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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Space Exploration (or, Engineering on a Budget)

by Sri Ray-Chauduri and Aadita Chaudhury Technology and Engineering subject editors Last week marked the 14th annual UN-declared World Space Week (WSW). Celebrated from October 4-10, it was started in 1981 by the World Space Association as “Spaceweek” to commemorate the moon landings. The dates of WSW were selected to coincide with the anniversary of […]

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So what, exactly, does an engineer do?

by Aadita Chaudhury Technology & Engineering subject editor Technology and engineering have a pervasive effect on our everyday lives, yet we often struggle to define their scope. My third year engineering class once discussed whether engineering was a science, an art, a combination of both, or something different altogether. Even though we all came from […]

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