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Junior Mining Network: Research at Lakehead University Shows Significant Progress in the Production of Graphene from Albany Graphite

January 29, 2016

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. ("Zenyatta" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ZEN) (OTCQX: ZENYF) is pleased to announce significant progress related to the laboratory scale production of graphene from high-purity Albany graphite concentrate by a team of scientists at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Graphene was discovered in 2004 at the University of Manchester, UK. Graphene is a single sheet of pure graphite that is one atom thick, flexible, transparent, stronger than diamonds or steel and is highly conductive. Experts believe that graphene will enable many innovative cleantech applications, including low-cost solar cells, super computers and rapid charge batteries. So far, one obstacle to its widespread use is the high manufacturing cost for high-quality graphene. A lower-cost approach is to use high-purity natural graphite, like Albany graphite, as the starting point. Read the full article.

The Toronto Star: Breaking New Auto Research Ground

January 25, 2016

Automotive research is no longer restricted to the manufacturers. Apple and Google are two examples of high-tech companies getting involved and universities have their hands in it, too. When it comes to post-secondary automotive research programs, there are four universities in Ontario that are collectively earning good grades. The University of Waterloo, McMaster University, the University of Windsor and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) at Oshawa represent the largest concentration of academic programs dedicated to automotive research of any province in Canada. Read full article here.

The Record: Touchless UW device monitors blood flow to look for abnormalities

January 11, 2016

University of Waterloo researchers have developed a revolutionary touchless device that can monitor vital signs and hopefully prevent serious cardiovascular problems before symptoms appear.

The device, which uses a patent-pending technology, monitors a patient's blood flow at multiple spots simultaneously and without touching the skin. It's a portable and safe system based on how light interacts with blood.

Read the full article here.

Toronto Star: Canadians more polite on Twitter than Americans, study says

January 11, 2016

You might not like what this article has to say, in which case, we’d just like to say we’re sorry. A new study shows there may be some truth to Canadians’ politeness when compared to our American counterparts — at least on Twitter. The study, conducted by researchers at McMaster University, found that Canadians use disproportionately polite words on the social network, such as “great,” “amazing” or “favourite,” while Americans disproportionately use less polite words — many of which can’t be printed here. Read the full article here.