If A Tree Falls in the Forest… Somebody Finally Might Hear

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 Bugging the Forest

 

Have you ever wondered what happens in the rainforest when no one is looking?

Research in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Science may soon be able to answer that question. The departments of computing science and earth and atmospheric science have been working together to create a Wireless Sensor Network that allows for the clandestine data collection of environmental factors in remote locations and its monitoring from anywhere in the world where the Internet is available.

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Young Candian Workers Earning Less Than Parents Did

Young Workers Earning Less Than Parents Did

 Young Canadians think their parents had it easier

Young people entering the job market today may be better educated, but they’re earning less money than their parents did a generation ago, according to new census data released Thursday by Statistics Canada.

In fact, it’s a trend that began a quarter century ago and doesn’t appear to be slowing down – especially for young men entering the workforce.

Across all age groups, median salaries for full-time workers have changed little in 25 years. Workers today make, on average, a mere $53 more than they did in 1980, when adjusted for inflation, according to the census.

That stagnation mainly afflicted the middle class. The top earners in Canada saw their wages increase 16.4 per cent since 1980, while the bottom rung saw a 20-per-cent decrease.

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