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The 16-Lens Smartphone-Sized Camera That Will Revolutionise Photography

Photography isn’t just about the camera you’re using. Taking the perfect photo also requires using the perfect camera lens. Able to augment focal length, optical zoom, or the intake of light, camera lenses allow a photographer to fully capture their environment. Unfortunately, understanding how camera lenses work or buying the ideal camera lens is far from simple. Wouldn’t it be nice, then, if there was a camera that could inherently take amazing photos without the need of a lens? Enter the L16, a newly developed…

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Students Design A Laser Device To Combat Geese Problem

Believe it or not, even in the hustle and bustle of the GTA, it’s not uncommon to see a flock of geese around this time of year. You’ve likely seen them yourself — either sitting together on a field, or even venturing out and attempting to cross the street. But in less urban areas, geese can have a much more menacing presence, and are capable of doing significant damage to people’s livelihoods. In more sprawling rural landscapes, geese can actually wreak havoc on crops and destroy…

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Noble Peace Prize Awarded to LED Inventors!

Just as we wrote about how LED light is paving the way, the trio of Japanese scientists who were considered pivotal in this invention were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics. Honored for inventing the efficient blue light-emitting diodes which have enabled energy-saving white light sources that can last up to 100,000 hours, the prize was awarded to Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University and Nagoya University, Hioshi Amano of Nagoya University, and Shuji Nakamara a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This…

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Showering After Earth Day

Recently I went on vacation to a part of the world that helped me to realize just how much I waste. From water to food to electricity. We have precious resources that we need to value much much more. This Earth Day (and moving forward) I pledged to take more care in the amount of water I use. From the length of showers I take to the dishes I wash to the clothes I wash. Canada is lucky to have bountiful fresh water resources that other parts of the world lack, but even we need to be more careful with our water consumption as the population grows and the environment changes.

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