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The punishing polar vortex is ideal for Cassie the Robot

Two pairs of robotic legs are pictured next to a snowbank and a thermometer.
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You may be cursing the harsh cold of winter, but roboticists at the University of Michigan are capitalizing on the cold temperatures. A team working on the development of Cassie the Robot took advantage of the recent cold snap to perform testing. Read how Cassie performed in this article from Wired.

Ex-NASA engineer's glitter bomb exacts revenge on porch thieves

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When U.S. engineer Mark Rober — who worked on the design of NASA’s Mars Rover — saw a pair of thieves snatch an Amazon package off of his front doorstep, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Check out this article and video to see the device Rober engineered to teach greedy thieves a lesson.

Researching the untold story of Canada’s keypunch girls

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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.

Science Odyssey - Ten days of discovery and innovation

Science Odyssey is Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics
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Science Odyssey is Canada's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, featuring fun and inspiring experiences in museums, research centres, laboratories and classrooms from coast to coast. Powered by NSERC, Science Odyssey demonstrates how discoveries and innovations shape our daily lives and foster a strong science culture in Canada.

Heritage Minutes: Avro Arrow

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The Avro Arrow –a triumph of aerospace achievement in Canadian history. Launched in 1953, the Avro Arrow project was innovative for the times as the most advanced and fastest interceptor aircraft.