UCalgary study advances the frontiers of quantum batteries

Physics - Jul 19
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Physics prof's groundbreaking research shows significant progress in addressing miniaturization issues When we think about charging a battery, we typically imagine that the charge flows one way. For example, when we plug our smartphones in at night, we think of the charge as flowing from the outlet into the phone's battery.

Environment - Jul 17

Researchers predict fewer, pricier strawberries as temperatures warm

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Study examined effect of rising temperatures on California's crop  Strawberries could be fewer and more expensive because of higher temperatures cause

Health - Jul 15

Is your work chair hurting your back?

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Those trying to alleviate back pain after long hours of sitting at work may resort to painkillers, massage, acupuncture or heat therapy - but the solu

Combining Indigenous knowledge and deep learning to support safer on-ice travel

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Warming temperatures mean shorter ice seasons for Inuit in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut. Of equal concern is the growing unpredictability of the ice packs used to travel and hunt.

Health - Jul 15

Study sheds light on origins of schizophrenia in the brain, offering hope for targeted treatments and better diagnosis

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details. La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit.

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Physics - 19.07.2024
UCalgary study advances the frontiers of quantum batteries
UCalgary study advances the frontiers of quantum batteries
Physics prof's groundbreaking research shows significant progress in addressing miniaturization issues When we think about charging a battery, we typically imagine that the charge flows one way. For example, when we plug our smartphones in at night, we think of the charge as flowing from the outlet into the phone's battery.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.07.2024
Researchers predict fewer, pricier strawberries as temperatures warm
Researchers predict fewer, pricier strawberries as temperatures warm
Study examined effect of rising temperatures on California's crop  Strawberries could be fewer and more expensive because of higher temperatures caused by climate change, according to research from the University of Waterloo. Using a new method of analysis, the researchers found that a rise in temperature of 3 degrees Fahrenheit could reduce strawberry yields by up to 40 per cent.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 17.07.2024
Combining Indigenous knowledge and deep learning to support safer on-ice travel
Combining Indigenous knowledge and deep learning to support safer on-ice travel
Warming temperatures mean shorter ice seasons for Inuit in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut. Of equal concern is the growing unpredictability of the ice packs used to travel and hunt. Small polynyas, where ocean currents, wind or other processes prevent ice from forming, can be very dangerous and must be spotted before travelling.

Health - 15.07.2024
Is your work chair hurting your back?
Is your work chair hurting your back?
Those trying to alleviate back pain after long hours of sitting at work may resort to painkillers, massage, acupuncture or heat therapy - but the solution may be as simple as switching out your office chair. Lower back pain during office work is often attributed to a lack of movement, with experts advising to take regular breaks from sitting as a temporary form of relief.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.07.2024
Study sheds light on origins of schizophrenia in the brain, offering hope for targeted treatments and better diagnosis
Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details. La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Health - Sport - 15.07.2024
UCalgary researchers tackle rodeo participant safety in groundbreaking study on brain mechanisms pre- and post-event
UCalgary researchers tackle rodeo participant safety in groundbreaking study on brain mechanisms pre- and post-event
UCalgary researchers tackle rodeo participant safety in groundbreaking study on brain mechanisms preand post-event Most people head to the rodeo for the thrill of watching the fearless athletes compete, but this year University of Calgary master's student Raelyn Javra is rodeo-bound in pursuit of science and improving athlete safety.

Health - 10.07.2024
Loneliness increases risk of age-related memory loss
Loneliness increases risk of age-related memory loss
About a third of Canadians feel lonely, and a study from the University of Waterloo shows it has a greater negative impact on memory than even social isolation, though both present a significant risk to the aging population. Loneliness is a subjective emotion that people might feel even while engaging in social activities.

Health - Campus - 10.07.2024
Systemic sclerosis is on the rise in Quebec, especially in children
McGill Alert . The downtown campus will partially reopen on Thursday, July 11. https://www.mcgill.ca/campussafety/emergency-management/updates Alerte de McGill . Le campus du centre-ville rouvrira partiellement le jeudi 11 juillet.

Environment - Veterinary - 10.07.2024
Vet med researchers continue important work with Stampede on animal safety
Vet med researchers continue important work with Stampede on animal safety
News media tour W.A. Ranches before 'largest outdoor rodeo' to learn more about ongoing research projects A long-standing collaboration between the Calgary Stampede and UCalgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) aims to improve animal welfare and inform policies that create a safer environment for both animals and people at the well-known outdoor rodeo.

