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Secret Location Pioneers Virtual Reality Content Distribution

VUSR Enables Publishers to Future Proof VR Content; First Application is NYT VR App for Daydream Toronto, Canada — Continuing its commitment to advancing virtual reality (VR) content production and distribution, Secret Location, a pioneering VR and technology studio, today unveiled VUSR, a content management platform that enables creators to easily publish, distribute and monetize… Keep Reading

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$8 Million Grant Announced for Mesothelioma Light-Based Therapy

The National Cancer Institute is awarding scientists at the University of Pennsylvania $8 million dollars towards a clinical trial on light-based therapy for mesothelioma surgical patients. University of Pennsylvania researchers report that they will use this grant to enroll 102 pleural mesothelioma study participants over the next four years. Those patients will be given a photosensitizing… Keep Reading

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Scan Can Differentiate Alzheimer’s from Other Dementia

Canadian neurologists in Quebec recently completed a research project to better diagnose types of dementia other than Alzheimer’s disease by utilizing brain scans. This method allows for faster diagnosis of patients fitting that criteria and who make up about 20% of all dementia cases. Currently it can take up to five years before a correct… Keep Reading

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Google to Make Its Own Driverless Car

Google has started building its own driverless cars that simply feature a start button – no steering wheel and no pedals. Chris Urmson, the project manager at Google, said that the car does not need those items because the car’s software and sensors do all the work of driving. The small two-seat electric car, with… Keep Reading

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Canadian Researchers Join Mission to Capture Antimatter

Several scientists that include experts from Canada are claiming that they have done the impossible: capture antimatter. In basic terms, antimatter is electronically the exact opposite of matter. And while it does not exist in nature now, it was thought to be in abundance when the universe was created. University of Calgary assistant physics professor… Keep Reading

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Study to Prevent Asian Carp from Entering Great Lakes

Government and Environmentalists on both sides of the border are tackling one of the many challenges facing the biological integrity of the shared Great Lakes. Because of the numerous twisting rivers, canals and backwater channels leading into the lakes, it is exponentially difficult to stop the entry of certain species of fish, mollusks and algae… Keep Reading

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Petition Seeks to Ban Fracking in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia provincial legislature has introduced a petition to ban the controversial method of oil and gas extraction called fracking. The group who tabled the ban met Tuesday in the provincial capital with Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks to oppose a proposed project in the Lake Ainslie area of Cape Breton. The petition has approximately… Keep Reading

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Ontario and Asia Form Green Energy Ties to Solve City Growth Issues

Last week, business executives from the Ontario Technology Corridor attended Eco Expo Asia 2010 where they introduced environmental technology companies aimed at solving growth-oriented issues in the largest cities across the globe.  The Expo ran from November 3 until the 6th and was held in Hong Kong. The Canadian province features North America’s most forward… Keep Reading

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NASA to Send Humanoid Robot to the Moon

According to an announcement by NASA officials this week, a humanoid robot will land on the moon within the next three years. Robonaut 2 (R2) is promoted as being a considerably less expensive space farer than a human astronaut who would cost an estimated $150 billion to make a similar mission. As a price comparison,… Keep Reading

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