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The Foldscope would replace microscopes such as these. Image: Thelmadatter

Paper Microscopes Will Make Science More Accessible

Manu Prakash, a scientist and professor at Stanford University in California, thinks all kids should have a chance to study science.

His new invention – an inexpensive paper microscope called the Foldscope – just might make that possible.

by · June 26, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Sign outside the Google office in California. Image: Surka

Google Wants To Be More “Diverse”

A major company says it wants to become more “diverse.”

Diverse in this case means it wants to hire more workers who come from different backgrounds or have different genders or are from different cultures.

by · June 5, 2014 · News, Technology
Companies such as West Jet are eager to put the new rules for on-board electronics into affect. Image: Eddie Maloney

Cdn Government Relaxes Rules On Using Electronics On Planes

Canadian airline passengers will soon be allowed to use their electronic devices including cell phones, handheld gaming products and tablets while their plane is taking off and landing.

by · May 27, 2014 · News, Technology
Baxter. Image: www.redorbit.com

Baxter The Robot Comes To Canada

He’s not a child, he’s not a person and he’s not a pet. But he’s smart, he can be trained to do a job and he can do it cheaper than anybody else.

by · April 28, 2014 · News
iPhone 5

Daycare For Cellphones?

Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.

But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.

by · April 25, 2014 · Kids, Lighter, News
Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus; Image: Buffalo Museum of Science

Canadian Scientist Loves Mummies

Heather Gill-Frerking is a Canadian scientist who loves working with mummies.

Mummies are the preserved bodies of humans and animals.

Gill-Frerking is the director of science and education for the “Mummies of the World” exhibition at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

by · April 22, 2014 · News
The first letter that was found. Image: Mike Moffatt

Mystery Unfolding At Western University

There’s a terrific mystery in the library at the University of Western Ontario.

But it’s not a novel. It’s a trail of mysterious notes that have been left in the books in the university’s Weldon Library.

Mike Moffatt is an assistant professor of Business and Economics at Western.

On March 9 he took an economics book off the shelf and was surprised when an envelope fell out of its pages.

by · March 26, 2014 · News
Flappy Bird May Fly Again

Flappy Bird May Fly Again

Video game designer Dong Nguyen created a popular game App called Flappy Bird.

by · March 20, 2014 · News
Atom diagram. Image: Fastfission

Scientists One Step Closer To Harnessing Energy From “Nuclear Fusion”

A group of scientists in the United States has come one step closer to harnessing a source of energy that would be clean, safe and nearly unlimited.

The scientists, who work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, are trying to find a way to generate energy efficiently using a process called nuclear fusion.

by · March 19, 2014 · News, Science
Tony Hawk “Hoverboard” Video A Hoax

Tony Hawk “Hoverboard” Video A Hoax

Sometimes, things on the Internet seem too good to be true.

That’s when people may start to challenge them, asking questions to figure out what’s real and what’s made up.

That is what happened when a video showing people riding a “hoverboard” recently went viral.

The video was posted on a website by a “company” called HUVr Tech.

by · March 6, 2014 · News, Technology