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Producing Mo-99 involves bombarding highly enriched uranium (U-235) with an intense beam of neutrons, which normally means you'll need a nuclear reactor and have to answer to authorities that deter nuclear weapon proliferation to make the stuff. Last
An unlikely researcher piloted the Canadian Light Source synchrotron this weekend. In an international demonstration of remote-control software developed in Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan President Peter MacKinnon flicked on the synchrotron
Anthropologist Tamara Varney said historians have long believed a high death rate among members of the British Royal Navy and at a time when the navy dominated the Caribbean was due to alcoholism and lead poisoning. The Canadian researchers hope they
In 1951, researchers at the University of Saskatchewan launched a bomb that would eventually save thousands of lives. The Cancer Bomb, also known as the cobalt-60 unit, is a pioneering cancer treatment developed in Saskatoon in the mid-20th century...
Members of the federal and provincial governments were on hand at the University of Saskatchewan Wednesday to announce $3.1 million in new funding for Saskatchewan's science and technology sector...It is passion and commitment that drive our world-
Australian Synchrotron, where powerful new X-ray images are set to boost the pace of discovery in cancer research. The synchrotron is upgrading its flagship "beamline" devoted to imaging and medical therapy to make it the world's biggest X-ray beam.
Story continues below But now the Clayton-based facility lauded as a scientific success but yet to secure the funds to operate beyond 2012 is under pressure to grow. The Australian Synchrotron is the biggest stand-alone piece of scientific
The University of Saskatchewan and a group of industry partners have launched a training and research centre dedicated to masonry design. Part of the college of engineering, the Saskatchewan Centre for Masonry Design is the product of a $1.25-million
Find Executives Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will open a new building at its Advanced Light Source accelerator this month -- three months ahead of schedule. This building replaces aging World War II office space where visiting ALS scientists
The Canadian Light Source thinks it can help solve the medical isotope shortage in Canada without using a nuclear reactor or weapons-grade uranium. The CLS, home of Canada's national synchrotron research centre, is proposing to use a linear