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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 University Human Resources VP to Retire

This week, Queen’s University announced the retirement of V-P (Human Resources) Rod Morrison, effective August 31. Morrison, who arrived at Queen’s in 2005, was credited with a number of accomplishments including several new staff learning initiatives, and with Queen’s being named one of Canada’s Top 100 employers for 2010. He was also acclaimed for providing… Keep Reading

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$2 Million in Provincial Funding Awarded to Queen’s University

Sixteen Queen’s University researchers will receive a total of more than $2 million in funding from the Ontario government under the Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure Awards program and the Early Researcher Awards program. The funding will support projects ranging from reducing carbon dioxide during the car manufacturing process to encouraging Canadians to be more physically… Keep Reading

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Napanee Firefighters in Two 401 Crashes – 1 Dead, 12 Injured

Napanee fire department were twice this weekend involved in two separate 401 highway crashes which left one woman dead and twelve others injured. Originally five firefighters were injured in a crash Saturday night near London, Ontario, while on their way back from a competition in Windsor. Family members had traveled to visit them in hospital,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Closes Down Digital Information Network

The university’s Digital Information Network (DIN) will stop broadcasting by August 31, 2010. Based on current university priorities, audience research and the cost to maintain the DIN, it is not good sense to continue running the screens centrally. “The network was a pilot project that began in 2007 with 22 screens,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and… Keep Reading

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City Council to Review Queen’s Performing Arts Centre Redesign

Kingston, Ontario — A delegation from Queen’s will present the university’s proposed changes to the existing windows and chimney on the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, at the next Kingston City Council meeting August 24. Queen’s design was approved at a meeting of the city’s heritage committee earlier this… Keep Reading

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Kingston Prison Farm Supporters: “You Shall Not Pass”

Cattle trucks and police faced a crowd of protesters blocking the Bath Road entrance to Frontenac Institution today, amidst heavy rains and the honking of supporters in passing cars. The protesters were there to prevent Correctional Service Canada from loading trucks with the Institute’s 300 dairy cattle, and transporting them to the Ontario Livestock Exchange… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Links Protein to Viral Infections

Queen’s University researchers have discovered an important link in combating inflammatory diseases and viral infections that include HIV. The team determined that a protein secreted by immune system cells increases the inflammatory immunity response. Inflammation can often cause autoimmune diseases to worsen or degrade the immune system’s fight against microbial infection. The IL-27 protein was… Keep Reading

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