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Specialist in Virtual Reality – a Ready-Made Future

When the GAFAs (understand: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) of this world began to invest billions in virtual reality technologies, companies and consumers quickly realized that a small revolution was looming on the horizon. What are the ins and outs of this phenomenon?   Concepts and figures to know For ordinary people, it is not […]


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Industrial Designer or Cornerstone of the Company

Born in the late 19th century by industrialists who wanted to stand out from the competitors by improving the functionalities and aesthetics of their products, industrial design has become, even more today, a must. What are the contributions of a Michel Dallaire to the company? What does this profession involve each day? How is it […]


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The Dismantling Engineer in Aid of Nuclear Power Plants

The sixth largest producer of nuclear power in the world, Canada plays a significant role not only in operation of nuclear power plants worldwide, but also in controlling the proper operation of Canadian facilities and their decommissioning program, all under the watchful eye of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Let’s look at the situation […]


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Battery Storage of Power or the Delusion of Grandeur

The global market for battery energy storage is poised for a meteoric rise, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance study, which states that between 2016 and 2030 its growth will be multiplied by 64. But before seeking out the reasons, a quick reminder about battery energy storage.   From lead to lithium Created in […]


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Technology and Sleep – for Worse or… for Better

Children, teenagers and adults, we are all under the spell of technology and suffer every setback… especially when it comes time to go to sleep. So if you are unable to make – or follow – the wise resolution to turn off your screens some time before you go to bed, you can opt for […]


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Grey workers: experience sought-after by hardware stores

Plumber, electrician, painter or gardener: as retirement approaches, these experienced workers often find a second career in a hardware store. And they are welcomed with open arms! That’s what happened to Lynda Riverin, training scenographer. After studying at the Quebec City Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, she had a career as an artist-painter. “I was doing […]


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Experimentation – Technology to the Rescue of Animals

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) could only applaud with both hands the article published on August 9, 2017, in which two Australian researchers listed serious alternatives to animal experimentation. Thanks to in vitro experiments and in silico techniques, some of the three million animals studied annually in Canada for scientific purposes could have […]


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Rudologist – a Source of Hope for Waste Management

Caught by his own trap, man must now find solutions to manage the waste products he has himself produced. This task is all the more necessary with some waste having a life of hundreds of years (plastic bags) or a dangerous effect for hundreds of thousands of years (radioactive residues). Portrait of the waste situation […]


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Dilemma and War over Rare Earths

Paradoxical as it may appear, the ecological movement that many Western countries are undertaking may not be so green after all… At issue is exploration for rare earths – highly sought after by those involved in energy transformation – for which the effects on the environment will negate the expected benefits. Take a few moments […]


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Composites – a Material That Has Become Essential

In the last twenty years, the market for composite materials has seen annual growth of 5% to 10%, driven mainly by consumption from emerging countries and by the construction and transport sectors of developed countries. Faced with growing and challenging demand, composites have to adapt both upstream and downstream of its manufacturing process. Explanations.   […]


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Is human nature ready to accept biomimicry?

In the current environment of ecological and energy transition, biomimicry is opening an exciting path for companies and countries wishing to engage in sustainable development. Described for the first time by American scientist Janine Benyus, biomimicry seems to promise great achievements provided we know how to change our vision of the world. Demystifying biomimicry Biomimicry […]


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Businesses and employees challenged by the 4th Industrial Revolution

Like one day to the next, revolutions follow one another but do not resemble each other. There is little in common between the mechanization of the 1780s, the electrification of the end of the 19th century, the electronics of the 1970s and today’s Industry 4.0. However, all these revolutions brought their lot of discoveries and […]


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