"I distinctly remember my first thought a few hours after arriving in Germany: everything is on schedule. The trains and buses arrived exactly on time and left precisely thirty seconds later. Everyone was dressed in business attire, had no time to waste, and were set on getting to work..."
One day about 66 million years ago, life thrived on earth and all was fine. And then a ten-kilometre wide asteroid hit what is now Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, triggering the rapid, planet-wide extinction of most of the world’s plants and animals.
And it could happen again.
Metal powder is being transformed into auto parts using laser technology at the National Research Council’s London office, its new director says.
David Muir, who came from a business management position at 3M Canada, said he’s working with manufacturers in the city and region to improve how auto parts are made.
London Free Press - Profs land medical, mineral partners - Two Western University researchers are partnering with companies in the mining and medical device sectors to make them more competitive. Science professors Neil Banerjee and Blaine Chronik have been given federal backing to partner with Yamana Gold and Synaptive Medical, respectively.
Western Media Release - Of Mines and Minds: New Industrial Research Chairs Making Canadian Business More Competitive - Two Western University researchers have partnered with companies in the mining and medical device sectors to help make them more competitive. It???s a move that comes with assistance from a federal program that pairs academic expertise with industry needs.
Western Media Release - Western astronomer part of international identification of possible population of new black holes - Astronomers have combined data from NASA???s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation???s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to conclude that a peculiar source of radio waves thought to be a distant galaxy is actually a nearby binary star system containing a low-mass star and a black hole.
Kenora Online - Scientists support calls for clean-up at Grassy Narrows - Researchers studying the impact of mercury contamination at Grassy Narrows are asking if more is being added to the river system. Doctor Brian Branfireun was at a press conference this morning in Toronto, where scientists talked about their most recent findings.
The Star - It???s possible to safely remove mercury from Wabigoon River, report says - A First Nations community in northern Ontario is again asking the province for help to clean up the mercury that???s been poisoning the Wabigoon River for nearly 50 years.
Global News - The sky is falling: The truth about doomsday asteroids - It seems every few months, there???s a report somewhere about an asteroid that is about to pass ???dangerously??? close to Earth, one that might even impact our small planet, causing widespread devastation.
BlackburnNews.com - Grey Highlands Student Tops At Science Festival - Katherine won a total of $23,750 in cash and scholarships. She is moving on to the University of Western Ontario in September and will be in the Integrated Science Program.