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Taste Test: Tap Water Prefered Over Bottled Water

Students from the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) recently conducted a taste test in the Queen’s Centre to see if people could tell the difference between bottled water and tap water. About 30 people participated in the blind taste test. “Most people either preferred tap water, or they couldn’t really tell the difference,”… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Developed Tech Company Sells for $75 Million

A semiconductor company founded on technology developed at Queen’s University has been sold to International Rectifier Corp. of El Segundo, CA for $75 million in cash. A world leader in power management technology, International Rectifier says CHiL’s technology will enable it to meet growing demand for energy-efficient power supplies in a broad array of applications.… Keep Reading

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Newly Licensed Tech Could Solve Oil Sands Environmental Impact

An award-winning suite of technologies with the potential to address some of the world’s most intransigent pollution problems while also transforming the chemical industry has been exclusively licensed to GreenCentre Canada by Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations. The technologies, developed at Queen’s University, target two of the most widely used classes of compounds in the chemical… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Researcher Links Marijuana Use with Sexual Dysfunction

Rany Shamloul’s recent review of the medical literature on cannabis use and sexual health has revealed that cannabis use may negatively impact male sexual performance. “Cannabis is the most widely-used illicit drug globally,” says Dr. Shamloul, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. “It is also often used by young, sexually active… Keep Reading

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New Recycling Signage on Queen’s Campus

Educating people about what is recyclable and how to dispose of recyclable materials properly is one of the biggest challenges large organizations like Queen’s face when it comes to recycling. The Sustainability Office has launched a new informational campaign that includes stickers and posters to let people know what goes where, and to increase awareness… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An inventory of Queen’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has found that the university’s emissions dropped by roughly nine per cent from 2008 to 2009. The 2009 inventory aligns with Queen’s commitment to establish benchmarks for green house gas emissions under the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. It has been… Keep Reading

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Kingston City Councillors Tour Innovation Park

Kingston city councillors toured Innovation Park on Feb. 7. After an introductory presentation regarding Innovation Park that highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and economic development, councillors visited the laboratories of Medizone International Inc. and GreenCentre Canada. Medizone is a research and development company that is developing an easily-transportable, cost-effective system to address hospital-acquired infections. Councillors… Keep Reading

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Downtown Kingston Power Outage: Feb. 13 & 14

Utilities Kingston will be upgrading the electrical infrastructure on behalf of your electricity distributor, Kingston Hydro Corporation. Switching is required for isolation of existing underground equipment to facilitate installation of new equipment and to repair existing equipment. Scheduled power outage starting Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 11:00 p.m. for approximately 7 hours Utilities Kingston is… Keep Reading

Tour the 1000 Islands with Your Own Aquatic Jetpack

The rivers and lakes surrounding Kingston and the Islands are a popular tourist attraction every year, but starting this summer the more affluent visitors can tour the waterways in the style of James Bond. After 10 years of development, Canadian inventor Raymond Li is now taking orders for his Jetlev Flyer, an aquatic jetpack on… Keep Reading

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