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Arthritis Linked to Unequal Leg Length

A new Queen’s University study reveals that arthritis in the knee is linked to the common trait of people having one leg that is longer than the other. Although it has not be proven that differences in leg length directly causes osteoarthritis, the results may enable people to take preventive measures before the chronic and… Keep Reading

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Axio Power Awarded 90 MW Solar Project

Large-scale utility solar developer Axio Power announced that it has been awarded 90MW of distributed, ground-mounted solar power projects by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-In Tariff program.  The program is an initiative of the Province’s breakthrough Green Energy and Economy Act. An additional 50 MW of projects for Axio Power is pending final approval,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Turns Cooking Oil Green

Queens University Professor Philip Jessop says his unique solvent might revolutionize the manufacturing of cooking oil. The solvent he invented extracts oil from soybeans when combined with carbon dioxide.  This is a far better method environmentally when compared to the industries’ current manufacturing process for cooking oils, which uses  hexane – a cheap, flammable solvent… Keep Reading

Queen’s University Discovers Space Invaders

Dr. Terry Bridges, an astronomer at Queen’s University, has discovered that as many as one quarter of the star clusters in our Milky Way are invaders from other galaxies. The study – co-authored by Duncan Forbes of Swinburne University of Technology in Australia – was recently accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the… Keep Reading

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