Health - Electroengineering - 09.07.2024
AI-powered antenna revolutionizes bone fracture diagnosis
AI-powered antenna revolutionizes bone fracture diagnosis
A University of Waterloo engineer has paired inexpensive wireless communication antennas with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve how doctors can detect bone fractures. Determining bone fractures using traditional diagnostic methods such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) takes time - such equipment is not readily available in ambulances or primary care facilities and, with health care services in high demand, many people have to wait for an x-ray or scan once they arrive at the hospital.

Health - Campus - 08.07.2024
Eating disorders among adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic
A new study confirms the need to consider the indirect effects of health measure to promote the health and wellness of youth. A new study led by Nadia Roumeliotis , clinician-researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal, shows that the public health measures imposed in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic were directly related to the hospitalization rate for adolescents aged 12 to 17 for eating disorders.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 08.07.2024
Found with Webb: a potentially habitable world
Found with Webb: a potentially habitable world
A team of astronomers from UdeM has made an exciting discovery about the temperate exoplanet LHS 1140 b: it could be a promising "super-Earth" covered in ice or water. When the exoplanet LHS 1140 b was first discovered, astronomers speculated that it might be a mini-Neptune: an essentially gaseous planet, but very small in size compared to Neptune.

Pharmacology - Health - 08.07.2024
A treatment for anorexia nervosa?
McGill-led research team may have discovered neurological mechanism underlying common eating disorder A McGill University-led research team working in collaboration with a French team (CNRS, INSERM and Sorbonne university) believes it has identified both the neurological mechanism underlying anorexia nervosa as well as a possible cure.

Innovation - Computer Science - 05.07.2024
Less highlighting may mean more learning
Less highlighting may mean more learning
If you scroll through the average student's digital textbook or reading, you will probably see multi-coloured streaks scattered everywhere. However, new research reveals that excessive highlighting may do more harm than good. Researchers at Waterloo excel at creating new technologies, investigating human-technology interactions, and exploring how to mitigate harm.

Environment - Innovation - 04.07.2024
Cutting-edge technology detects nanoplastics in water - instantly
A McGill-led research team has developed the first real-time, on-site technology capable of detecting and deciphering nanoplastics from all'other particles in water, a capacity akin to being able to find a needle in a haystack within milliseconds. Microplastic pieces are between 1 micrometre and 5 millimetres, roughly equivalent to a grain of rice.

Chemistry - 03.07.2024
Goodbye, counterfeit: Western team develops material to quash forgery
Counterfeiters are getting increasingly more sophisticated in forging everything from diplomas and currency to medications and artwork. While protective measures such as luminescent markings - which glow under ultraviolet light - have been around for a while, forgers have figured out how to exploit the weaknesses in these techniques.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.07.2024
Treasures beneath the ocean floor? Seawater plays role in gold formation
Understanding how gold forms is crucial for knowing where to find it and how to extract it sustainably. McGill researchers have answered a long-standing question in geology that could lead to new ore discoveries. Researchers traveled to the remote Brucejack gold deposit in northwestern British Columbia to study and collect ancient ore-bearing rocks.

Psychology - Innovation - 02.07.2024
Is AI conscious? Most people say yes
Two-thirds of people surveyed think that artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT have some degree of consciousness and can have subjective experiences such as feelings and memories, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. Large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT often display a conversational style when outputting content.

Career - Psychology - 02.07.2024
Ivey research explores role of allies in shaping inclusive workplaces
Ivey research explores role of allies in shaping inclusive workplaces
In Canada, the concept of allyship has emerged as a pivotal strategy for firms striving to meet their equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) goals. In a new study , Not all'allies are created equal: An intersectional examination of relational allyship for women of color at work,   Barnini Bhattacharyya , a professor at Ivey Business School, investigated the power dynamics of allyship as it relates to women of colour in the workplace.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.07.2024
How climate change is affecting where species live
As the climate warms, many species are on the move, raising new challenges for policy-makers around the world. Shifts in the ranges of mosquitoes and disease-bearing ticks and bats are introducing illnesses such as malaria and Lyme disease into regions where health-care systems are unprepared. Movements of commercially important fish from one jurisdiction to another are shifting job opportunities and causing trade disputes.
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