Invention of the electric bulb: Let there be light!

In comic strips, characters' bright ideas are often symbolized by a light bulb, and for good reason! Can you think of many inventions that have revolutionized the processes of building design, business creation, and have facilitated advancements in the field of energy? From illumination comes invention! For 150 years, the electric light bulb has illuminated our lives. Discover this incredible story with CEP!

Unravelling Forensic Investigation

Gathering information, facts, and documents is a crucial part of any forensic investigation. In fact, only by gathering all the data can the expert obtain a clear picture of all possible causes to explain a failure. Then they can use fault tree analysis and technical knowledge to identify the root cause(s) of an incident and produce a report to explain it all.

March: Celebrating women and their scientific brilliance!

In Canada, March marks National Engineering Month! It’s a time to celebrate the remarkable contributions of the engineering community and spark the interest of future engineers and scientists! But March is also dedicated to honoring women, many of whom have made significant strides in science. So let's seize this opportunity to honor all those who have played a pivotal role in shaping our modern world.

Commonalities between forensic engineering and the refrigerator? Preservation... of food or evidence!

While refrigerating food is a safe daily practice today, it wasn't always the case! Traditional methods of preservation such as dehydration, cooking, adding food additives, or canning have limitations, leading many researchers in the 19th century to explore new technology. James Harrison, a journalist, printer, politician, and even an inventor (he must have been bored!), was ultimately the first to obtain a patent for his refrigeration system in 1855.

A methodical dive into vehicle fire investigations

Vehicle fires can be triggered by a host of different sources, making it a real challenge to determine the cause. Critical questions arise in the investigative process: Did the vehicle have any known mechanical issues? Are there recalls associated with its make and model? Could environmental factors, like wind patterns, explain the uneven distribution of damage? This video delves into the meticulous process that investigators need to follow to shed light on the reasons behind a vehicle catching fire.


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