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UK & Canada Continue to Move Ahead Together on Carbon Capture & Storage

DECC/NRCan Signing UK-Canada Joint Statement on CCS

Canada shares the UK’s view on the importance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in reducing GHG emissions, and has invested heavily. As coal and oil & gas continue to be strongly used here, as well as in much of the world, CCS is a key technology in the mix of approaches to mitigate global warming and fight against the 2deg Celsius increase. The IPCC estimates that the cost to … Read more »UK & Canada Continue to Move Ahead Together on Carbon Capture & Storage

Canadian science news: 10-16 November 2014

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Canadian science news: 3-9 November 2014

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The Frankencell saga continues

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  The Frankencell saga we started last year (“Creating-altering life – the Frankencell”) continued after the long awaited visit to Montreal of UK´s Synthetic Biology champion former Minister David Willetts and this third episode discusses last week’s first UK-Canada Synthetic Biology Workshop. British Consul General Nick Baker opened this two-day event in Montreal hosted by Concordia University. It brought together Canadian researchers, companies and funding agencies with UK key specialists … Read more »The Frankencell saga continues

Canadian science news: 27 October-2 November 2014

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DementiaHack: Dementia Hackathon 2014

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Back in August, we wrote about an exciting upcoming event called DementiaHack. We hoped to bring together a bunch of researchers, clinicians, caregivers, people living with dementia and computer scientists to code some creative tech-based solutions to some of the challenges that people face with this issue. A little over a month after the event took place, it’s time for an update! Thanks in large part to hackathon organisers extraordinaire … Read more »DementiaHack: Dementia Hackathon 2014

Canadian science news: 20-26 October 2014

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Canadian science news: 13-19 October 2014

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Canadian science news: 6-12 October 2014

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International Astronautical Congress 2014

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The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute hosted the 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014 last week, packing thousands of attendees into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for one of the world’s premier space events. The UK was very well-represented, with the UK Space Agency staking out a large booth on the exhibition floor and almost 100 British scientists presenting papers or posters. Prominent among the British exhibitors were Reaction Engines (whose … Read more »International Astronautical Congress 2014