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The bionic Mann

He's no $6-million-dollar man, but University of Toronto professor of electrical engineering Steve Mann is at the forefront of using technology to improve on what Mother Nature gave us.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

Shedding light on rare genetic disease

Tuberous Sclerosis affects thousands in Canada, yet few people know about the genetic disorder that can wreak havoc throughout the body. It was the subject of a recent conference at the MNI.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

The steamy side of McGill

Those tunnels than run beneath campus aren't just home to urban legend – they transport the steam that heats most of the downtown campus.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2004

Mars Attacks

Arkani-Hamed will deliver a lecture on January 28 that will introduce audiences to the latest on the red planet. Liberally illustrated with photos from NASA, he will take us on a guided tour of Mars's topography, surface layering and other factors that explain the continuing evolution of Mars.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Sauvé scholars speak out: Cambodia

Sauvé Scholars Speak Out is a series of talks that will occur for the rest of the semester. Ten of the 14 scholars will address topics from their home countries. The first talk is "Will there be a fair Khmer Rouge Tribunal?" Panel discussion led by Ana Nov, from Cambodia.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Faculty mixer

Undergraduates will be able to put a little Bio into their Byron with a new degree that will start accepting students in September. The BASC blends courses from the Arts and Sciences to provide a flexible interdisciplinary learning experience.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

The Cirque du Soleil scene

There won't be fire-breathers or acrobats, but the circus is coming to town. Luc Plamondon, v.p. production, and his assistant, Gabriel Pinkstone from the famed Montreal troupe Cirque du Soleil, will be speaking about architecture and scenography at McGill on February 3.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Muscles and space missions

If we're going to put a man on Mars we have to be ready for the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the human body – a subject Douglas Watt, director of the Aerospace Medical Research Unit has been studying for a long time.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Students with axes to grind

At the Canadian Intercollegiate Lumberjack Championships, college students from across Eastern Canada and New England will forgo the cold to compete in an array of timbersports: the axe throw, the standing block chop, log decking and the cross-cut saw. Wood chips will fly, logs will roll and lumberjacks and lumberjills will most likely leave with some scrapes and bruises.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Energy week

Turn off the lights on your way out! McGilll marks its first Energy Week, where conservation is the name of the game.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Grazing

Casanova-smooth lattés, simple lunch fare and bite-sized delectable cookies await those who enter the minimalist café Nocochi.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Cath Mortin: Serving society through sport

Cath Mortin has lived all over the world, and everywhere she's gone she has made herself at home. The biomedical engineering student is a compulsive volunteer, working in everything from homeless shelters in Virginia or coaching kids in China.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Hanging

French collector Daniel Rozensztroch's eclectic collection of hangers from 1850-2000 will be on display until February 22, at Université du Québec à Montréal's design centre.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

NSERC hits the quarter century

NSERC recently celebrated 25 years with a lecture on extreme weather from the most recent NSERC chair and a reception for NSERC grant holders.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004

Survival in Las Vegas

Eyal Baruch's wind-tunnel navigating abilities recently won him a trip to Vegas. He gives the dirt on how to survive on the cheap in Sin City.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2004