  
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Canadian inflation hits highest rate since 2003

Rising gas, furniture, car prices driving CPI increase, StatCan says.

September 15, 2021  
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Shroom-Bot

Ontario’s Mycionics looks to relieve mushroom trade’s labor crunch with fully automated harvesting robot.

September 13, 2021  
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Attabotics expands executive management staff

Calgary-based warehouse robotics firm adds former Wind River, Microsoft and Amazon executive as CTO.

September 13, 2021  
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Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

Israel Aerospace Industries’ semi-autonomous REX MKII designed to reduce soldier exposure.

September 13, 2021  
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MEMS Capacitive Accelerometers

Silicon Designs Model 2210 series offers low-noise measurements on up to three orthogonal axes.

September 8, 2021  
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Ballard, Quantron to develop hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks

B.C.-based company’s FCmove fuel cell modules to power German firm’s heavy duty electric trucks.

September 8, 2021  
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Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

Initiative would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions in federal investment.

September 8, 2021  
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Rocket ‘terminated’ in fiery explosion over Pacific Ocean

Firefly Aerospace’s private, unmanned Alpha rocket looks to compete in small satellite launch sector.

September 8, 2021  
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Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky high

COVID-19 resurgence expected to keep vehicle parts in short supply as late as 2023, analysts say.

September 8, 2021  
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Magna to present its future-ready product lineup at IAA Mobility 2021

Auto parts maker’s EV powertrains and self-driving systems on display at annual auto technology expo.

September 1, 2021  
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Liberals pledge $2B to help ‘transition’ oil workers

Alberta communities lukewarm to Ottawa’s “Future Funds” program.

September 1, 2021  
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Stats Can: Economy sees biggest contraction in second quarter

Surprise drop during April-to-June period could extend into July, agency estimates.

September 1, 2021  
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The power of predictive maintenance

Predictive strategy cuts maintenance costs, reduces unplanned downtime and enhances worker safety.

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How Plastic Bearings Work

igus’ wear-resistant plastic bearings offer distinct advantages over metal alternatives.

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Japan aims to bring back soil samples from Mars moon

Space agency says it hopes to grab soil sample from Phobos by 2029.

August 23, 2021