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Researching the untold story of Canada’s keypunch girls

uOttawa's first computer
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Engineering & Technology
Social Science & Culture
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Last summer, the Canada Science and Technology Museum offered up access to its collection so that researcher Jennifer Thivierge could study “keypunch girls” — the women who punched holes in data cards and fed them into machines or tabulators, starting in the 1950s. The University of Ottawa’s Gazette writes about her findings, and what they say about gender discrimination within the field of computer science.

Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge

Kirsty Duncan, TED Talks 2018
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"Science is humanity's best effort at uncovering the truth about our world, about our very existence." Kirsty Duncan, Canada's Minister of Science, makes the case that researchers must be free to present uncomfortable truths and challenge the thinking of the day -- and that we all have a duty to speak up when we see science being stifled or suppressed. #ScienceAroundMe

Bloodhound Diary: Learning from the past

An image of the Bloodhound SSC rocket car
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This article is written by Andy Green, the world land speed record holder, and the driver of the Bloodhound SSC; the car that will attempt to reach 1,000 mph sometime in 2018. In this article, Green gives a quick overview of the engineering work that's been done so far as they design the car that will push the limits.

Canada’s Jet-Age Dream: The Avro Arrow

Canada’s Jet-Age Dream: The Avro Arrow
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Between 1952 and 1959, Avro Canada developed an advanced all-weather fighter interceptor called the CF-105 Arrow. This aircraft, with its futuristic, delta-wing design, captured Canadians’ imaginations in a way few projects have, before or since.

Atoms-thick layer of silicon-based semiconductor may allow us to better understand the harsh environments of Venus

Atoms-thick layer of silicon-based semiconductor may allow us to better understand the harsh environments of Venus
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Earth & Environment
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In 1967, Venera 4 was the 1st probe to transmit data from another planet’s atmosphere. 8 models, and close to 15 years, later we were able to receive the 1st colour panoramic views of that same planet’s surface. Today, Venus still very much remains a mystery with probes unable to withstand the extreme temperatures and atmospheric pressures for more than 127 minutes. However, researchers at Standford University’s Extreme Environment Microsystems Laboratory are working on developing an atoms-thick