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ASTech Foundation
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Our goal is identifying & celebrating outstanding achievements in Science&Tech in Alberta and inspiring the next generation of innovation
Our goal is identifying & celebrating outstanding achievements in Science&Tech in Alberta and inspiring the next generation of innovation

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Sweetgrass, a traditional herbal remedy, was used by Native Americans as an insect repellent. So, chemists extracted essential oils from the plant and demonstrated that they were about as effective as DEET at keeping mosquitoes away. 

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Water, cut off from the surface for as long as 2.7 billion years may be inhabited by some form of life that has yet to be identified. The findings suggest that there are microbial communities evolving in parallel but separate domains scattered around the globe, all hidden far below the surface.

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Industrial robots will replace manufacturing jobs — and that’s a good thing.

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Microsoft announces Paint 3D, the biggest update ever to the classic app.

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How can you produce a magnet with exactly the right magnetic field? TU Wien has a solution: for the first time, magnets can be made with a 3D printer.



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Bees can be trained to manipulate objects - pulling a string to gain access to sugar water - and untrained bees who watch other bees performing the task are able to learn it.

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Scientists accidentally create scalable, efficient process to convert CO2 into ethanol. 

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Knowingly taking placebo pills reduces pain, study finds.

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World's largest solar project would generate electricity 24 hours a day and power 1 million U.S. homes. 

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Stem cells regenerate damaged monkey heart. The donor’s cells integrated with no sign of rejection to regenerate recipient’s heart.
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