Frogheart

FrogHeart provides commentary about nanotech, science policy and communication, society, and the arts. Run by Maryse de la Giroday, a science communications consultant and writer, FrogHeart is one of the largest independent scince blogs in Canada. Since the websites launch in 1994, Giroday's list of clients includes Océ NV, Telgate Systems, Nortel Networks, Redback Systems, Forintek, Gretag AG, Inetco Systems, and Creo Products (which later became part of Kodak). She has also taught in SFU’s Writing and Communications Program. Giroday earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University in 1992 and a Masters in Creative Writing and New Media from De Montford University in Leicester, UK.

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Awards & Publications

2006 Studentship - Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, UK 1998 Gold Quill – International Award of Excellence for Creotivity; Creo Products Customer Newsletter 1988 BC Technology Showcase. 1st place, Electronics Division. Writer for Vacuum Controller Gauge project. (Ron Ludwi

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Canadian researchers develop bone implant material from cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) while Russian scientists restore internal structure of bone with polycaprolactone nanofibers

Two research groups are working to the same end where bone marrow is concerned, encourage bone cell growth, but they are using different strategies. University of British Columbia and McMaster University (Canada) Caption: Researchers treated nanocr...

A nanocomposite biomaterial heart valve from the University of British Columbia (Canada)

I wish the folks at the University of British Columbia (UBC) would include more technical/scientific information in their news releases about research. For those who do like a little more technical information, I included the paper’s abstract at t...

Ankle exoskeletons good for people who need to do a lot of walking or running on the job

For people who need a little extra ankle support, this might be useful in the, hopefully, not too distant future. The new ankle exoskeleton design integrates into the shoe and under clothing. Submitted photo. Courtesy of Vanderbilt University Credit...

An art/science and a science event in Vancouver (Canada)

We’re closing off August 2019 with a couple of talks, Curiosity Collider features an art/science event and Café Scientifique features a discussion about protease research. Collider Café: Art. Science. Hybrids. on August 21, 2019 From an August ...

A solution to the problem of measuring nanoparticles

As you might expect from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this research concerns techniques for measurements. From an August 15, 2019 news item on Nanowerk (Note: Links have been removed), Tiny nanoparticles play a garga...