A mentor and a student report from the 2009 Robotic Championships in Atlanta where they are competing. Also, A woman from Sydney, Cape Breton has an idea that she thinks could be a huge boost to the island’s tourism industry and she’s pitching it on Dragon’s Den.
The Antikythera Mechanism was discovered a hundred years ago in the wreckage of a 2000-year-old ship. For much of the last century, researchers, like Dr. Daryn Lehoux in the Classics Department at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, have been trying to figure out what this complex mechanical device can do. Dr. Lehoux spoke with host Bob MacDonald on Quirks and Quarks.
Reporter Barbara Roberts was at the Boyce Farmers’ Market in Fredericton, New Brunswick last Thursday, reporting from the local events marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Here’s Barb in conversation with Jessie Sagawa of the New Brunswick African Association. Jessie talks about some of the problems she encountered when she came to Canada from Malawi. Some of the language you’ll hear is explicit.
Forty-two years ago, when a firefighter from Ottawa named Leopold Roy turned up dead, it was easy to cast suspicion on Romeo Phillion. He was a troubled man, and something of a drifter. When he admitted to the murder - a confession he would later recant - that pretty much sealed the deal but last Thursday, after serving thirty-one years in prison and five years on parole, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned his conviction.