Category Archives: Sci/Tech

BlackBerry’s U.S. debut less than inspiring Business, Sci/Tech

By Amber Daugherty The future of Canada’s BlackBerry looks uncertain right now, tech experts are saying, despite months of anticipation for the launch of its newest devices – the Z10 and the Q10. “[The Z10] is as good as its competitors, but does nothing to blow them away,” Andy Walker, a technology journalist, told Humber

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Facebook “likes” may reveal user’s personal traits Life, Sci/Tech

[youtube id=”IU8b7RIFTMc” width=”620″ height=”360″] By clicking “like” on Facebook, you may disclose personal information about yourself without realizing it. A study published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that Facebook “likes” can reveal users private information such as gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and political views. On Camera: Sharon Tindyebwa Behind

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Rare cosmic sighting available during twilight News, Sci/Tech, Uncategorized

By Kaite Boivin Get your wishes and binoculars ready; the comet Pan-STARRS will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere starting Tuesday. Until March 18, the comet will be visible to the naked eye looking west, but only for a quick 15 minutes during twilight. “This comet has a relatively small window,” Rachel Stevenson, a NASA

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Technology needs to include more women, experts say Business, Sci/Tech

By Amber Daugherty Sheryl Sandberg is one of the women creating a storm in the technology world. Sandberg’s book came out today, which details how women can succeed in their careers. But the chief operating officer of Facebook has been blamed for unrealistic views for the average woman, who, unlike Sandberg, is not worth an

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Meteor explodes over Russia, almost 1,000 injured News, Sci/Tech

[youtube id=”iCawTYPtehk” width=”620″ height=”360″] By Brandon Humber The explosion of a meteor over Chelyabinsk, Russia has left nearly 1,000 people injured. Early estimates of the meteor’s original size have it weighing around 10 tonnes. The explosion sent meteorite’s hurdling to the ground and reportedly released several kilotons of energy, shattering thousands of windows in the

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NASA says asteroid will have close call with Earth Sci/Tech, Uncategorized

By Kaite Boivin An asteroid the size of a football field will closely pass by Earth this Friday, missing us by just 15 minutes. The asteroid will not collide with Earth, but researchers say it’s a close call. The asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass so closely it’ll be within the ring of weather and communications

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