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globalnews.ca The provincial government has granted conditional environmental assessment approval to a jet fuel pipeline to Vancouver International Airport. The project faced significant opposition from Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie and city councillors over concerns of a spill or major fire. The province says a fire safety plan has been developed with the Richmond Fire Department, Delta Fire Department, Provincial Emergency Services and the BC Oil and Gas Commission. Environment Minister Mary Polak says the project will result in an increase…

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timescolonist.com A thin-crust pizza, smoothie, waffles and Caesar salad may not be the first dishes you’d expect at a local soup kitchen, but they are about to be spun into gold for the Our Place Society in Victoria by a new company with local roots.   Mealshare, which launched earlier this year with programs in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver, will celebrate a homecoming next week when it launches its Victoria program to benefit Our Place’s busy kitchen. “We are really excited…

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theverge.com At the Wearable Futures conference, London designer and researcher Shamees Adendebuted a running shoe prototype that will put your worn out kicks to shame. The shoes, a conceptual product which he developed with University of Southern Denmark professor Martin Hanczyc, are 3D printed from a synthetic biological material that can repair itself overnight.   The running shoes are the product of Aden’s study of protocells. The basic protocell molecules are not themselves alive, but can be combined to create living organisms. Mixing…

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nature.com At a black hole, Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity apparently clashes with quantum physics, but that conflict could be solved if the Universe were a holographic projection. ARTIST’S IMPRESSION BY MARKUS GANN/SHUTTERSTOCK A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection. In 1997, theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed1 that an audacious model of the Universe in which gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in…

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