Happy National Engineering Month Canada!

By Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology and Engineering Subject Editor Did you know that for the past 24 years, March has marked National Engineering Month (NEM) in Canada? Organized by Engineers Canada, a national organization of the provincial and territorial associations that regulates engineering practice, NEM celebrates engineering by sharing the significant and rewarding nature of engineering […]

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Organoids: precious research tool or glamour science?


by Nikolaos Mitrousis and Sri Ray-Chauduri Technology & Engineering subject editors In the past five years, research into organoids has attracted a lot of attention from scientists, engineers, and journalists alike. But what are organoids? Why are they made, and how can they be useful? Our bodies develop from stem cells, which grow, divide, and […]

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Spacesuits: Helping Us Float into the Great Beyond

Space Stamp

by Sri Ray-Chauduri Technology and Engineering subject editor With the recent safe return of another crew of astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS), what better time to consider the spacesuit: a marvel of engineering that has allowed such otherworldly pursuits. It was 50 years ago on March 18, 1965, that Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov […]

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Women and Technology: An ever-evolving relationship

By Aadita Chaudhury Technology and Engineering subject editor Many of us here at Science Borealis are passionate about encouraging the participation of women in science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM) fields, especially this month, which is women’s History Month (March) and contains International Women’s Day  (as addressed in our previous editorial post). While the life […]

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Ringing in the New Year with…Light

by Aadita Chaudhury Technology & Engineering subject editor The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. As Canadians, we take for granted the role of light and light-based technologies in our lives; however, for many regions worldwide light infrastructure is a key issue […]

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