Layering It on Thin

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You wash your hair with it, You top off your sandwiches with it, You chase away headaches with it, You hydrate yourself with it. No, we aren’t talking about some shampoo-ketchup-tylenol-water hybrid (that’d just be weird), but actually about what these products come in: Plastic bottles! The plastic bottle and …

An Electromagnetic Kind of Love

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Everyone – and we do mean EVERYONE – loves a good love story. Admit it! You’ve shed your fair share of “I just have something in my eye” tears watching the heart-wrenching drama unfold in classic romance films. You know the ones… They meet – the attraction instantaneous. They fall …

No Strings Attached

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Understanding the Landscape of Wireless Communications Whether we’re downloading movies, uploading photos or shooting our friends a text filled with one-too-many emojis, we’re using wireless communication to make it possible. Each day we rely on this technology to makes our lives easier and keep us connected. But just how does it …

The High-Fashion Side of Terahertz

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It happens to the best of us. We see that shiny new purse or stylish pair of running shoes and we think “I have GOT to have that!” Your eyes go to the label – its your favourite designer! You slowly turn the price-tag over…*cringe* BUT its worth it. After …

2015: A Year Worthy of Nostalgia

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As we approach the new year, the words “out with the old, in with the new” seem to ring through the air. But what if we kind of like the old? A year with a lot of great moments, the end of 2015 has all of us at TeTechS feeling …

Terahertz for Christmas

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When you begin dreaming up your Christmas list, where do you start? Is it flipping through the pages of the Sears Wish Book and circling EVERYTHING (just in case)? Or are you more relaxed, casually dropping hints to your family and friends as you “happen” to pass by that store …

Seeing It Through Until The Last Drop

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Picture this: Its Monday…7am…and you are hopping in the shower to get ready for yet another work week. As you slowly wake up under the steady stream of water you start humming (okay BELTING) the words to your favourite tune. You pick-up your shampoo bottle – it feels lighter than …

We’re Ready for Our Close Up!

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They say the camera adds 10 pounds… But we have to admit, we look pretty good on a TV screen! On Monday, November 9th, we celebrated our very first television debut as we watched our terahertz spectrometer on the Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made. We were fortunate enough to be surrounded …

Tricks, Treats and…Razor Blades??

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Halloween is a time for costumes, candy and trick-or-treaters anxiously knocking on doors. It is a time for ghost stories, scary movies and that too-much-sugar bellyache that is a sure sign of a successful night. AND according to newspapers in the ’70s, Halloween is also a time for razor blades …

The Pink Ribbons of Fall

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Terahertz October offers a cornucopia of seasonal colours: the fiery shades of leaves changing, the soft orange of pumpkin patches and of course, the lively pink of a small ribbon. This pink stands out from the yellows, oranges and reds associated with fall and instead, acts …