Tracking Planes Over the Ocean Is About to Get Easier
New flight-tracking tech still won't tell us where a plane like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down, but we will know exactly where it lost power.
When Will Canada Get a Spaceport? When It Has More Things to Launch
That's what Canadian Space Agency president Sylvain Laporte had to say at the annual Canadian Space Summit last week.
If Canada's Internet Is So Great, Why Are So Many People Still Without It?
Canada’s broadband internet experience was ranked third best in the world, but access remains worse than it seems.
Who Needs a Space Elevator Anyway?
It's not that mankind can't build a space elevator, it's that no one's yet come up with a compelling enough pitch to do so.
Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (If Someone Will Just Pay for It)
“This would of course all go a lot faster if we had, you know, money.”
When Canada Learned It Had Spies
The government had constantly denied that Canada was involved in spying or espionage—until an enterprising young Englishman named William Macadam came along.
A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays
And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Why Paleontologists Get Riled Up Over This 'Heretical' Pterosaur Concept Art
The forms David Peters draws are often wildly at odds with our traditional understanding of pterosaur physiology.
This Dying Star Is One of the Most Massive White Dwarfs Ever Discovered
And as far as scientists know, there's only one star like it in the Andromeda Galaxy.
A Bionic Limb You Can Control With Your Unconscious Mind Is Here
Ossur's "mind controlled" prosthetic converts unconscious reflexes into limb-like movements.
The Halifax Consciousness Scanner Wants to Change How We Care For the Brain
A lightweight EEG scanner measures brain activity while the patient is subjected to various neurological pokes and prods.
Your Fingerprint Is All Someone Needs to Know You Used Cocaine
When the body breaks down cocaine, it produces benzoylecgonine and methylecgonine which are detectable in blood, urine—and even the sweat.