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Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week

Added on: May 20, 2014

This week everything sparkles. From glowing mice to invisible, wireless networks to holographic chocolates, scientists and artists alike are using technology to reveal unseen mysteries. read more

Students build a robot arm you control with the wink of an eye

Added on: May 15, 2014

Want proof that you don’t need big, specialized equipment to produce a mind-controlled robot arm? Just look at a recent University of Toronto student project. read more

Lab-grown organs could be the future of performance enhancement in sports

Added on: May 14, 2014

There are a lot of ways to try to cheat in sports. You can put a syringe to your veins and juice up, like so many baseball players allegedly did in the so-called steroid era. You can fill your gloves with plaster like boxer Antonio Margarito. You can even videotape the opposing team’s signals, like… MoreMore arrow

Planet portrait captured by Gemini Planet Imager is the best ever

Added on: May 13, 2014

A crisp portrait of a planet 56 light years away has been captured by a new high-tech planet-hunting camera developed largely by Canadians. read more

Rising youth homelessness a crisis we mustn’t ignore

Added on: May 12, 2014

If you wanted to find me in the summer of 2000, I was most likely at a service for street youth — like the now-shuttered Street Outreach Services (SOS) and Youthlink Innercity in Toronto, or Covenant House in Vancouver. I was doing research on street youth suicide for my PhD. read more

Parents can learn to help relieve pain during vaccinations

Added on: May 9, 2014

Mothers-to-be who learned strategies to relieve vaccination pain were very likely to use them when it came time to have their baby vaccinated, according to a new Canadian study. read more

Technology to help adults age in place just a few years away

Added on: May 7, 2014

It’s a scene reminiscent of the The Jetsons. A friendly robot wheels around the living room offering helpful advice — including a reminder to go to the bathroom. But this is no normal living room, and the automaton is no Rosie. This is the Home Lab at iDapt at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute where researchers… MoreMore arrow

Big Bang thumbprint may unlock universal truth

Added on: May 6, 2014

A strange new image of the Milky Way is promising to reveal hidden details about our galaxy and pave the way to a better understanding of how the universe was born, astronomers say. read more

Is Rob Ford’s once-stalwart support wavering?

Added on: May 5, 2014

In campaign focus groups, Mayor Rob Ford’s core supporters were reporting wavering loyalty before the latest scandal hit. New poll numbers show his popularity and chances for re-election have taken a bigger hit in the wake of new recordings of the mayor apparently inebriated and making vulgar comments about women and ethnic slurs. read more

We Might Never Find Alien Life With Current Technology

Added on: May 2, 2014

Given that we are unlikely to be visiting an exoplanet any time soon, astronomers have been contemplating whether it might be possible to detect indications of simple life – a biosignature – from a distance. Many think that the strongest case for extraterrestrial life would be the discovery of oxygen and methane on the same… MoreMore arrow