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November 05, 2009— Ottawa, Ontario

Could potatoes reduce your cancer risk? How can nanoprobes help sniff out Salmonella? And why is up to half of our city water leaking away?

Find the answers in Dimensions — NRC's new online magazine featuring exciting advances in Canadian science. Learn about the hot topics of the day — from energy to health to the environment — from an authoritative Canadian source.

In its premier issue, Dimensions reveals how nanoprobes could reduce the need for antibiotics, and why potatoes may start showing up in everything from vitamins to Styrofoam. Plus, find out how virtual technology is preparing Canadian troops for combat.

Here are some highlights of what you'll find in Dimensions:

Nanoprobes

Nanoprobes sniff out bad bugs

Miniscule probes that can quickly identify dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella could allow faster, simpler disease diagnoses.

Virtual training

Virtual training for troops

A new virtual reality tool can enhance training for soldiers, police, fire and emergency measures personnel.

Leaky pipes

Early warning for leaky pipes

Wireless sensors that "listen" for leaks in water pipes could help cities save on water resources, energy and money.

Fuel cells

Fuel cells power Olympic transit

Dozens of "green" Canadian technologies will be showcased at the 2010 Olympics, including a bus fleet that runs on fuel cells instead of diesel.

Unlikely superhero

An unlikely superhero

A Canadian research network is exploring how the potato could benefit human health and the environment.

 

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