Science and Technology

Access to cutting-edge research equipment, laboratories and tools

Published: 28Feb2017

At the University of New Brunswick this morning, The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $51,968,051 for 223 projects at 39 universities across the country, including over $4.5...

Mouse Model Could Shed New Light on Immune System Response to Zika Virus

Published: 23Feb2017

A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study...

Protective wear inspired by fish scales

Published: 23Jan2017

They started with striped bass. Over a two-year period the researchers went through about 50 bass, puncturing or fracturing hundreds of fish scales under the microscope, to try to understand their...

Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts

Published: 4Jan2017

Astronomers have pinpointed for the first time the home galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst, moving scientists a step closer to detecting what causes these powerful but fleeting pulses of radio waves....

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...

It’s what's underneath that counts

Published: 27Oct2016

To the naked eye, ancient rocks may look completely inhospitable, but in reality, they can sustain an entire ecosystem of microbial communities in their fracture waters isolated from sunlight for...

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill

Published: 15Sep2016

McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI)...

Don’t scan so close to me

Published: 15Aug2016

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?...

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