A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami
||An assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, Manu Prakash is a physicist working at the molecular scale to try and understand no less than how the world really works. Prakash's ultra-low-cost, "print-and-fold" paper microscope won a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundaton in 2012.
The Waterloo Accelerator Centre Celebrates the Launch of 30 Tech Start-Ups
Waterloo Waterloo Accelerator Centre is celebrating the launch of 30 technology start-ups from its JumpStart program, a unique six-month mentorship and business acceleration program aimed at assisting engineers and scientists commercialize new products and develop new businesses.
Guelph woman up for MOMpreneur® of the Year and is giving back to expecting Moms!
After months of voting and with over 70,000 votes cast a local Mompreneur has been announced as one of the top 12 finalists for the MOMpreneur ® of the Year! Julie Berg of Dressed to Deliver was announced as a top finalist while on the CTV Kitchener News. Julie Berg was surprised on the noon edition segment on March 3rd, coincidently also her due date for baby #2, while showcasing her 3-in-1 birthing gowns and announcing that she would be providing all labouring moms at the Guelph General Hospital, a beautiful Dressed to Deliver birthing gown, the day she is admitted for the birth of her second baby.
Keep kids safe around water during Spring Break
Kids are out of school for Spring Break and may be drawn to play around frozen ponds, creeks and rivers during the next week. But with temperatures warming up a bit this weekend, these can be dangerous places. Banks will be slippery and where there’s open water, it will be very cold and moving quickly. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from watercourses and off frozen water bodies.
Global Warming and Human Health
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening? -- Jim Merrill, Provo, UT
Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human health. For starters, the extreme summer heat that is becoming more normal in a warming world can directly impact the health of billions of people.
St. Paddy's Partying
Community partners take St. Patrick’s Day safety messages door-to-door
WATERLOO Party smart. Party safe. That’s the simple point that community partners are promoting to encourage safe and responsible St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. From doorknockers to posters and coasters, the message is clear: have fun, but play by the rules. The City of Waterloo including Waterloo Fire Rescue and municipal bylaw enforcement is working together with the Waterloo Regional Police Service, the Region of Waterloo EMS, Wilfrid Laurier University, the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union, the University of Waterloo and the University of Waterloo Federation of Students to ensure the safety of those participating in St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
The Auto Trade
Mexico's Auto Industry Is 'Clear Winner' in North America: Scotiabank
TORONTO - Global car sales edged higher in January, as rising volumes in Asia and Western Europe more than offset declines in the United States and South America. Purchases in China climbed to record highs, alongside a 51% year-over-year surge in purchases of crossover utility vehicles (CUVs). Car sales in Western Europe rose 5% above a year earlier -- the fourth consecutive monthly gain -- and are set to advance this year for the first time since 2009.
Kids and Money
Global Money Week celebrations to begin worldwide 10 March
Amsterdam, the Netherlands Child & Youth Finance International is pleased to announce that the 2014 edition of Global Money Week will begin 10-17 March. The 2014 edition will feature financial literacy celebrations and money awareness activities in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has announced this year's speakers for the 8th Annual Inspiring Women Event on September 18th, 2014! This full day experience is designed to motivate, inspire, connect and celebrate professional woman and entrepreneurs.