In April 2016, three Let’s Talk Science outreach sites worked together to send a helium balloon to the edge of space. It was the first time that volunteers from the University of Guelph, McMaster University and the University of Toronto Mississauga had participated in the the National High Altitude Balloon Experiment.

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The right clothing will help you stay comfortable while exercising outdoors during the winter.

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Feel like your clothes haven’t done enough for you lately? Well, a number of clothing manufacturers including FILA and Reebok are now selling garments that promise to work for you by toning and sculpting your body.

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At the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the joke was that triathletes were swimming their best times because of sharks in Sydney Harbour. That would definitely make me swim faster, but itdidn’t explain why swimmers in the nearby pools were also breaking records.

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In terms of winter wear, GORE-TEX coats are like portable forts — they are waterproof, windproof, and they let you breathe. How? The key is the GORE-TEX membrane.

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Why is was denim so good for clothing? The answer lies in the properties of cotton: Cotton is a strong vegetable fibre that absorbs water and can be both dyed and washed.

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Fabric has been used for thousands of years to keep us warm, provide comfort, and protect us from the elements of nature. Fabrics have also allowed us to express ourselves through colours, patterns, cuts and other stylistic elements.

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

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Nanofibres are 50 times thinner than the threads spun by spiders. Scientists are looking at ways to use these amazing fibres in everyday life.

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