Canada 150: A Way With Words

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Words have a funny way of evoking emotions, catalyzing inspiration, initiating peace, and in some cases, shaping entire countries. Whether you associate Canada with words like “I’m sorry”, “eh”, toque or hockey, it is the words that paint our country as a united mosaic of people, cultures and beliefs that …

Tips & Tricks: Setting Up a THz-TDS Setup in Half a Day

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Until recent years, the real-world applications for terahertz technology have largely been unknown but today, terahertz technology is an ever-evolving and penetrating force that is making its mark across research labs and industries alike. The Problem Research surrounding terahertz waves and their various real-world applications are increasing; however, working with …

Terahertz & Plastics: A Perfect Pair

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There are some pairings in life that just make sense…like…peanut butter and jelly, orrrr macaroni and cheese (Mmm is anyone else getting hungry?). And although we can’t easily whip up them up in the kitchen, terahertz waves and plastics are another perfect pairing that at the end of the day, …

Employee Spotlight: Ayesheshim K. Ayesheshim

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Who is your biggest inspiration? A Hollywood celebrity? An Olympic athlete? How about the CEO of a successful tech company? No matter who it is, the individual(s) who inspire us play an essential role in our lives and help shape our present and future selves into the types of people …

Clean & Green: Earth Day 2017

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Although we do our best every day to make choices that keep our planet and its precious resources in tip top shape, one day in particular gives us cause to treat Mother Earth a little extra special. April 22nd has been recognized as Earth Day since it was first celebrated …

Putting Tubes to the Test with Terahertz

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To ensure a long and happy life, we try to be  fairly careful about what we put inside our bodies. From eating our fruits and veggies, to getting our 8+ glasses of water a day and trying to kick that chocolate/chip/deep-fried food habit (hey, we aren’t perfect!), we know that …

Employee Spotlight: Larysa Shchukina

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When asked the question: “what is your biggest accomplishment in life?”, what comes to mind? Most people list off things like their education, a first-place trophy in [insert sport name here], that employee of the month plaque hanging in the lunch room, or maybe even all of the above – …

The Skinny on Thin Wall Packaging

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Day in and day out, we don’t give much thought to the things that pass through our hands. We reach for a coffee pod to start brewing our morning pick-me-up, grab a yogurt cup for a daytime snack and wrap everything up with an after-dinner scoop (or three) of ice …

The Cost of Destruction

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“The cost of destruction” might sound a little scary, but the fact is when it comes to quality control practices, the cost of destructive testing is just that. To provide consumers with top quality goods, extensive testing is conducted at the manufacturing stage to ensure consistency and durability. Whether this …