Science and Technology

Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists

Published: 18Jan2018

The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger detected last August has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took...

Better data for governments

Published: 15Nov2017

Today, the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), part of Johns Hopkins University, and GeoThink, a part of McGill University, launched a new open data standards directory that will identify...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A more sustainable way to refine metals

Published: 7Jun2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could...

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