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January 26, 2017 – The Halifax Business Awards is the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s most glamorous event of the year. This gala event boasts a spectacular night of entertainment, prestige, and celebration, recognizing risk takers and the success of the thriving business community in Halifax. [<a href=”//storify.com/Mthompson2/the-halifax-chamber-of-commerce-awards” target=”_blank”>View the story “The Halifax Chamber of Commerce…

Laser pointers aimed at commercial aircraft is a growing problem in Canada.  According to Transport Canada, there were over 600 reported incidents in 2015.  What happens when you shine a laser in a pilot’s field of vision? Flash blindness can occur Windshield creates glare leading to temporary distorted and confused Affect the pilots vision In…

Counterfeiting presents a global economical and security problem. Fake pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages pose direct treat to the public health. Fake ID cards and passports are serious problem for governments. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) study-entitled “Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact”-highlights that trade in counterfeit…

Smart materials have the potential to positively affect lives all over the world. It improves how we use, interact and benefit from light.  With the power to manipulate one of the most fundamental and important resources on our planet, we can now harness it to make a difference around the world.  As this science is…

Laser strikes are on the rise and impacting commercial aviation globally. MTI has put together some quick facts to show the global impact of laser strikes and where and when they are occurring. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) The top five US cities affected by laser strikes in 2014 were Houston, Los Angeles, San Juan, Phoenix, and Las Vegas according to the…

The Gartner Hype Cycle presents the visibility of a certain technology as a function of time. It can be applied to most technological breakthroughs, such as the invention of the transistor, the discovery of the laser, or the early stages of the internet (ARPANET). It is shown in the image below and comprises five stages.…