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Tanya Harrison awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

For Tanya Harrison fires burn for an understanding of other worlds and their processes, seen and invisible that lay beyond Earth’s surface, stretching into the boundless depths of space.

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Dr. Giovanni Fanchini

Gold Plated Solar Power

For the first time ever, Scientists at Western University have demonstrated that a small molecule created with just 144 atoms of gold – a so-called “gold nanocluster” – can increase solar cell performance by more than 10%.


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100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth

Simon Donato is one of a group of North American 21st adventurers who is embarking on one of their most challenging expeditions: a trek through 100 miles of the unexplored northern section of Strict Nature Reserve in the Tsingy, Madagascar to create the world's first detailed map of the region.

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The Suburban - Shakemap pinpoints Montreal earthquake risk

Western News - University makes WISE investment in the future

Think Progress - Fracking In Ohio Triggered 400 Tiny Earthquakes Over 3-Month Period, Scientists Say

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Canadian Consulting Engineer - Researchers find ways to make solar more efficient

Canadian Geographic -  Canadian Geographic kicks off World Space Week with Bill Nye

The Varsity - We see thee rise

The Weather Network - Bill Nye and the Planetary Society highlight Canada's top achievements in space exploration

Photonics.com - Gold Nanoclusters Enhance Solar Power

Blackburnnews.com - Solar Power To Charge Phones

Phys.org - Scientists revolutionize solar power with new "gold nanocluster" technology

Mining.com - Canadian researchers modernize solar power with nano gold technology

Earth Times - A Canadian Midas touch for solar cells

TechiDec - New "Gold nanocluster" technologies improves solar cell eficiency

Metro News - Golden Western U discovery could make charging your cellphone a thing of the past

South Asia Mail - Western University scientists revolutionize solar power with new technology

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