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David R. Hedgley Jr. holds up two images demonstrating the hidden line problem.

David R. Hedgley, Jr.

From an architect’s building design to your favourite video game, computer-generated 3D graphics are seamlessly integrated into our daily lives. One notably significant figure in this field is mathematician and computer scientist David R. Hedgley, Jr, who came up with an algorithm to solve the “hidden-line problem” of computer graphics.

A night scene of a house with an "anti-solar" panel on its roof that is pulsing red. A shooting star passes over the house.

The ‘Anti-Solar’ Cell that Never Sleeps

As the world’s reliance on fossil fuels continues to threaten our climate, making renewable energy sources accessible is more important than ever.

A person vaping and exhaling a puff of vapour or smoke. The text reads "The Hazy Science of Vaping".

The Hazy Science of Vaping

Through social media, TV, and online quizzes; almost everyone has heard about people being “left-brained” or “right-brained”. But how much truth is there to this idea of a dominant brain hemisphere?

Blueprints of different robot designs. In the background, blueprints of hard, rigid robot designs are crossed out in red marker. The blueprint in the foreground shows an inchworm-like design.

Inching Towards Soft Robotics

Beloved characters like Pixar’s Wall-E and Star Wars’ R2-D2 are portrayed as bulky, rigid robots that can easily interact with humans. However, in the real world, such robots are rarely safe and effective enough to be used around humans and delicate objects. This is where soft robotics comes in!