Helium is a finite resource on Earth. In the early 20th century, the U.S. government sealed up caverns in the helium-rich gas fields of the Texas panhandle, creating the National Helium Reserve, which is still the single biggest source of the...
PRECISION CLEANING in a specialty setting
Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) needed a precision tool to clean superconducting radiofrequency resonators, which are the essential parts of FRIB’s linear accelerator (known as LINAC). The facility...
Keeping nanopositioning precise
Precision motion control in general, and nanopositioning in particular, are enabling technologies in many high-technology fields such as bio-nanotechnology, semiconductor test and measurement, optical alignment, nanoimprinting, scanning...
Twist of fate gives food safety event a food poisoning outbreak
Baltimore, MD - Organizers of this year’s 2015 Food Safety Summit are tackling a foodborne illness problem from last year’s summit head-on.
Mar 4, 2015 5:27PM
New oil sands research centre planned in Calgary
Calgary, AB – Plans for a new research centre in Calgary were announced last week by Imperial Oil. The company says the new site will replace the existing Calgary Research Centre, which is located in the University of Calgary's Research...
Mar 4, 2015 4:08PM
Prestigious science award for biomedical engineer Molly Shoichet
Toronto, ON - University of Toronto biomedical engineering professor Molly Shoichet has been named the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science North American laureate for 2015.
Mar 4, 2015 4:01PM
First use of radiocarbon dating leads to Canadian convictions
Toronto, ON - For the first time, radiocarbon dating technology has been used to obtain a conviction under wildlife law in Canada.
Mar 4, 2015 11:05AM
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