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While the bad news keeps flowing — along with the oil — from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a glimmer of good news surfaced last week.

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Glance around at any cafeteria and you will see an astonishing number of people using plastic bottles. At best, they will be recycled and, at worst, they will be thrown away in the trash. But, what if you could turn these bottles into a boat!

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Essex U. and BMT Group are now planning to release 5 robotic fish off the coast of Spain. About the size of a seal, each fish will be equipped with sensors designed to detect spills, leaks and other types of pollution.

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To study the evolution of an extinct fish, the students are linking robotics with computer algorithms to simulate predator-prey interactions.

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There are many different types of avalanches and there are a number of tools that scientists use to measure the avalanche risk in an area.

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Earthquakes occur when massive amounts of stored energy are released from the earth. When this energy is released, it travels through the surrounding geological structures in waves; it is these waves that literally "move the Earth".

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The hot, dry conditions of summer in many regions across Canada make this prime time for forest fires. A small spark is often enough to set off a blaze in the woods, so you can only imagine what a camp fire might do!

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There is a lot more going on with New Year's than meets the eye. For instance, why do we divide time into years that consist of 365 days? How exactly do we measure a year? Why is January 1st the first day of our calendar year?

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From the popularity of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ to our crazy weather, the Canadian government is finally paying attention and putting money where their mouth is, but where exactly is this money going...

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We have all heard of global warming, but have you heard about the "snowball earth"?

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