VA-ST goggles

Gizmos & Gadgets: Neuroscience Researcher Invents Smart Specs to Help Blind See

June 16, 2015 – A University of Oxford neuroscience and visual prosthetics research fellow has developed augmented-reality glasses to help those who are legally blind see better. ... Continue Reading →
Electrodes made of designer carbon

Stanford University Develops Nanoscale Designer Carbon

June 15, 2015 – What is “designer carbon?” What’s it good for? According to Stanford researchers – lots of applications including energy storage, solar ... Continue Reading →
forest threats

GM Trees May Save Earth’s Forests from Worst Effects of Climate Change

June 14, 2015 – Trees are the second largest carbon sink on the planet next to the world ocean. And trees are in decline whether in the tropical rainforests or the taiga, the ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Wind Turbines Get Some New Wrinkles

June 13, 2015 – One looks like a wheel and combines power generation with a tourist landmark while the other looks like someone put an umbrella in front of a traditional three-bladed ... Continue Reading →
moratorium on oil sands

Canada on Carbon Caught “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”

June 12, 2015 – The latest blow comes from Statoil ASA, a player in the oil sands, whose chief economist yesterday called for increased carbon fees applied to the industry in ... Continue Reading →
UCincinnati frosted-window

Gizmos & Gadgets: Tunable Windows

June 12, 2015 – University of Cincinnati, Hewlett-Packard and EMD/Merck Research Labs have combined their research to create a smart tunable window. What does that mean? The window ... Continue Reading →
Climate change and migratory birds

How Climate Change Will Impact Migratory Birds

June 11, 2015 – When we think of climate change impacts we tend to see it in terms of humanity and not the animal kingdom so much. We here in Canada are more aware of what polar ... Continue Reading →
3D printer for Susan Finch article

Gizmos & Gadgets: Time-Saving Tech and What it Means for the Future

June 11, 2015 – Guest blogger Susan Finch joins 21st Century Tech blog with this interesting exploration of technology in the present that may be driving us to a future of even ... Continue Reading →
CCS Projects

Carbon Pledge at G7 Meeting Not Worth Anything

June 10, 2015 – The headlines in Canadian newspapers stated that Canada was now on board with the rest of the G7 countries pledging a low-carbon future. But that is precisely ... Continue Reading →
Super Potato

UK Lab Gets Funding to Develop GMO Super Potato

June 9, 2015 – The TSL Potato Partnership project has received five years of funding to help develop a new GMO potato and win approval from regulators for its commercial use. ... Continue Reading →