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Can nanotechnology help feed the world?

More than 12.5 percent of the world's population or around 868 million people are chronically undernourished, according to the UN. While poverty, food systems, and access education undoubtedly contribute to these numbers, ...

Maria deRosa
Maria DeRosa
Carleton University
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How good can hybrid cars be?

Like many young boys, Ali Emadi loved playing with cars. He would line them up and make them zoom around the room for hours. But Emadi wasn’t just playing ...

Ali Emadi
Ali Emadi
McMaster University
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How can a community be a force for social innovation?

Our communities are where we work, play, learn, and grow – but they are often seen as only obliquely related to success in life. Obliquely related? Algoma University researcher Gayle Broad, ...

Gayle Broad
Gayle Broad
Algoma University
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Can we eradicate infectious diseases?

Imagine living in a world where anytime someone was infected by parasites it would make headline news – globally. This was the case for a member of the British royal family; ...

Ana Sanchez
Ana Sanchez
Brock University
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Are we missing the forest for the wood?

Professor Mathew Leitch isn’t a big fan of suits. In fact, whenever required to wear a tie, the only one he’ll wear is his own creation: a tie ...

Mathew Leitch
Mathew Leitch
Lakehead University
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Should mining companies be employing fruit flies?

Can fruit flies and microbes help lessen the damage caused by mining? That’s a question Thomas Merritt, Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics, intends to answer. Merritt hopes ...

Thomas Merrit
Thomas Merritt
Laurentian University
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How much of a threat are Canadian terrorists?

In the past, terrorism implied something far away. Terrorists lived in war-torn or third-world countries. They weren’t part of our daily lives in the West. They never entered out ...

Lorne Dawson
Lorne Dawson
University of Waterloo
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How safe is your water?

It is the most basic human necessity. Without it, we would not survive. And yet, so many people in the world struggle to find it every day. Clean, safe water. ...

John Brennan
John Brennan
McMaster University
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