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Health - Innovation - 14.04.2023
Health Canada grant funds innovative drug-checking technology
Health Canada grant funds innovative drug-checking technology
Chemistry professor teams up with local startup company to pilot technology at safe consumption sites across the country Inside a nondescript black cube no bigger than two shoeboxes, there is sophisticated technology that can analyze the composition of street drugs in under fifteen minutes. The aim is to allow those who use drugs at safe consumption sites to understand what dangerous fillers and other drugs like fentanyl analogues might be in their sample, so they can make informed decisions about their use.

Environment - 14.04.2023
Tastes differ - even among North Atlantic killer whales
Detailed overview of orca diets provides insight into potential impacts on Arctic food webs Killer whales (also known as orcas) are intelligent predators. While it's known that killer whales in the Pacific Northwest exploit widely different food types, even within the same region, we know much less about the feeding habits of those found throughout the North Atlantic.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 13.04.2023
A trick of the hat
April 13, 2023 The story of how a Waterloo computer science professor helped find the elusive einstein tile By Joe Petrik Cheriton School of Computer Science A nearly 60-year-old mathematical problem has finally been solved. The story began last fall when David Smith, a retired print technician from Yorkshire, England, came upon a shape with a tantalizing property.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.04.2023
How different were galaxies in the early universe?
How different were galaxies in the early universe?
An array of 350 radio telescopes in the Karoo desert of South Africa is getting closer to detecting the -cosmic dawn the era after the Big Bang when stars first ignited and galaxies began to bloom. A team of scientists from across North America, Europe, and South Africa has doubled the sensitivity of a radio telescope called the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array ( HERA ).

Chemistry - Materials Science - 12.04.2023
More efficient perovskite solar cell
More efficient perovskite solar cell
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto has created a triple-junction perovskite solar cell with record efficiency by overcoming a key limitation of previous designs. The prototype represents a significant advance in the development of low-cost alternatives to silicon-based solar cells, which are the current industry standard.

Paleontology - Environment - 12.04.2023
SFU professor unearths the ancient fossil plant history of Burnaby Mountain
New research led by SFU paleobotanist Rolf Mathewes provides clues about what plants existed in the Burnaby Mountain area 40 million years ago during the late Eocene, when the climate was much warmer than it is today. The results of their plant fossil analysis were recently published in the International Journal of Plant Sciences.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.04.2023
Detailed map of matter in the cosmos confirms Einstein's theory of general relativity, astronomers say
Detailed map of matter in the cosmos confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity, astronomers say
Researchers from the  Atacama Cosmology Telescope  (ACT) collaboration have submitted a set of papers to the  Astrophysical Journal  featuring a groundbreaking new map of dark matter distributed across a quarter of the entire sky and extending deep into the cosmos. The result confirms Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity - which predicts how massive structures grow and bend light - with a test that spans the 14-billion-year life of the universe.

Campus - Research Management - 11.04.2023
English scholars develop unique resource for asexuality and aromanticism research
English scholars develop unique resource for asexuality and aromanticism research
It is now easier for researchers to study asexuality and aromanticism thanks to a new resource created by two University of Toronto English scholars. Liza Blake , an associate professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at University of Toronto Mississauga, and  Jenna McKellips , a graduate student in English language and literature, have co-created the  Asexuality and Aromanticism Bibliography.

Physics - 11.04.2023
New insight into the enigmatic realm of ’strange metals’
The behaviour of so-called "strange metals" have long puzzled scientists - but a group of researchers at the University of Toronto may be one step closer to understanding these materials. Electrons are discrete, subatomic particles that flow through wires like molecules of water flowing through a pipe.

Environment - Social Sciences - 06.04.2023
Second-hand cannabis smoke: Researchers investigate involuntary THC exposure in homes
University of Toronto researchers are investigating exposure to second-hand - and even third-hand - marijuana smoke in homes, including the THC that can collect on floors and surfaces. The researchers, in Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, have  published a new study  that models how THC - the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis - behaves and transforms once it is released in an indoor environment.

Economics - 06.04.2023
Higher employee performance with charitable donation rewards instead of cash rewards
April 6, 2023 Offering employees rewards that pay it forward can help motivate them to achieve more. By Kaitlin O'Brien School of Accounting and Finance As workplace practices continue to shift, organizations are finding inventive ways to keep their employees motivated and committed to reaching their goals.

Social Sciences - 05.04.2023
Math can help people identify the bonds of friendship
April 5, 2023 Research is the first to test how people predict social connections using only statistical information New research reveals that math can help people identify the bonds of friendship. The work from the University of Waterloo found that people use statistical information to determine bonds between people.

Physics - 05.04.2023
In two places at once
In two places at once
An UdeM study finds that a gravitational field does not seem to know where a particle that has been split in two, quantum mechnically, is, instead taking its average position as the as the only one. Anyone with a high-school diploma knows about Newton's law of universal gravitation: it's that the gravitation force behaves like 1 over the distance squared as you separate from a gravitating mass.

Environment - 05.04.2023
Local stressors intensify effects of unprecedented marine heatwave on corals
Local stressors intensify effects of unprecedented marine heatwave on corals
Marine heatwaves triggered by climate change pose an imminent threat to the world's coral reefs. But most reefs are also exposed to local stressors, ranging from coastal development, pollution and overfishing. Few studies take into account how stressed-out reefs respond to heatwaves until now. A groundbreaking five-year study tracking hundreds of corals through a globally unprecedented heatwave now shows that individual coral species fared much better at sites without local stressors.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.04.2023
Research aids fight against treatment-resistant superbugs
Researchers at Simon Fraser University are studying the genes of superbugs to aid the development of new and effective treatments for drug-resistant bacterial infections. Superbugs are characterized as infection-causing bacteria resistant to treatment with antibiotics. -Antimicrobial resistance occurs when the disease-causing bacteria has ways to overcome the antibiotics that we use in treatment for infections,- says assistant professor Amy Lee, of SFU's Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.04.2023
Discovery of new gene mutation could play a role in breast cancer prevention: Study
Discovery of new gene mutation could play a role in breast cancer prevention: Study
An international team of researchers have discovered a new genetic mutation that could help predict the likelihood of hereditary breast cancer. The discovery,  published in the  American Journal of Human Genetics , sprang not from the latest technology, but from decades-long research relationships that spanned continents.