technology

Patently harmful: fewer female inventors a problem for women’s health

Published: 6Jul2021

"Necessity is the father of invention," but where is its mother? According to a new study published in Science, fewer women hold biomedical patents, leading to a reduced number of patented...

How the spread of the Internet is changing migration

Published: 16Dec2020

The spread of the Internet is shaping migration in profound ways. A McGill-led study of over 150 countries links Internet penetration with migration intentions and behaviours, suggesting that...

$2-million gift from Montreal philanthropist Stephen Jarislowsky to explore the impact of new technology on society

Published: 30Jul2020

As society grapples with myriad technology-related issues, including biases in facial recognition software, algorithms to identify hate speech and misinformation, as well as growing concerns over...

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain

Published: 22May2019

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

NEWSWEEK | Thousands of rubber ducks prove drones and computers can successfully count wild animals

Published: 13Feb2018

They found that the drones combined with the computer algorithm wasn't just a decent substitute for ecologists' eyes, it actually got closer to the real number of birds on the ground. It's a...

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