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Science Q&A: UOIT sends a weather balloon into space

Posted by Shelly Kowalski on June 25, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Science is really cool, there’s no denying that. What’s even cooler is the innovative science that has been happening right here on campus.

Last month, a team of UOIT physics students and professors from the Faculty of Science and the Physics Research Group set out to send a weather balloon into space. Think that’s crazy? Well, it’s apparently a thing – and such a big thing that there are teams from all across Canada with the sole intention to explore the edge of space with high altitude balloons. This project, organized for Science Rendezvous at UOIT on May 9, 2015, is part of a larger, Canada-wide High Altitude Balloon Experiment (HABEX).

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Topics: Innovation, Faculty of Science

Chillin’ with Cornelius and Scary Mary at UOIT’s Crime Scene House!

Posted by Dimitri Tsalavoutas on March 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The story starts on January 13, where a suspected homicide had occurred at UOIT’s Crime Scene House. For over a month, the Durham Regional Police Service had been looking into the matter. But that’s not all that happened. At 1900 hours on March 2, the DRPS discovered the lifeless body of their bloodstain pattern expert, Dr. D. Morgan, who was investigating the January 13 homicide. She was lying flat on the bed in the master bedroom. The initial examination of the scene concluded no signs of struggle, forced entry or foul play.  What happened here? It’s up to the forensic science students at UOIT to figure it out!

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Topics: Innovation, Faculty of Science