Scientists design shape-shifting workout gear powered by bacteria – Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Researchers at MIT have created bacteria-based workout gear covered in ventilation flaps that automatically open up when you sweat.And that’s just the beginning of what they say “living clothing” will eventually be able to do for us. The team of 14 MIT researchers, funded by New Balance Athletics, have created prototypes of men’s and women’s workout gear, as well as sneakers.”It helps to evaporate your sweat more efficiently,” Wen Wang, chemical engineer and lead author of the paper published in the journal Science Advances, told As It Happens host Carol Off.

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It’s STAO Award Nomination Time!!!!!

Are you working with an outstanding colleague, someone who has inspired you in your career?

Have you wished that that person could be recognized for his/her contributions to the teaching of science?

STAO can help you with that recognition.

 

Consider the following Award categories: 

IRWIN TALESNICK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCE: to recognize excellence in the teaching of science in Ontario.

JACK BELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP IN SCIENCE EDUCATION:  for STAO/APSO members who have demonstrated outstanding and sustained leadership in science education in Ontario over a period of many years.

STAO/APSO EMERITUS AWARD: for a STAO/APSO member upon retirement.

STAO/APSO MERIT AWARD: to recognize a member’s leadership and excellence in the teaching of science.

It’s not too late to nominate a colleague, a mentor, a respected educator for one of these STAO Awards.  Note that the nominator and nominee must be STAO members.

 

The link to the nomination forms can be found at

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwrSycoUHXbrQWZnOC1mMmVaVFk/view?usp=sharing

 OR

 http://stao.ca/cms/stao-awards

 Please forward this notification to all colleagues and ask them to forward to their distribution lists.  We want to recognize all deserving Ontario science educators.

 

 

 

 

Interview with Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj – Glaciologist

Dr. Horodyskyj is the CEO of Science in the Wild (Boulder, Colorado). This is a citizen science adventure company. Prior to this, she held a post-doc position at the National Snow and Ice Data Center based in Boulder, Colorado. Currently, she is taking people on expeditions around the world and educating them in field science methods, as well as teaching at Colorado College as visiting faculty. Continue reading

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS – WEATHER, CLIMATE AND OCEAN EXPERTS GATHER TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES AT ANNUAL TEACHER’S DAY EVENT 

WHAT: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society’s Teacher’s Day Event
WHEN: Tuesday June 6th, 8 am to 5:30 pm
WHERE: Hilton Toronto Downtown, Toronto, ON
HOW: Cost is $10, registration required, Continue reading

What is the Crater-Dome Illusion?

In interpreting space or aerial photos, it’s important to notice where the source of light is originating. Noticing the light source is what helps you determine whether an object is a depression like a bowl, or a projection above ground such as a mound or dome.

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WHMIS 2015 and Consumer Products

What are the Labelling Requirements for Consumer Products in 2017?

WHMIS 2015 covers a wide range of hazardous chemicals and substances (called “controlled products”), including everyday chemical products found in workplaces, such as cleaning supplies, adhesives and solvents. Continue reading