Aside from Moncton, where can Maritime track and field athletes find decent facilities ? / A world "first" for NB as Amber Alerts move onto Facebook / Phone-in: Questions about The Science of Everyday Life
Every Second Counts: An "Amber Alert" is designed to mobilise a community to look for a missing child - whether the child has wandered away from the backyard or been abducted.
Since time is of the essence, authorities have tried to find ways to communicate Amber Alerts as quickly as possible. But one of the biggest networks, which delivers a larger audience than radio or TV, has been inaccessible - at least until now.
Corporal Todd Chadwick of the Miramichi Police Force told us how municipal and RCMP forces in New Brunswick became the first in the world to make an arrangement with Facebook to use the popular social network for Amber Alerts. To sign up, click here .
Nowhere To Run ? It's a blustery, rain-soaked day at the Moncton stadium where Canada is playing host to the World Junior Track and Field championships. But the track itself looks great, and long after this competition is over, the city will have an enviable facility where the next generation of javelin throwers, hurdlers, and sprinters can train and compete.
But what's available for track and field athletes in the rest of the Maritimes? And what's the connection between facilities and athletic performance ? The CBC's Melissa Friedman set out to find out.
Higher ? Faster ? Stronger ? But By How Much ? : In sports, they say records are made to be broken. But looking at the sports featured at the World Junior Track and Field Championships, is there an upper limit to how quickly a runner can complete a marathon, how far an athlete can put a shot, or how high a person can jump ? How much do materials - from the track surface to the javelin - affect results ?
These are the sorts of things scientists have explored for years. Dr Mary Anne White & Dr Richard Wassersug talked about the interesection of high performance sports and scientific research. But they also answered questions about The Science of Everyday Life. Mary Anne is University Research Professor of Chemistry & Physics at Dalhousie University. Richard is Professor of biology, anatomy & neurobiology at Dal.
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