S’établir sur Mars? Ce n’est pas parce qu’on peut qu’on doit le faire…

Tanya Samman et Alina C. Fisher, coéditrices, Environnement et sciences de la terre Mars… c’est un sujet chaud en ce moment. Mais la Terre aussi après tout; elle se réchauffe grâce aux changements climatiques causés par les humains. La vie sur Terre changera de façon dramatique dans un futur rapproché; la fonte des calottes glaciaires […]

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Move to Mars? Just because we can doesn’t mean we should…

Tanya Samman and Alina C. Fisher, Environmental & Earth Sciences co-editors Mars… it’s hot right now. But then, so is Earth—and it’s getting hotter thanks to human-induced climate change. Life on Earth is going to change drastically in the near future: melting ice sheets will cause sea level to rise, submerging coastal cities; food supplies […]

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The Martian: Putting the Science in Science Fiction

The Martian book

Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering co-editor There’s a good chance you’ve heard about the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster The Martian. But before you assume it’s just another high-profile science fiction story set in a distant future of intergalactic wars and alien species, consider this: prior its world premier at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the […]

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Space Exploration (or, Engineering on a Budget)

Sri Ray-Chauduri and Aadita Chaudhury, Technology & Engineering co-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 Sputnik-1 which was […]

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