"I distinctly remember my first thought a few hours after arriving in Germany: everything is on schedule. The trains and buses arrived exactly on time and left precisely thirty seconds later. Everyone was dressed in business attire, had no time to waste, and were set on getting to work..."
The Tetranychus urticae spider mite is less than half a millimetre long, yet it causes significant damage to food crops and ornamental plants. From home gardens to large-scale agricultural production, and even inside greenhouses, fighting it is an uphill battle.
Metal powder is being transformed into auto parts using laser technology at the National Research Council’s London office, its new director says.
David Muir, who came from a business management position at 3M Canada, said he’s working with manufacturers in the city and region to improve how auto parts are made.
The Weather Network - First verified meteorite death ever? No, and here's why not - According to news reports from India, a man in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was thought to be the first death by meteorite strike in recorded history. Do the details really add up, though? No. Here's why not.
Global News - Chances man killed as a result of meteorite unlikely: astronomer - Indian authorities are claiming that a man died as the result of a blast caused by a meteorite, but for one scientist, it seems rather unlikely.
Western Media Release - Six prestigious Canada Research Chairs named at Western - Markus Müller, who comes to Western from Germany, applies mathematical tools to study the interplay of energy, probability and information in quantum physics and thermodynamics.
Buzzfeed - How Likely Are You To Be Struck By A Meteorite, Really? - A man in India was apparently killed when a possible meteorite fell directly on him. What are the chances that this could happen to you?
Western Media Release - Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes - A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources – with fertilizers having, by far, the most impact.
Toronto Sun - Warm weather leads to spike in urban wildlife calls - There will be winners and losers in the insect world when it comes to this year’s abnormally-mild winter.
Maclean's - The university professors who are at the heads of the 2015 class - This year they will gather at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference at Western University in June.