Science in Canada is healthy, growing and internationally respected, according to a report released on September 27, 2012 by an expert panel supported by the Council of Canadian Academies. Though the news overall seems to bode well for science in Canada, the story for chemistry is more mixed.
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On August 3, for the first time, the Advocacy task force of the CIC submitted our own brief to the Finance committee of the House of Commons as part of the pre-budget consultation. These documents will be used to guide budget allocations for 2013/2014.
The “stress measurement spot” is a tiny pocket containing liquid crystals, which change colour depending on temperature.
Liquid crystals are molecules that arrange themselves in different patterns, depending on temperature. Each pattern reflects light in a different way, which we perceive as a colour change. They can be made sensitive enough to detect changes as small as 0.1 degrees Celsius.