During his 12-week internship, Leonardo is helping develop a self-replicating, solar-powered, 3-D printing machine for the moon that can mine lunar bedrock — like dust, soil, and broken rocks — extract the raw materials, and input them into a series of 3-D printers. The printer is then able to construct its own parts that can be used in future space settlements or shipped back to earth.
This project will create an iPad application that will be able to gather data about a patient at a chiropractic clinic and predict their recovery based on various symptoms compared to similar cases. This will allow a chiropractor to better educate their patient about the benefits chiropractic care. It will also better engage the patient in their care by providing more analytical feedback, and allow them to see for themselves how they are progressing. It will also give patients realistic expectations about their recovery over time.
Yet people from the village of Valnur in Kodagu (Coorg district) took the sight in stride, affectionately dubbing us the “fish women” and inviting us into their homes for lunch and their temples for festivals. They listened to our descriptions of the project and offered invaluable perspectives on their relationships with their communities, their river, and the mahseer.
The research project is to model the Ontario power grid and its constituent zones in order to determine the best locations for wind turbine farms and distributed power sources. A basic model of the Niagara Zone has been constructed, involving the location of the power generation stations, major demand centres, and transmission systems. The model is to be advanced to simulate the hourly time history of power generation and demand throughout the zone.
The growing demand to establish comprehensive BIM standards is demonstrated by a proliferation of both national (BIM Task Group in the United Kingdom and BIMForum in the United States) and international (buildingSMART Alliance) organizations working to that end. Adding to the sense of urgency is pending legislation in the United Kingdom (2016) that will require a BIM for all government building contracts over ?5 million.
The need for more and more data rates is significantly increasing due to the newly introduced wireless/mobile applications and services. Traditional modulation schemes cannot provide satisfactory long-term solution to this problem. That said, non-traditional modulation (spiral-based modulation) comes into play as a strong candidate to solve the increasing data rate requirements problem. Spiral-based modulation exploits extra degrees of freedom that are not used in traditional modulation schemes.
This project is designed to analyze a list of insurance policies and past claims, and to determine which variables have had a significant influence on the cost of house reconstruction in the case of insurance claims. It is also planned to use a hedonic pricing model to include, where appropriate, the influence of location variables, neighborhood characteristics, and housing characteristics on the cost of house reconstruction.
Currently, Mexico receives more international investment in the mining sector than any other Latin American country. Throughout the past five years Canadian private investment has accounted for between 70-75% of all international investment. This project aims to explore Canadian investment in the Mexican mining industry in order to determine how, why and when investment occurs.
The proposed internship project deals with the compilation and preparation of relevant scientific content for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation, which is currently developing an innovative ?Online Sustainable Conservation Assistance Resource.? Also known as OSCAR, this tool is aimed at becoming an ?interactive resource that establishes a clear process and aids in the making of optimal decisions necessary for the sustainable treatment of historic buildings?.