Here are the three articles currently trending at Cantech Letter…
1. Here’s why the EpiPen pricing scandal hasn’t affected Canada
Families and members of the health sector in the United States are currently in uproar over the exploding cost of the EpiPen, which has gone up from (U.S.) $93 in 2007 to today’s reported $608 for a two-pack of the familiar auto-injector device. The news comes at a time when the prevalence of food allergies around the world is on the rise.
2. Toronto’s Air Canada Centre sells out for video game competition
There was a time when some thought people would never show up to watch other people play video games. ESPN President John Skipper was famously dismissive of the idea of gaming as a spectator sport, which is often called “eSports”.
3. U of T scientists discover new method for creating energy from CO2
In what researchers are calling a “simple and elegant” solution to the problem of what to do with all that carbon dioxide, scientists at the University of Toronto have discovered a conversion process for creating energy from CO2 using two very abundant and very cheap materials -sand and sunlight.