Science & Innovation

Serious health threat from chemicals in water

The Center for Science and Democracy has mapped 131 U.S. military sites at which a number of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination has been found in drinking water or groundwater. Exposure is associated with a range of health impacts, including various cancers and reproductive and immune system problems. [node:read-more:link]

AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge open for applicants

Applications for a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to win a race against a pilot-operated drone opened today. Applications are being accepted until 28 Feb 2019, and teams will be competing for more than U$2 million in prizes from the Lockheed Martin competition. [node:read-more:link]

University suspends Chinese researcher

Pending the outcome of an RCMP investigation, the University of Manitoba suspended Xiangguo Qiu, a Chinese researcher who has been recognized for her role in developing an Ebola vaccine. She was escorted from the high-security National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg earlier this month. [node:read-more:link]

Protecting Yourself

This edition will focus on personal protection – how we can safeguard our own health and also the security of our personal identity data. Various organizations are trying to help us with both challenges, and FrontLine brings you an interesting selection of these options. [node:read-more:link]

Three Canadian satellites launched

On 12 June, at 10:17 EST, under heavy fog cover, Canada’s newest satellite venture successfully launched all three satellites of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission into orbit from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. These next-gen satellites will provide better resolution and accuracy than previous technologies. [node:read-more:link]


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