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Bombardier Kingston Engineering Brazilian Monorail Trains

Bombardier Transportation, along with two consortium partners, have announced receipt of an order to supply, design and install a 24 kilometer BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system in São Paulo, Brazil. Engineering, design and testing for these new Monorail vehicles will take place at the Bombardier facilities here in Kingston. The initial cars will be manufactured… Keep Reading

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Student Built Green Technology House Ready for Tours

A local student built urban house – equipped with sustainable energy systems and green building technologies last year – is now ready for tours, according to the Limestone District School Board. The home is part of the Building Construction Internship Program in partnership with Braebury Homes Corporation. The project – nicknamed ‘The Harvesting House’ –… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Appointed to Oilsands Advisory Panel

Environment Minister Jim Prentice has appointed an independent Advisory Panel of leading scientists to report on the current state of environmental research and monitoring in the region around Alberta’s oil sands –  in particular, industrial pollution in the Athabasca River and connecting waterways. The panel are to make recommendations to the Minister to ensure that… Keep Reading

Student’s Research to Benefit Future Moon Bases

A recent research project on moon dust has won fourth year Queen’s student Michelle Thompson a national undergraduate research award. The prize for her work was announced at the Rising Stars of Research conference at the University of British Columbia. Building upon information compiled from research during a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) internship… Keep Reading

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Level 2 Heat Alert for Kingston Area

Monday, August 30, 2010 — With hot, humid weather forecast for the next few days in the KFL&A area, KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Heat Warning—a level 2 heat alert as part of KFL&A Public Health’s Extreme Heat Health Response Plan. A Heat Warning is issued when the weather is forecast to be 36°C… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Quantum Chess Pawns Computer AI

Researchers at the School of Computing at Queen’s University have come up with a version of chess that puts people and machines on equal footing. Called Quantum Chess, it throws the conventional rules of chess out the window. Long considered the ultimate game of strategy,  the best computers – like IBM’s Deep Blue – are… Keep Reading

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Blue-Green Algae Toxins Found in Cataraqui River

Less than two weeks after blue-green algae was discovered in the Cataraqui River, The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the KFL&A Public Health that test results now reveal the presence of toxins associated with the algae. Ed Gardner, Environmental Health Manager with the KFL&A Public Health, said those results are not unexpected and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Study St. Lawrence and Yangtze Rivers

Students from seven Canadian universities and two Chinese universities are taking part in a Queen’s-led exchange that studies the human impact on two of the world’s greatest rivers – the St. Lawrence and the Yangtze. “There are not many courses like this in Canada,” says Queen’s biology professor Yuxiang Wang, who teaches the course alongside… Keep Reading

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