Then and now

HISTORY
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Shell was one of the first Canadian oil companies to expand beyond fuels to commodity chemicals like the methyl ethyl ketone trumpeted in this ad from the June 1949 issue of Chemistry in Canada ...

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Fireflies inspire LED coating

MATERIALS
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The jagged pattern of scales on the abdomen of a firefly has inspired researchers to create a new coating for light emitting diodes (LEDs) that extracts 55 per cent more light than noncoated LEDs. Researchers in Belgium examined fireflies and noted scales with a periodically repeating...

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Then and Now

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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With the longest coastline in the world, and an export economy founded upon natural resources, shipbuilding and ship repair is arguably Canada’s most iconic industry. Rubber has been a key part of Canadian shipping since the 19th century becoming ubiquitous in shipbuilding and shipyards, where it was used for everything...

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