How to harness the wind

With the abundance of wind in the Great North, one might think that harnessing it would be a breeze. But that isn't the case. Fortunately, a Ryerson researcher has found a way to address the major challenges ...

Jan 30, 2015
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Seeking cracks in the Standard Model

In particle physics, it's our business to understand structure. I work on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and this machine lets us see and study the smallest structure of all; unimaginably tiny fundamental partic ...

Jan 30, 2015
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When Facebook goes down it takes big chunks of the internet with it

Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted โ€“ as it was recently when Facebook's servers went down โ€“ its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world's most popular social network is inaccessible, so t ...

Jan 30, 2015
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Running fuel cells on bacteria

Researchers in Norway have succeeded in getting bacteria to power a fuel cell. The "fuel" used is wastewater, and the products of the process are purified water droplets and electricity.

Jan 30, 2015
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