News tagged with sustainability

Mathematician designs social sustainability software

Edgar Antonio Valdés Porras has designed a software and service-oriented theoretical methodology supporting sustainability for cities, which if implemented, would increase economic impact points and infrastructure ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Software
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Keeping the lights on in rural Uganda

Stephanie Hirmer, a PhD student from the Department of Engineering's Centre for Sustainable Development, is investigating the value-perception of the users of rural electrification projects in Uganda.

dateMar 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Orangutans take the logging road

A new discovery by a Simon Fraser University doctoral student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, published in Oryx, demonstrates that orangutans may be even more adaptable than he fir ...

dateJan 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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How vitamin C helps plants beat the sun

While vitamin C in plant chloroplasts is known to help prevent a reduction in growth that plants experience when exposed to excessive light—phenomenon called photo inhibition—how it gets into chloroplasts ...

dateJan 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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