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Researchers: Cost of Common Cold in Canada is “Enormous”

This week, Queen’s University researchers released a report on the impact of colds and flu on school absences, the workplace, and the economy. In the first report of its kind in Canada, the researchers reviewed over 80 published clinical trials and studies by more than 300 researchers from over 100 universities and institutions. The research… Keep Reading

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Toshiba Presents Glasses-Free 3D Television

At this week’s IFA 2011 in Berlin, Toshiba presented the first 3DTV set to be marketed worldwide that will not require the use of special glasses. The 55″ Toshiba 55ZL2 is to begin selling in Germany this December with roll outs in other countries to follow. In addition to not requiring 3D glasses, the set… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Introduce Online Crime Reporting

The Kingston Police has a new online police reporting option for the public.  This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types where there is no known suspect (for example minor theft, vandalism, damage to vehicle, lost property, etc.) over the internet at their convenience. For emergency situations the public… Keep Reading

First Glasses-Free 3D Notebook Introduced

This week, Toshiba introduced the industry’s first glasses-free 3D notebook computer, available for purchase in North America beginning next week. The Toshiba Qosmio F755 features an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDA GeForce 540M graphics, Harmon Kardon speakers, and a Blu-ray drive. It can display content in both 2D & 3D modes and in cooperation with… Keep Reading

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Song-Sharing Birds Really Are “Chirping” Each Other

While singing the same songs as your neighbours may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth. “It’s been hypothesized that repertoire size and song complexity is about the singer’s ability to advertise their… Keep Reading

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Hepatitis C Vaccine to Begin Human Trials Next Year

Scientists in Europe have reported successfully testing a vaccine for hepatitis C in animals. There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C (HCV), a contagious virus that can cause liver failure and cancer which is spread through contaminated blood. The ailment affects between 130 and 170 million people worldwide and kills 350,000 people each year,… Keep Reading

Ontario Liberals Create 50 Solar Jobs in Kingston

The Ontario Liberal Party is funding Centennial Global Technology to grow its Kingston solar manufacturing business and creating 50 new jobs in Kingston.  This is in addition to the 10 new jobs created earlier this year by Centennial Global Technology, which announced its expansion into Kingston in late 2010. This provincial government support will enable… Keep Reading

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Aggressive Drug Therapies May Be Aiding Superbug Evolution

New research raises troubling concerns about the use of aggressive drug therapies to treat a wide range of diseases such as MRSA, C. difficile, malaria, and even cancer. “The universally accepted strategy of aggressive medication to kill all targeted disease pathogens has the problematic consequence of giving any drug-resistant disease pathogens that are present the… Keep Reading

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