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Nasa To Create The Coolest Spot In The Universe On Board The ISS

Nasa To Create The Coolest Spot In The Universe On Board The ISS

NASA will send an ice chest sized box to ISS to make a cool place in the universe. The box will have lasers, electromagnetic knife and vacuum chamber to eliminate the energy of gas particles, making them motionless. The instrument is named CAL, Cold Atom Laboratory, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California created this instrument. “Studying these hyper-cold ... Read More »

Health Canada releases “previously quarantined” meds to ease chemo drug shortage

Health Canada releases "previously quarantined" meds to ease chemo drug shortage

Health Canada has responded to an acute shortage of the cancer drug Fluorouracil by allowing the release 3,608 vials that had been quarantined last fall after reports of leaking vials. These vials were quarantined as a precaution by the manufacturer last fall, over concerns about broken or compromised containers. Doctors have now been instructed to check each vial before the ... Read More »

Diamonds discovered for first time in Manitoba

Diamonds discovered for first time in Manitoba

Very small diamonds have been discovered in Manitoba, a first for the province, says a Winnipeg geologist. Mineral prospecting reports confirm the existence of diamond mining potential after Manitoba Geological Survey geologists and Lynx Consortium discovered diamonds for the first time in the province’s history. Read More »

Sex might make you happier at work, says new research

Sex might make you happier at work, says new study

Getting rowdy in the bedroom on a regular basis isn’t just great for your relationship – it may just land you a promotion, according to new research out of the US. A study of the work and sex habits of married employees found that those who prioritized sex at home unknowingly gave themselves a next-day advantage at work, where they ... Read More »

Researchers to create artificial magnetosphere for Mars

Researchers to create artificial magnetosphere for Mars

A NASA scientist has presented the idea of launching a giant magnetic shield around Mars in order to restore its atmosphere and potentially make the Red Planet habitable in the future. Mars is thought to have been temperate and to have had surface water around 3.5 billion years ago, but 90 percent of its atmosphere has been destroyed by solar ... Read More »

Robot breaks fastest Rubik’s Cube solving record (Video)

Robot breaks fastest Rubik's Cube solving record (Video)

A new Guinness World Record has been set in Germany for the fastest-solved Rubik’s cube by a robot, which unscrambled the puzzle in just 0.637 seconds with 21 moves. The previous record of 0.887 seconds was actually set by an older version of the same robot, suggesting that, despite the efforts of others, the Sub1 has the solving-the-Rubik’s-Cube game utterly ... Read More »

Squamish RCMP look for suspects in $500K theft

Squamish RCMP look for suspects in $500K theft

Squamish RCMP are on the hunt for two suspects who stole $500,000 in money, jewellery and Persian rugs from a Lions Bay home. On February 15th, Brenden Eslick and Samantha Pelletier reportedly stole over $500,000 worth of money, jewellery, Persian rugs, laptops, passports and other expensive items from a residence within the small community of Lions Bay in Squamish. Some ... Read More »

Abbotsford, BC, boy dies during ski trip to Whistler

Abbotsford, BC, boy dies during ski trip to Whistler

A student from MEI Secondary has died following a Ski & Snowboard Club school trip to Whistler. The student was among 11 students and two staff who made the trip as a part of the MEI Secondary Ski and Snowboard Club. The student went missing on the hill, prompting resort staff to launch a search. MEI says the searchers informed ... Read More »

Chocolate soothes the caffeine shakes, says new research

Chocolate soothes the caffeine shakes, says new research

A study by scientists from Clarkson University and the University of Georgia has found that combining cocoa and caffeine can help improve cognitive performance. Finally, a scientifically-proven reason to drink mocha lattes! Researcher Ali Boolani recently completed a study that explores the powers of these two dark delights. The assistant professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies teamed up ... Read More »

Nasa releases close up image of Jupiter (Picture)

Nasa releases close up image of Jupiter (Photo)

Nasa released a close-up view of Jupiter that captures the turbulent region just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt, with resolution better than any previous pictures from Earth or other spacecraft. The photo featured above was taken by Juno on December 11th, 2016. It was enhanced by citizen scientist Sergey Dushkin, as part of the ... Read More »