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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Survey says: Cartoons! Parents like them as much as kids

The stereotyped parent who seats the kids in front of the TV to keep them quiet for a couple of hours while mommy or daddy does something more grown up, might not be as prevalent as we thought. In fact, a new survey says most parents enjoy watching cartoons on television with their kids, and they see it as a positive, bonding, memory-building activity. This according to a survey by a television cartoon channel. Teletoon Retro, which broadcasts dozens of old cartoon classics like Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny and the Flintstones Teletoon Retro asked over a thousand Canadian parents about their cartoon viewing, and the broadcaster says there’s much ... Read More »

Say goodbye to the penny February 4

After this weekend, the Canadian penny will pass into history, sort of. As of Monday, February 4, pennies will no longer be distributed by the Royal Canadian Mint, though the penny remains legal tender and you can still use it. The government announced the phase-out last year, but it seems the message did not get through: Home Depot did a poll and found that 88 per cent of Canadians did not know that the penny would disappear from circulation on this date. The government rationalized the move by saying the cost of producing pennies is greater than their face value justifies. They are inconvenient for consumers, who tend to leave ... Read More »

U of T grads invent “world’s most energy-efficient light bulb”

Inventors of the NanoLight boldly claim their bulb takes LED light technology “to a whole new level.” // It’s always bold to claim a world’s best/first/only (insert any superlative). If your claim is true, you’ve got it made, marketing-wise, assuming there is a market for your product. So the team of University of Toronto engineering and science grads who claim to have invented the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb can probably look forward to a bright future, pardon the pun. The three, Gimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger, and Christian Yan, have created NanoLight, and they say they have made a key breakthrough in LED technology to do it, taking energy-efficient lighting “to ... Read More »

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