July 27th, 2010
Today on BT we learned about backyard bugs, did some trust exercises and much more!
Kirsten-Ellen Fleming was on location at Bowview Pool where she met some kids taking swimming lessons and learning CPR.
RUNNING FOR OFFICE
We have a civic election coming up this fall. Is running for office right for you? We'll find out what it's like to be an Alderman. Rookie Alderman John Mar joined us to talk about his first term in office.
More Info: www.calgary.ca (information for candidates)
To become a deputy returning officer call 403-476-4100
Dr. Robert Longair from the Biological Sciences department of the U of C stopped by to talk about butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, dragonflies and all the other bugs in our backyard.
More Info: www.bio.ucalgary.ca
THE BACHELORETTE RECAP
Monday night was the second last episode of the Bachelorette. All the guys came back to tell all the dirty little secrets on set. Jill and Ross gave us a recap of the episode including a side by side comparison of Jonathan the weatherman and Ross, our weatherman for today.
YOUR KITCHEN IN 2050
Remember when you were a kid, dreaming of all the cool gadgets you would have when you were older? Electrolux held a competition "Think Ahead" to design appliances for the future. They ended up with:
Elements modular kitchen: stove, light, air conditioner connected all together.
Clean Closet: the closet slides out of the wall. You hang clothes in there to use a molecular cleaning process (it cleans without water) and they hang until you're ready to wear them again.
Bio-Robot Refrigerator: a gel fridge - a colony of gel based robots. It cools by absorbing heat energy and radiating it in a different range of wavelengths.
The Snail: for cooking on the go. The Snail is a compact and versatile cooking device that can be attached directly on to a pan, a pot, a mug, etc. to heat the content through magnetic induction process.
Rsstroom reader - This is available right now, but sadly, only in Taiwan. This crazy machine hooks up to your computer wirelessly, and prints random rss posts right to your toilet paper, to read before you use it. The best part of it is, it integrates "biometrically" with your toilet bowl. When you sit, It'll weigh you, and according to the result, deliver your customized feed.
Youth faced with more responsibilities can use blindfold exercises to open their eyes to healthy habits for their futures. We learned more about the leadership programs and trust exercises.
More Info: www.ymcacalgary.org
Desiree Arsenault of the Calgary Humane Society showed off with some of the pets available for adoption.
More Info: www.calgaryhumane.ca
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