Christopher Dawson's Archive

Watching the Creation of Memories from Inside the Brain

We all know the brain is the centre of human consciousness.  The brain also controls all of our subconscious thoughts, as well as it acts as the processor for all of the body’s functions.  Memories, too, also are formed and recorded in the brain.  For years scientists have been mystified about how the brain is […]...Read More

Planes, Trains and …… Spacecraft?

At one time only a select few people had the privilege of going into space.  It required extensive training and you had to be either an astronaut or a cosmonaut.  In the years following that, the Russian Government sought to capture more revenue and allowed private people to fund their own way into space using […]...Read More

Colour-blind artist uses an implant to hear colour

A 31 year old artist named Neil Harbisson was born colour blind.  He was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition limiting his vision to only black and white.  Ten years ago, however, Harbisson began wearing an external electronic eye that would receive colour frequencies through a camera and then transform each unique frequency into sound […]...Read More

Robotic legs of paralyzed teen will kick-off this year’s world cup of soccer

Advances in medicine that once seemed to be the stuff of science fiction are slowly turning into reality.  While some scientists are doing break through work with actually re-growing human tissue, scientists on the other side of the table are trying to create robotic parts that can do the same thing.  No doubt, some major […]...Read More

Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap

A young entrepreneur named Ludwick Marishane has invented the world’s first waterless bath.  It’s called DryBath and apparently it is a fairly cheap alternative.  For many people in the world who have limited access to clean water for bathing, let alone for drinking purposes, DryBath could have widespread application that improves the health of millions. […]...Read More

Ontario Court says an ATV is an Automobile

The Ontario Superior Court has recently released a decision that is instructive on the “what is an automobile” analysis.  On April 24, 2013 the Court found in favour of the plaintiff who, in this case, was a farmer driving his ATV on a gravel road just outside his farm property when he was struck from […]...Read More

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month In Ontario

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ontario.  According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, it is estimated that thousands of Canadians suffer a traumatic brain injury each year – the majority being young adults.  Statistics indicate that the incidence of brain injury is two times greater in men.  There is no question that […]...Read More

The Importance of Having Sufficient Insurance Coverage

Question: “I drive a truck and a close friend of mine will borrow my truck sometimes for errands, and then I just use his car. We have different vehicle insurance policies. If I was to get in an accident with his vehicle, could I access my insurance policy if his policy isn’t enough?” The short […]...Read More

Legal Representation that Works for You!

Question: “I have been in a car accident and I have a lawyer representing me; however, I feel like my lawyer is not representing me appropriately.  What do I do if I want to change lawyers?”   It is important for clients to know that they have the right, at any time, to change their […]...Read More

Holiday Parties – What hosts need to know

Hosting a holiday party is a great way to enjoy the festive season and catch up with family and friends. However, if alcohol is being served or consumed at your holiday party, it is even more important for you to be aware of your potential liability as a social host. Before planning your holiday event […]...Read More

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