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Inside the Breakthrough - How Science Comes to Life

How Bad Timing Killed the Electric Car


There was a time that the battle between Electric, Gasoline, and Steam powered cars was a dead heat. So why did gas win? Was it price? Or power? Speed, noise, marketing, or political influence? Or was it just Bad Timing?

Reader’s Digest magazine told us about the invention of the LED 60 years ago. But those tiny lights that make your phone screen so clear didn’t transition immediately into everyday use. They have a long and muddled history.

This story brings together Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Nick Holonyak, and Dan Riskin’s Great Aunt Marney.

These science stories from history shed light on the modern research being done on Type 2 Diabetes. Specifically, we highlight the work of SciMar as they examine the hormone HISS - Hepatic Insulin Sensitizing Substance - and the effect it has on glucose levels in people who are insulin resistant. www.SciMar.ca


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