Ideas

New ideas and innovation

FRESH THINKING

Your Laptop Needs Rare Metals. These Students Have a Way to Get Them

A novel — and green — method can help meet growing demand for personal tech.

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FRESH THINKING

The Science Behind Your New Kicks

The first rule of running shoe innovation is that you don't talk about running-shoe innovation

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FRESH THINKING

When Netflix needed a new language for a cult of witches in Archive 81, they called John Scott

Instructor's made-for-TV language is completely plausible

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Mutual Attraction: W. A. Ranches Investigates How Bats and Cattle Can Help Each Other

One is constantly shooing away insects; the other is hunting them down

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FRESH THINKING

UCalgary’s Quantum Leap

A universe-defining science is making a big name for itself in Calgary

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BOOKSHELF

New Books from UCalgary’s Writerly Friends and Faculty 

An accessible yet nuanced exploration of assisted suicide, an intimate, poetic interrogation of restrictive masculinity, and a look at how we might have approached 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic differently have been added to the bookshelf.

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Something Blue

A UCalgary startup has found a way to create a tantalizing colour not found in nature, naturally

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BOOKSHELF

Spring Summer 2021

Compelling recent reads from writerly faculty and grads on everything from how to get a good night’s sleep to a history of cyber-intelligence

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