Driving on Sunshine: An Analysis of Solar Roads

Since posting about the possibility of powering Canadian metropolitans with solar energy, we received lots of positive feedback as well as one resounding question, what’s the deal with these solar roads? We see it on the news, with tech giants introducing solar pathways and roadways onto their campuses. But are they feasible to power an [...] Read More The post Driving on Sunshine: An Analysis of Solar Roads appeared first on Schrodinger's Cat.

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I got nominated for Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! (So, please vote for me).

I got nominated! This is pretty amazing!For starters, I don't blog that often, I don't have thousands of followers on Twitter and I am not a long-established prof with a legacy of high-impact papers that people 'should' listen to. Relatively speaking, I'm just a regular ECR (early career researcher) trying to do some cool stuff, keep my head above water and throw a life-ring to others along the way. I have no idea who nominated…

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Visuals in Mathematics

There’s no doubt that writing is a useful tool. If anything, I’m biased towards writing. I write every day, so I know what it means to use words to craft an explanation. If you can use the right words in the right arrangement, almost everything becomes clear. That being said, there’s still a difference between writing and communicating. As much as I love writing about physics and mathematics, I realize that using this medium to…

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Brand New School Year, Brand New Books!

by L. E. CarmichaelForget January, for me, September is the start of the new year - the year of learning new things! September is also Read a New Book Month, and we at Sci/Why are here to help you with that task. Discover a new favourite with our freshly-updated-for-2018 Science Book List. Here are some hot-off-the-presses choices for you and your favourite junior scientist. Captions link direct to Amazon.Bus to the BadlandsCatsErupt!Do Frogs Drink Hot…

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Researcher in Environmental DNA (eDNA), Aarhus University

Researcher in Environmental DNA (eDNA), Aarhus University, Campus Roskilde, Denmark 1003793The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for a four year researcher position in environmental DNA (eDNA) to strengthen and expand the research capability, and the science-based policy advisory activities at the department. The position is to be filled as soon as possible, subject to negotiation. The Department of Environmental Science The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the…

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It’s not just a ditch

This week, Dispatches from the Field is excited to welcome Dr. Melanie Kingsbury as a guest poster.  Melanie has done fieldwork on lakes in Canada and the UK…but today she tells us about her experience working in an urban development.  For more about Melanie, check out her bio at the end of this post. Over the past 16 years I have had the opportunity to undertake field work in several interesting places. Some of them…

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