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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

Canadian science news: 17-23 November 2014

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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