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On March 14, 2011, the provincial and territorial health ministries announced the creation of Canada’s first national and publically funded umbilical cord blood bank. 

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Barcodes are used to identify all sorts of things, from bottles of shampoo to hockey pucks to polar bears. Wait a minute—polar bears?

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I've heard a green laser beam is visible, but a red one is not. Why is this? 

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There’s exciting news for those of us whowish to bridge the gap between video games and the real world. Researchers haverecently constructed what may be the world’s first video games incorporatingliving organisms! 

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What happens when fashion philosophy and environmental sustainability collide? The answer is sustainable fashion.

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When Alpine Skiing became popular in the 1800s, skis weren’t much more than a couple of wooden planks attached to your feet with leather and laces. Skis have certainly come a long way!

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What would you think if I told you that a patient with leukemia (a cancer of the blood cells) could be cured using cells from their own skin?

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Bluetooth signals are very similar to the wireless signals used in WiFi devices, radio and television broadcasts and mobile phones. These signals are transmitted by electromagnetic radiation, the very same phenomenon that produces light that you can see.

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Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Twitter, YouTube ... can you imagine a world without access to the internet? Mobile phones, BlackBerries, laptops, iPads and iPhones ... what about a world without instant access to the Internet everywhere?

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More than 884 million people around the world don’t have regular access to clean drinking water. And when natural disasters, like floods, earthquakes or tsunamis, strike, thousands more people can’t get clean,safe water.

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