In this archival footage from BBC TV, celebrated physicist Richard Feynman explains what fire, magnets, rubber bands (and more) are like at the scale of the jiggling atoms they're made of. This accessible, enchanting conversation in physics reveals a teeming nano-world that's just plain fun to imagine.
CAMBRIDGE - Communitech, Waterloo Region's tech organization representing more than 700 companies, announced yesterday that it has opened an office to service the growing needs of Cambridge, Guelph and area.
Survey Finds Most Executives Optimistic About Their Companies' Growth Prospects
TORONTO - Nine per cent of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed for the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index indicated they plan to add full-time information technology employees during the second quarter, the highest forecast since the second quarter of 2009, while 10 per cent expect staff reductions.
OTTAWA - Manufacturing industries, along with the mining and oil and gas extraction industries, are - contrary to the conventional view - most likely to weather a volatile Canadian dollar because they have more ways to hedge against currency fluctuations. Service industries may be more exposed to currency volatility, since they have fewer means to hedge against the dollar.
“French President Nicolas Sarkozy will open a daylong conference Thursday of some 40 nations to start turning plans into action to save the world's forests and help rein in the noxious gases blamed for climate change.
Survey Finds Most Executives Confident They Will See Business Growth Next Quarter
TORONTO - Five per cent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for the Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index indicated they plan to add full-time accounting and finance employees during the second quarter, while 1 per cent expect staff reductions. The net 4 percent increase is up two points from the first quarter projection and is the highest forecast since the second quarter of 2009.
London - The University Students’ Council is bringing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to The University of Western Ontario on Wednesday, March 24 to speak to students, faculty, staff, and the London community about the role natural resources play in our work, health and identity in an address entitled, “Our Environmental Destiny.”
Kingston - Millions of women all over the world are living with tremendous and unnecessary vaginal discomfort because they’re too embarrassed to talk about it and too afraid of treatment, says Queen’s obstetrics and gynecology professor Shawna Johnston.
Waterloo Region The Region of Waterloo is a key partner in the newly formed Smart About Salt Council, which announced its official formation Monday with the intention to spearhead efficient use of winter salt on private roads, parking lots and sidewalks. Excessive salt use has been shown to be a threat to the environment and well-being of people, vegetation, fish and wildlife habitats near lakes and aquifers.
Kitchener - As a member of Polytechnics Canada, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning welcomes the federal government’s recent budget, with its direct recognition of the role that Polytechnics Canada members play in advancing Canadian innovation through applied research and commercialization activities.
Toronto - The director of the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management at the Rotman School of Management of the University of Toronto has been recognized with an award for his outstanding lifetime contributions to Americans economic security. Keith Ambachtsheer, an adjunct professor of finance at the Rotman School, is the recipient of the 2010 Lillywhite Award from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).