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Environment - Computer Science - 10.02.2022
New technique will improve the construction of ice roads and bridges
New technique will improve the construction of ice roads and bridges
Sustainability of ice roads at risk due to climate change By A new study found that measuring the time it takes for a radar pulse to travel from a satellite to the sea surface and back again can reveal the thickness of river ice and dates when it is safe to travel on ice roads and bridges in arctic regions.

Computer Science - Physics - 10.01.2022
The next big computing revolution
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. Researcher Christine Muschik thinks outside the box with quantum computing innovations  Computing revolutions of the past few decades have already taken us from floppy discs to an era of almost instantaneous communication in an internet-connected world.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 06.01.2022
Taking a step towards self-walking robotic exoskeletons
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. Trailblazing research is transforming the field of rehabilitation medicine by developing robotic exoskeleton legs capable of autonomous control and decision making  Brokoslaw Laschowski is using his interdisciplinary education - spanning four academic degrees - as a toolkit to integrate robotics technology with rehabilitation medicine.

Computer Science - Campus - 05.01.2022
System recognizes hand gestures to expand computer input on a keyboard
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. New program recognizes users' hands beside or near the keyboard and prompts operations based on different hand positions Researchers are developing a new technology that uses hand gestures to carry out commands on computers. The prototype, called "Typealike," works through a regular laptop webcam with a simple affixed mirror.

Physics - Computer Science - 11.11.2021
Canadian researchers achieve first quantum simulation of baryons
Researchers take step towards more complex quantum simulations  A team of researchers led by an Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) faculty member performed the first-ever simulation of baryons-fundamental quantum particles-on a quantum computer. With their results, the team has taken a step towards more complex quantum simulations that will allow scientists to study neutron stars, learn more about the earliest moments of the universe, and realize the revolutionary potential of quantum computers.

Computer Science - 09.11.2021
New AI brings the power of natural language processing to African languages
New AI model enables computers to analyze text in African languages for many useful tasks Researchers have developed an AI model to help computers work more efficiently with a wider variety of languages. African languages have received little attention from computer scientists, so few natural language processing capabilities have been available to large swaths of the continent.

Physics - Computer Science - 03.11.2021
Revolutionary identity verification technique offers robust solution to hacking
A team of computer scientists, including Claude Crépeau of McGill University and physicist colleagues from the University of Geneva, have developed an extremely secure identity verification method based on the fundamental principle that information cannot travel faster than the speed of light. The breakthrough has the potential to greatly improve the security of financial transactions and other applications requiring proof of identity online.

Health - Computer Science - 28.10.2021
Computer scientists developed method for identifying disease biomarkers with high accuracy
Scientists and medical practitioners now have a greater chance of discovering possible diseases through tissue sample analysis Researchers are developing a deep learning network capable of detecting disease biomarkers with a much higher degree of accuracy. Experts at the University of Waterloo's Cheriton School of Computer Science have created a deep neural network that achieves 98 per cent detection of peptide features in a dataset.

Health - Computer Science - 16.09.2021
Groundbreakers: U of T’s Data Sciences Institute to help researchers find answers to their biggest questions
Researchers working with the multi-university CHIME radio telescope in B.C. are collaborating with experts at U of T's Data Sciences Institute to solve computational and processing problems (photo courtesy of the Chime Collaboration) When University of Toronto astronomer Bryan Gaensler looks up at the night sky, he doesn't just see stars - he sees data.