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Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Researchers develop 3D-printed stethoscope for use in war zones, low-income areas

Although it’s taken for granted here in Canada, the modern stethoscope is unavailable to health care professionals in certain parts of the world because of its prohibitive cost. The standard stethoscope can often cost several hundred dollars, which prevents physicians working in low-income communities or war zones from using them. That is, until now. A team of researchers in London, Ont. say they have created an open-source and clinically validated template to 3D-print plastic stethoscopes in less than three hours and for less than $3.  And the best part? TheRead More

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

From CTV Northern Ontario: Canadian premier of “Engineering Earth” exhibit at Sudbury’s Dynamic Earth. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Local MPP hopeful invites Brown to help launch campaign

CTV Windsor Published Saturday, February 24, 2018 4:31PM EST Last Updated Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:04PM EST Patrick Brown joined a Windsor Tory provincial candidate as he opened a campaign office Saturday afternoon. Supporters of Mohammad Latif filled the office for the official grand opening. Many on hand were there to show support to the former Ontario PC leader. Despite the allegations of sexual misconduct and controversy surrounding Brown, the passion from his supporters remains strong. “First of all, I’m pretty confident he’s going to be our next leader,” saidRead More

Matthews scores, then leaves with injury in 4-3 shootout win against Islanders

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews

Dhiren Mahiban, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:47PM EST TORONTO – Tyler Bozak scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the New York Islanders 4-3 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. Auston Matthews tipped a Jake Gardiner shot to tie it 3-3 with 3:29 remaining in the third, but later left the game favouring his right side after taking a hit from Cal Clutterbuck and not return. The 20-year-old missed six games in December with a concussion and another four games with anRead More

No charges after dogs seen clinging to pickup truck bed cover

No charges after dogs seen clinging to pickup truck bed cover

CTV News Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:21PM CST Last Updated Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:27PM CST There will be no charges laid against a man who was seen driving his truck down an Edmonton-area highway with two dogs on the top of his truck-bed cover. A couple notified the Alberta SPCA after witnessing the man on the Yellowhead Highway last Sunday going more than 110 kilometres an hour. Dashboard camera footage of the two dogs was posted to Facebook on Sunday, where it had more than 50,000 shares beforeRead More

Potentially huge losses from future earthquakes in Eastern Canada: study

earthquake file

Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:24AM EST MONTREAL — While people in British Columbia are mindful of the fact they could eventually face some of the strongest earthquakes in the world, at least one study warns there’s a lack of awareness of the risk in Eastern Canada. One report released last summer predicts Montrealers could suffer $45 billion in economic losses if the city were to experience an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. That’s the estimated strength of a tremor that hit MontrealRead More

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men’s Olympic team

Brule, Raymond, Roy among former NHL veterans named to men's Olympic team

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:24PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:03PM EST CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the team that will go for a third straight Olympic men’s hockey gold medal next month at the Pyeongchang Games. Most Canadians will need to do some deep research to learn about who’s making up the squad, however. The team is made up mainly of Canadian players based in Europe after the NHL bowed out of competing in South Korea. Forwards Gilbert Brule, Mason Raymond, DerekRead More

Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

Former deputy reeve takes stand in his own defence

CTV Regina Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:16PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:55PM CST The former deputy reeve of the RM of Sherwood took the stand in his own defence on Wednesday. Tim Probe is facing charges of municipal corruption and breach of trust. Most of the accusations against him have been made by Jeffrey Poissant, reeve of Sherwood. Speaking in court on Wednesday, Probe noted that relations between his family and Poissant’s family have never been good. Probe told court that the private meetings he isRead More

South Korea floats summit with Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un

Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 11:58PM EST SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s president said Wednesday he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and co-operation with the North to try to resolve the nuclear standoff. President Moon Jae-in has previously floated the idea of a summit with Kim under conditions. But his latest comments came a day after the North agreed to send a delegation to nextRead More

Ronald McDonald House families embark on special flight to the North Pole

A dozen families who have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House received a much-needed reprieve from their days in hospital as they boarded a magical flight from the Calgary International Airport to the North Pole. The flight was organized by volunteers with Air Canada Jazz who wanted to share the Christmas spirit with children who will likely spend the holiday season in hospital. Jaylin Mendenhall boarded the flight alongside his son. “Little Mason here was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma back in July,” said Mendenhall. “He is going toRead More