Scientists

Top Funds' Activity in Q4 2017

Brandon Kochkodin, Hema Parmar and Katia Porzecanski of Bloomberg report, Hedge Funds Are Dumping Facebook and Google:Billionaire David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management more than tripled its stake in Apple Inc. and almost doubled its holding of Facebook Inc. in the final three months of last year.Ap ...

The connectedness of living things: an art/sci project in Saskatchewan: evolutionary biology

Covering this art/sci piece in Saskatchewan proved to be an adventure that led from an evolutionary biologist in Saskatchewan to the Canadian Light Source to 3D models and fish to  fractals and Fibonacci sequences to a Fransaskois video artist and sculptor and to much more. Starting from the end, ...

University of Washington (state) is accelerating nanoscale research with Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

A December 5, 2017 news item on Nanowerk announced a new research institute at the University of Washington (state), The University of Washington [UW} has launched a new institute aimed at accelerating research at the nanoscale: the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, or NanoES. Housed in a new ...

Climate Denier Tim Ball: Trump Approved, But Not Credible Enough To Stand Accountable For Libel

It was gratifying, today, to see a senior justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia denounce the professional “climate change sceptic” Dr. Tim Ball as incompetent, inattentive and, perhaps, indifferent to the truth. But it was an outrage to see the same judge let Ball so casually off ...

Judge Dismisses Libel Claim, Climate 'Sceptic' Tim Ball Not Credible Enough To Take Seriously

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed a libel action against “climate change sceptic” Dr. Tim Ball on the basis that Ball’s writing is not sufficiently credible to inflict damage on the reputation of a professional climate scientist. The libel suit was launched in 2011 by Canadian clima ...

No Love For PSP's Former CEO?

This is a bilingual comment so bear with me. André Dubuc of La Presse reports, Investissements PSP: 50 dirigeants licenciés, des millions en indemnités:Un important gestionnaire de caisses de retraite publiques situé à Montréal a remercié 50 de ses dirigeants durant le court règne de son ...

A 3D printed ‘living’ tattoo

MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. Courtesy of the researchers [and MIT] If that image isn’t enough, there’s also a video abstract (I don’t think I’ve seen one of these before) for the paper, For t ...

Ontario Launches Cleantech Strategy with an Emphasis on Water

Yesterday, Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science launched the new Cleantech Strategy, under which includes renewed support for existing accelerator programs, such as the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP). The new cleantech strategy will help cleantech ...

Canadian Agricultural Partnership Commits $690M Climate and Water Sustainability

Yesterday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the largest of which invests in the sector’s climate and water sustainability. The Partnership is a $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreeme ...

Proposed Impact Assessment Act Has a Mixed Impact

Last week, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-69, which would introduce the Impact Assessment Act, replacing the Environmental Assessment Act. “Previous reforms to environmental laws and regulations eroded public trust and put our environment and communities at risk,” said the governmen ...