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2014-06-25 23:05:10

Edmonton technology start-up LoginRadius receives contribution from the Industrial Research Assistance Program to continue developing business-focused, online social platforms for the future. Edmonton AB (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 LoginRadius, the leading social login and sharing provider, announced today that it has received up to $225,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The funding is awarded to support the...

2014-06-04 12:21:47

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA regarding the National Research Council report, "Pathways to Exploration - Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "NASA welcomes the release of this report. After a preliminary review, we are pleased to find the NRC's assessment and identification of compelling themes for human exploration are consistent...

2014-05-21 12:53:11

American Chemical Society Out of the thousands of chemicals used for countless everyday products, about 500 have been assessed for potential health risks by the federal program tasked with this colossal duty. The good news is the Environmental Protection Agency, which runs the program, has improved it, but more remains to be done, according to a report from the National Research Council (NRC). Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical...

2014-03-04 14:09:11

In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it’s shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and...

2013-07-10 16:03:54

While numerous studies are under way to determine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, the extent and severity of these impacts and the value of the resulting losses cannot fully be measured without considering the goods and services provided by the Gulf, says a new report from the National Research Council. The congressionally mandated report offers an approach that could establish a more comprehensive understanding of the impacts and help inform options for...

2013-06-25 19:14:43

Diluted bitumen has no greater likelihood of accidental pipeline release than other crude oils, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The committee that wrote the report found that diluted bitumen has physical and chemical properties within the range of other crude oils and that no aspect of its transportation by pipeline would make it more likely than other crude oils to cause an accidental release.  The committee was not asked to address whether the consequences of a...

2013-04-30 23:31:52

Pesticides Pose to Endangered and Threatened Species When determining the potential effects pesticides could pose to endangered or threatened species, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) should use a common scientific approach, says a new report from the National Research Council.  Specifically, the agencies should use a risk assessment approach that addresses problem formulation, exposure analysis,...


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