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2014-04-03 08:23:20

ST. JOHN'S, NL, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) is investing more than $500,000 in six research and development projects related to mineral exploration and development. The projects are being carried out by researchers at Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic to enhance exploration efforts, improve environmental mitigation strategies, and strengthen opportunities through the purchase of specialized equipment. "The mining sector has been...

2014-02-05 23:01:42

Collaborative Project on Model-Based Design and Control of Next-Generation Green Automobiles is Winning Project Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 A collaborative project between Maplesoft, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) and the University of Waterloo (UW) has won a Synergy Award for Innovation. Instituted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the annual Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of collaboration that stand as a...

NSERC's Most Prestigious Award For Promoting Science Goes To The Tomatosphere Project
2013-04-03 16:13:37

NASA The Tomatosphere Project has won the 2013 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Award for Science Promotion, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science. Tomatosphere was selected for stimulating and inspiring students to see the relevance of science not only in the classroom, but also in -- and out of -- this world. Since the project began in 2001, over 2 million Canadian students have taken part in Tomatosphere by growing...

2012-04-18 21:54:56

New research findings highlight how deposits of animal droppings are scientifically important for determining the impact of environmental change on threatened species. Analysis of 50 years' bird droppings inside a large decommissioned chimney on Queen's campus, provided evidence that DDT and bird diet may have played a role, in a long-term decline for populations of insect-eating birds in North America. The chimney had been a roosting spot for chimney swifts. "Certainly there are many...

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2011-05-17 09:20:00

Scientists from Queen's and Carleton universities head a national multidisciplinary research team that has uncovered startling new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on North America's largest Arctic delta. "One of the most ominous threats of global warming today is from rising sea levels, which can cause marine waters to inundate the land," says the team's co-leader, Queen's graduate student Joshua Thienpont. "The threat is especially acute in polar regions, where...

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2010-05-25 11:12:12

Queen's-led study links metal contamination of Arctic ponds to seabirds' diets A collaborative research team led by Queen's University biologists has found that potent metals like mercury and lead, ingested by Arctic seabirds feeding in the ocean, end up in the sediment of polar ponds. "Birds feeding on different diets will funnel different 'cocktails' of metal contaminants from the ocean back to terrestrial ecosystems, which can then affect other living organisms," says lead author Neal...

2010-02-17 08:35:00

Canadian leadership in ocean sciences will be front and center at this week's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Diego. On Friday, February 19, Dalhousie University's Ron O'Dor will talk about the ambitious plans for the international Ocean Tracking Network (www.oceantrackingnetwork.org) to which Canada has committed $45 million, including up to $10 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'