Category Archives: Science & Technology

U of T’s Natural Watch Costlier than Apple’s?

The $20000 worth commemorative sundial outside SF building is by far UofT’s best tribute to Sanford Fleming for his contribution to the creation of time zones. Background In 1878-79, Toronto and the world had witnessed two major developments in the field of time. The first was Sandford Fleming’s contribution in the standardization of time into 24 zones and the second

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Competitions: It is not always about winning

In a multitude of social beings, there is no one who can declare himself/herself as the “Jack of all trades”. Skills are acquired in the process of learning. A competition is a quintessential opportunity which enables an individual to test his/her potential at a larger scale and to attain more practical experience that later helps in enhancing those acquired skills. A perfect example could

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8 Years After Khan Academy: Has Technology Really Made a Difference?

At some point in your studies, you’ve most likely used online video resources. You’ve probably heard about Khan Academy, about those Youtube videos that seemingly cover almost every topic in engineering. You likely hear the whispers from classmates too: “I don’t need to go to class anymore”, “ Lectures are so useless”, “I hate my professor”. Well, I’m here to

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Smartwatches and Google Glass: Wear are they headed?

These past two years have been a revolutionary time in technology. 2013 saw the introduction of Google Glass, a wearable computer controlled by the voice, that can take pictures, navigate through the city, and place phone calls. Upon its original release for beta testers, it faced criticism over its aesthetic qualities. USA Today commented that most of the testers were

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