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Canadian science news: 19-25 January 2015

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Meet our Bloggers: John Preece

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Every week one of our bloggers will introduce themselves to the world and talk about how much fun it is working in Science Policy. We start with John Preece in Toronto and next week the team’s only non-scientist, Ashley Tomlins in Vancouver, will introduce himself. John Preece – Toronto I’m a chemist by training, completing my M. Sci. in organic synthesis / spectroscopy and Ph. D. in fuel reforming for … Read more »Meet our Bloggers: John Preece

Canadian science news: 12-18 January 2015

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Canadian science news: 29 December 2014-11 January 2015

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Canadian science news: 15-28 December 2014

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Canadian science news: 8-14 December 2014

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Looking up : Canada and the UK on route to the stars !

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I am not taking credits for this wonderful blog – only for my limited driving skills to the Canadian Space Agency and as photographer. This blog was written by my new colleague and blogger Anne Cécile Dequen CG’s assistant and trade associate in Montreal. Conquering space is more valid today than ever. Indeed, space represents a fertile ground to better understand the world around us, to monitor our environment, to protect our natural habitat, … Read more »Looking up : Canada and the UK on route to the stars !

Canadian science news: 24 November-7 December 2014

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Walk the line – but with 700,000 volts

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Similar to how the British highway system connects towns and cities across the UK the electric transmission system is responsible for transporting high-voltage electricity from power generating facilities to areas where it is needed. These overhead power lines can carry more than 700,000 volts: yes, you indeed read correctly…more than 700 kV, impressive isn’t it?. Then an interesting yet realistic question arises: when a problem or even maintenance in such … Read more »Walk the line – but with 700,000 volts