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Calgary expertise is part of a mission to ensure an asteroid doesn't collide with Earth. In 2016, NASA will launch its unmanned OSIRIS-REx aircraft to make contact with the Bennu asteroid, a 1/2-km-diameter chunk of rock dating...

source: Calgary Sun

Her official title is job coach, but in her role with the Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group, Kelly Lamontagne can, on any given day, also serve as a social worker, mover, relationship guru, personal shopper, addictions counsellor, cheerleader and headhunter. It's...

source: Northern Ontario Business

MIT is reporting that it has created a new, cheap material — using a microwave, no less — that converts sunlight into steam with an amazing 85 per cent efficiency. This could have major repercussions in the realms of desalination...

source: Extreme Tech

Geared for mining professionals, this event will take place from September 30th to October 3rd in Toronto. Please click on the link for details.

source: Mining Magazine

Surging demand for high-performance batteries triggered the largest-ever deal for lithium, the lightweight metal that's a key component of the power systems in smartphones, electric cars and cordless screwdrivers. Albemarle agreed recently to pay $6.2 billion in cash...

source: Montreal Gazette

Despite occupying one of the most mineral-rich areas of the world, large swaths of the Sudbury Basin have remained unexplored. Dan Farrow, the Sudbury District geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, said Vale and Glencore hold a large number of patented mineral claims,...

source: Northern Life


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