Archive: 02/16/2008

New findings on emerging contaminants

American and Canadian scientists are finding that out of sight, out of mind can no longer be the approach we take to the chemicals in our waters. Substances that we use everyday are turning up in our lakes, rivers and ocean, ...

dateFeb 16, 2008 in Environment
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You can't teach old materials new tricks

A more sensitive, more selective and easily deployable radiation detection material is necessary to meet complex 21st century challenges. In the AAAS symposium “Radiation Detectors for Global Security: The ...

dateFeb 16, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Impacts of fossil fuels on fish and people

NOAA scientist John Incardona will tell a scientific detective story that uncovers a previously unrecognized threat to human health from a ubiquitous class of air pollutants.Incardona's presentation delves into how one type ...

dateFeb 16, 2008 in Environment
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From stem cells to organs: The bioengineering challenge

For more than a decade, Peter Zandstra has been working at the University of Toronto to rev up the production of stem cells and their descendants. The raw materials are adult blood stem cells and embryonic stem cells. The ...

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