A Reliable Low-Tech Word Processor

Although I frequently talk about the latest high tech developments, I sometimes write Science Shorts using a very reliable low-tech word processor called a pencil! Far from being made obsolete by the computer, as many as three billion pencils are produced in North America every year. Each is capable of processing around fifty thousand words.…

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Who is Ron Hughes?

Ron Hughes is the Executive Director of FBH International.  He developed his interest in technology and mass communications during his high school years in Peterborough, Ontario.  He received a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University where he graduated as the program’s “outstanding graduate.”  He gained experience working in…

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Wacky Ideas In Science

Occasionally, a highly respected scientist will propose a wacky idea.  I remember in the late 1970s, Sir Fred Hoyle, a famous British astrophysicist, proposed the idea that many diseases were not passed by commonly understood ways, but arrived on Earth from space. Hoyle claimed that the viruses and bacteria responsible for infectious diseases were really…

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