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Concordia names engineering school after Gina Cody, a first for women in Canada

Concordia University’s engineering faculty is making history with its new name — the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science — the first in Canada to be named after a woman, the university says.  Gina Parveneh Cody is the former executive chair and principal shareholder of CCI Group, a large engineering firm in Toronto. In another first, Cody…

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Tiny robots send home 1st photos from asteroid's surface

Two tiny robots dispatched to the surface of an asteroid from a Japanese spacecraft have sent home their first photos. The Japan Space Exploration Agency confirmed Saturday that the two Minerva-II-1 rovers had landed successfully after being released from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft a day earlier. “The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and…

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'Predictive policing': Law enforcement revolution or just new spin on old biases? Depends who you ask

In a city with a long history of law-enforcement friction, activists and the Los Angeles Police Department are squaring off again. The latest crime-fighting controversy isn’t over issues like police brutality, corruption or gangs — it’s all about data. And the ways police are using it.   Activists at a public meeting with the Los Angeles Police Commission this…

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Federal workers cited 3,075 times for lapses in document security

Office workers at Public Services and Procurement Canada were cited 3,075 times last year for failing to lock up documents, USB keys and other storage devices containing sensitive information, says a new security report. And six of those employees were found to be chronic offenders during a “security sweep” at the department in 2017-2018, with…

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