Earth Science

What Is TPMS & How Does Tire Pressure Work?

Imagine driving on a serene road with the wind brushing against your car. Your favorite tunes are playing, and suddenly, you feel an odd drag or tug—alert pings on your dashboard. The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light is on! But how does tire pressure work, and why must your car have a dedicated system to monitor it?
Since vehicles have been rolling on rubber, tire pressure has been pivotal to having a smooth and safe journey. In the early days of automotive invention, the significance of tire pressure wasn’t …

CBD Molecular Structure 101

Understanding the science behind CBD would better inform you of its potential health benefits. But before we dive into the details, let’s start with the basics. CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant.
Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it won’t make you feel “high” or intoxicated. Although CBD and THC share a similar molecular structure, their atoms are arranged differently. And this subtle difference is why they have very different effects. We have much to cover but don’t worry; we&#…

5 Vaping Facts You Must Know

Vaping has become popular in recent years. Even smokers transition to vaping since they assume it is more advantageous than smoking cigarettes.
The habit may appear better than smoking based on the numerous claims, but it seems there are many misconceptions out there. If you plan to take up the habit of vaping, here are 5 facts you need to know first.
1. Better than smoking cigarettes
The reason why vaping may be less harmful than smoking is because of the method of consumption. In vaping, the device or e-cigarette heats up the vaping liquid, which contains flavourings, traces …

Community Science in Battling Spruce Budworm in Canada

Ecologist Joanie Simard is a senior research scientist with the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife, Quebec. 
This article is based on her presentation of the spruce budworm at the Community Science: Participative Research for Conservation, a conference organized by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada, in May 2001.
The spruce budworm is a native insect that is the most crucial defoliator of coniferous forests. It has been present in eastern Canada for …

Connection Forest Science and Artificial Intelligence

Dealing with the felling of trees, F.M. Anim Hossain and his colleagues worked on cutting timber and other forest products and raising trees and their management. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the primary timber resource was in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. 
The Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, works hard to ensure a healthy and productive forest sector, in order to enhance the competitiveness in the forest products market.
The …

The Connection Between Science and Lumber Products in Canada

Relationship between climate change and lumber products
There is a close relationship between climate change and lumber products. As temperatures rise and weather patterns become more extreme, the lumber industry will be increasingly challenged to produce the same quality and quantity of products. 
Higher temperatures and decreased rainfall will cause trees to grow more slowly, meaning that lumber companies will need to use more expensive and time-consuming production methods. In addition, extreme weather conditions can also damage trees, leading…