It is very likely that at the next birthday party you attend you will find yourself surrounded by the chemical element helium. Count yourself lucky as helium, the gas that keeps those birthday balloons floating in midair, is quite rare … Continue reading Helium -The Great Escape Artist
At over four metres (almost 14 feet) long and weighing around 770 kilograms (1700 pounds), Mahone, the great white shark, might seem out of place in the waters off Nova Scotia. But shark sightings are becoming a more common occurrence … Continue reading Shifting Sharks?
Considered the largest living organism ever found the ‘humongous fungus,’ covers nearly 1,000 hectares. Found in Malheur National Forest in Oregon the fungus Armillaria, or honey mushroom is also thought to be 8,650 years old. If smelling like rotting flesh and … Continue reading Weird Nature
You are enjoying dessert and as you bring a heaping spoonful of ice cream to your mouth your tongue becomes frozen to the silver spoon. Surprisingly your brief entrapment has as much to do with heat as it does with … Continue reading Heat Freeze
Our ability to print three dimensional (3D) objects from digital files has turned the world upside. With a little imagination and a 3D printer you can make practically anything. And as 3D printers and printing materials become less expensive we … Continue reading 3D printing a future for medicine
Mech-tacular racing At 4.5 metres (15 feet) tall and weighing 4,000 kilograms (9,000 pounds) a mechanical suit may become an athlete uniform of the future. A company in Vancouver, British Columbia is blending sports and robotics in a very big … Continue reading Mech-tacular racing