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Robots, the next generation
Robots, the next generation
April 11, 2016
Swiftly picking up objects, pouring a glass of water, buckling a belt and manipulating many other random everyday objects could soon be part of normal robotic mechanics.

A history lesson in slime
A history lesson in slime
April 11, 2016
Sediment records may give us a clearer picture of what is causing algal blooms in Canada's iconic salmon rivers.

Parasites, Zombies and Mind Control
Parasites, Zombies and Mind Control
February 16, 2016
When you imagine zombies, you probably do not imagine zombie caterpillars. Although zombies are only fantasy, “zombie caterpillars” are in fact real, and they play a key role in helping researchers to better understand how human brains work.

Going with the Flow
Going with the Flow
February 16, 2016
Alberta’s oil sands represent one of the world’s largest reserves of oil. Getting the material to market is no easy task, and considerable attention has been paid to what takes place in pipelines used to transport oil sands products.

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