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New app to make Calgary commutes easier

A new cell phone app currently being developed by University of Calgary Assistant Professor Dr. Steve Liang will enable users to record their traffic movement around Calgary, which will help the City of Calgary calculate vehicle travel times along major routes.

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GeoCENS receives EagleWatch Data

The Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing (GeoCENS) team announced that EagleWatch has agreed to contribute 18 years worth of eagle count data into the portal.

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Thanks to all for making Cybera Summit 2010 a success

Thank you to all the speakers, sponsors and attendees who joined us in Banff September 21 and 22 for Cybera Summit 2010: Driving Alberta’s Digital Evolution.

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Banff is where it’s at: Sept 21-24

Cybera Summit 2010: Driving Alberta’s Digital Evolution is bringing a diverse group of innovation enthusiasts and trailblazers to explore emerging technologies and R&D initiatives.

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Real-life impacts of innovative science revealed in four Cybera project videos

Leading-edge Alberta-based research initiatives in resource management, climate change and space weather phenomena are showcased in four project videos released by Cybera today.

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Cybera board member Jonathan Schaeffer featured in The Economist

A July 8th special report on gambling in The Economist examined one of the most up and coming poker players of the century, and advised readers to “bet on the bot.”

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GeoChronos Principal Investigator Commences Prestigious University Appointment

GeoChronos principal investigator, Dr Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, began his five-year term as the Faculty of Science Associate Dean International/Graduate Studies at the University of Alberta on July 1. In this new role, Dr Sanchez-Azofeifa is responsible for matters relating to international activities and graduate studies at the Faculty level.

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Cybera Launches Solar-Powered Datacentre In Canada

Calgary, AB (June 29, 2010) – Calgary’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector is about to become a little more environmentally friendly. This morning Cybera, with national partners CANARIE and the GreenStar Network (GSN) Project, connected a rooftop solar-powered datacenter to Canada’s first “green” powered internet network.
 
Over the next few months, the GSN Project will connect five different nodes across Canada, each powered by renewable energy sources as they store and transfer research data for pilot user groups. The Calgary node, managed by Cybera, will draw more than 1,840 watts of power from eight solar panels (230 watts each) installed on roof space donated by Calgary Technologies Inc. in the Alastair Ross Technology Centre.
 
“Cybera is proud to participate in this collaboration of forward-thinking industry, university and government agency groups to usher in a new era of powering information technology using sustainable and “green” energy sources,” said Robin Winsor, Cybera President and CEO.
 
The GreenStar nodes will act as small datacenters – facilities designed to hold computer servers – and will draw power from renewable energy sources such as wind, water and the sun. If the node uses up its power supply before it is able to recharge, the data will be seamlessly transferred along the network to another operational node.
 
“The GreenStar Network aims to ensure that our carbon footprint doesn’t increase as the world becomes more reliant on information and communications technologies,” said Dr. Mohamed Cheriet, Director of Synchromedia at ÉTS and spokesperson for the GreenStar Network.
 
Earlier this year the GSN project received $2 million in funding from CANARIE, Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, through CANARIE’s Green IT Program. The GSN network is expected to eventually extend into the United States and overseas to Spain, Belgium, and Ireland.
 
“As a global leader supporting projects that enable research and innovation, CANARIE sees great potential in the GreenStar Network for developing next-generation technologies committed to innovative and environmentally-friendly technological advancements,” said CANARIE President Jim Roche.
 
For more information about the project, please click here.

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Cybera Connects to GreenStar Network – June 29

Cybera is proud to launch the Calgary node of the GreenStar Network project, funded through CANARIE’s Green IT Program, and invites you to join our celebratory launch. Five nodes will be located across the country, each powered by a form of “green” energy. Calgary’s node, which is solar-powered, is located on the roof of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre. Join us as we connect to the GreenStar Network and kick off a new era of powering ICT resources through renewable energy.

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ISTP Canada Announces New Funding Opportunities

International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada), the Department of Science and Technology (DST)/ Global Innovation and Technology Alliance or GITA (India), and the Department of Biotechnology or DBT (India) are hosting three Calls for Proposals (CFP) for Partnership Development Activities (PDAs) between Canada and India.

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