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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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Radiation from Cordless Phone Base Station Can Affect the Heart

A new study by Dr. Magda Havas – Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario – and her colleagues reveals that radiation from a digital cordless phone base station has an affect on the heart. Their double-blind provocation research was published recently in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Oncology… 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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McMaster University Scientists Turn Skin into Blood

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario has announced that researchers have discovered how to create human blood from adult human skin. This Canadian discovery may eventually enable hospitals to have blood made from a patch of skin from the patient’s own body to provide transfusions in surgery or to treat cancer or other blood conditions such… 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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Seniors with Physical Limitations Live Longer by Volunteering

As the youngest members of the baby boom generation approach 65 years old, a new study by the Arizona State University will help ensure that even the onset of physical limitations doesn’t need to affect their mortality. The University study discovered that older adults with physical functional limitations – such as cooking food, carrying groceries,… Keep Reading

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Scientists Developing Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

Scientists in the U.K. have announced the development of a new flexible film able to manipulate light rays in a manner that renders solid objects invisible. The material is composed of small structures named “metamaterial” and this research is considered a significant step in the eventual creation of invisibility suits or cloaks, similar to the… Keep Reading

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Vacuuming with UV Light Almost Doubles Reduction of Carpet Microbes

A new study indicates that adding ultraviolet light to the agitation and suction of a vacuum cleaner can almost double the reduction of potentially dangerous microorganisms in a carpet compared to vacuuming without UV. According to researchers, their conclusions indicate that utilizing the germicidal properties of UV light into vacuuming may also be able to… Keep Reading

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Implanted Retinal Chip Gives Sight to the Blind

Three blind people, who had a subretinal implant inserted under their retina, were able to see shapes and objects within days of the operation. The results of these surgeries were reported by German scientists in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. According to the presentation, one patient surprised researchers by recognizing and locating… Keep Reading

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