science and technology

McGill researcher to head Facebook’s new Montreal AI lab

Published: 15Sep2017

Facebook is opening a new Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in Montreal — FAIR Montreal. This is the company’s first research and development investment in Canada, and only its fourth AI...

NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

Published: 14Sep2017

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating...

Brains are more plastic than we thought

Published: 19Jul2017

Practice might not always make perfect, but it’s essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive...

Overcoming hurdles to Arctic climate change adaptation

Published: 6Jan2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

Published: 5May2017

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the...

$1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Published: 15Apr2016

McGill Newsroom To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits

Published: 15Dec2016

From laptops to cellphones, today’s technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states...

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